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SYRIAC MANUSCRIPTS 



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THE BRITISH MUSEUM, O;: .^ >, ,ui f-i^^ 

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OILBBBT AND BITIVaTOV, FRINTEB8, 

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This volume is the first part of a Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts in the 
British Museum, in continuation of that compiled by Dr. F. Rosen and the Rev. J. 
FoRSHALL, and published by order of the Trustees in 1838. The whole work, which 
has been' drawn up by Dr. W. Wright, the Assistant Keeper of the Manuscripts, 
includes descriptions of the Nitrian Collection and a few other volumes acquired since 
that date. This first part comprises the classes of Biblical Manuscripts and Service- 
Books, The second part, containing the remaining classes, is already in the press. 
It will be accompanied by a Preface and Indices. 

The publication of this volume has been considerably delayed, owing to 
the first impression having been destroyed by the fire at the premises of Mr. 
Watts, the Printer, in Gray's Inn Road, on the 19th of March last.^ 

CH. RIEU, 

KEEPER OF THE ORIENTAL MSS. 
15th December, 1870. 



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OLD TESTAMENT. 



I. 



Paper, 12 in. by 8, consisting of 376 leaves. 
The quires, 40 in number, are signed with 
letters ()o, fol. 372). Each page is divided 
into two columns of about 56 lines. The 
writing is small and inelegant, with occa- 
sional Syriac and Greek vowels and other 
points, of the xvii*^ cent. Poll. 2, 199, 200, 
201, and 373 — 376, are more modem than 
the rest. This volume contains — 

The whole of the Scriptures of the Old 
Testament, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, with the Apocrypha. The running title 

takes different forms ; e.g., fol. 3 a^ rdadifk 
etun coA ^r^.i (xdOoki/cn) ; fol. 22 by rds^ 

fol. 66 by ^^qoAjA cocC^ (KjBiAfia ,ftn\n\K:A 
f<diua\.i:^; fol. 76 by {wpofyfiaTeia) '*^'\^\j^ 

* See the minute description of two similar manu- 



1. The Pentateuch. 

a. Genesis. Pol. 2 a. 

b. Exodus. Pol. 21 a. 

c. Leviticus. Pol. 37 a. 

d. Numbers. Pol. 47 *. 

e. Deuteronomy. Pol. 63 b. 

2. Job. Pol. 77 a. 

3. Joshua. Pol. 86 a. 

4. Judges. Pol. 96 b. 

5. a. 1st Samuel. Pol. 105 a. 
b. 2nd Samuel. Pol. 118 a. 

6. a. 1st Kings. Pol. 128 a. 
b. 2nd Kings. Pol. 141 b. 

7. a. 1st Chronicles. Pol. 153 a. 
b. 2nd Chronicles. Pol. 166 a. 

8. The Proverbs of Solomon. Pol. 178 b. 

9. Ecclesiastes. Pol. 187 a. 

10. The Song of Songs. Pol. 190 a. 

11. The book of Wisdom. Pol. 191 a. 

12. The book of illustrious Women, 
f^AiunT*TH ftlab Jl^.i r<l9^ ; viz. 

a. Ruth. Pol. 197 a. 

b. Susanna. Pol. 198 b. 

13. Isaiah. Pol. 201 a. 



scripts in Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue of the Syriac 
MSS. in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1864), nos. 1 
and 2 ; and also Assemani, Manuscriptorum Codd. Bibl. 
Apost Vat. Catalogus (Rom. 1756-58), t. ii. p. 14, no. vii. 



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14. The twelve minor Frophete. FoL 
219 a. 

15. Jeremiah; including the Lamenta- 
tions and the Prayer of Jeremiah. FoL 
234 d. 

16. Ezekiel. Fol. 268 b. 

17. Daniel; including the Song of the 
three holy Children, Bel, and the Dragon- 
Pol. 278 a. 

18. The book of holy Women, Jl^.i rda^ 
f^iuL*lia fifab ; yiz. 

a. Esther. Pol. 287 a. 

b. Judith. Pol. 290 a. 

19. Ezra and Nehemiah. Pol. 296 a. 

20. The book of Jesus the son of Simeon, 
called the son of Sirach: ^x^ojlm^ rdsii^ 
f<\aj»r< %n f^iaiv^n.i ^^^^aox. ia . Pol. 306 a. 

21. The three books of the Maccabees ; 
viz. 

a. 1st Maccabees. Pol. 820 a. 
h. 2nd Maccabees. Pol. 334 a. 

c. 3rd Maccabees. Pol. 346 a. 

22. The discourse of Josephus (Josippus) 
on Eleazar, Shamuni (Samona), and her 
seven sons (also called 4th Maccabees) : 

m,ino . Pol. 351 i. 

23. The first book of Esdras, translated 
from the Septuagint version : ^lAn&sn ^ah\ 

f^lW^3 Kla.2«30 r^lsiliA 

Pol. 360 a. Sub- 



f^coa 



scription: oco icoo^f^^ rda^ K!icdo .^iz. 

24. The book of Tobit, translated from 
the Septuagint version: r^aii^ ^ah\ 

Pol. 368 a. \ 

26. a. The first epistle of Baruch: 
r<i&fi9 vv a V9.1 f<iu».w r^iii^j^. Pol. 373 a. 

ft. ^ The second epistle of Baruch. 
Pol. 374 a. 



To several of the books short notes are 
prefixed, giving some account of the writer, 
date, etc.* 

The name of the scribe was Abraham bar 
Teshua', called iOi\^ from the village of 
Kosur, near Maridin; and he wrote the 
volume in the convent of S. Mary Deipara, 
called Beth Marcus, at Jerusalem. This ap- 
pears from the following notes. 

Pol. 47 b. r^!^9 iCDoHf re Jl^ «9^^f^O 



Pol. 77 a. 



fda!^ ^cDiaK" Jl^ e\^ 



^^i^a^ r^^r^ r4iJ.%2a ^ •Jk.cub f<tT irm 

>*%» r^oAr^ ^^il^ f^huLmX^ r^i»:i.a rdsi 

See also foil. 165 b and 320 a. 

Poll. 199 and 200 were written by one 

X V y y 
Antonius of Jerusalem: r^dAr^ JlL oi^o 

^.UQ Ai\^*m «9iL^.i f^Uicuoo^ »floniio\iT^ 

. i^SQr^ tt^^^ r^lfiui4 oqso 

^ xy 

Pol. 201 is in the handwriting of one 
Sergius al-Jubaili, whose name appears in 
the following Arabic notes. 

Pol. 77 a. .aJ^reo jtoA\ia» vxujAr^ Aa&i 
^ i4rd«Vfl9 «^^ €qA^ aia*iwklr^ .sir^^ 

* As in the Bodleian and Vatican MSS. mentioned in a 
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Fol. 106 a. »La^r^ .au^Jiito iuuiAr^A 

PoL 219 a. iuuftXr^ pou^i? ^rAsA\r<a 
«^r^lA^ ^CU «^^r^0^^ oa^o&r^O jtoA\Jij9» 

Poll. 2 and 373—376 (which are yellum) 
are in a different hand from any of the 
above, but the writer has not recorded his 
name. 

On fol. 1 stands the following note: 
"This MS. is the property of Dr. Adam 
Clarke, of Millbrook, Lanch*/** 

[Egerton 704.] 



IL 

Paper, 10|^ in. by 6|, consisting of 263 
leaves, some of which are much torn, espe- 
ciaUy foU. 1, 2, 8, 10, 23, 24, 26, 115, 262, 
and 263. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally 30 in number ; but of these 
the first (with the exception of a single leaf), 
the second, and the last, are now missing. 
Leaves are also wanting after foil. 2, 8, 22, 
23, and 260. There are from 21 to 27 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
good, regular hand of the xiii*^ cent. Some 
Syriac vowels have been added by the scribe, 
and other hands have inserted numerous 
Greek vowels, as well as the points rukkdkh 
and ktMhshdiy both in red and black ink. It 
contains — 

The Pentateuch, according to the Peshitta 
version ; viz. 

Genesis, marginally divided into 35 sec- 



• See the Catalogue of the European and Asiatic 
Manuscripts in the Library of the late Dr. Adam Clarke, 
by J. B. B. Clarke (Lond. 1836), p. 203, no. 249. 



tions (eiA). Pol. 1 a. The paissing portions 
are : ch. i. 1 — iv. 12, v. 11 — ^xvii. 10, xviii. 
6 — 27, xxiii. 8 — ^xxiv. 11, xxxi. 53 — xxxvi. 
4, and xxxvi. 30 — xxxvii. 15. 

Exodus, divided into 26 sections (a^). 
Pol. 42 b. 

Leviticus, divided into 20 sections (v^). 
Pol. 101 a. \ 

Numbers, divided into 26 sections (oa). 
Pol. 147 b. 

Deuteronomy (sections not marked 
throughout). Pol. 212 a. The missing por- 
tions are : ch. xxx. 1 — 20, and xxxii. 14— 
xxxiv. 12. 

A few lessons (rdi*Ho) have been marked 
on the margins ; e.g. foil. 40 J, 41 J, and 44 b. 
There are also many marginal notes and 
glosses, chiefly in Arabic, by different hands. 

[Add. 14,671.] 

III. 

Vellum, 10| in. by 8^, consisting of 230 
leaves, many of which, especially in the first 
half of the volume, are much stained and 
slightly mutilated. It seems to have origi-* 
nally consisted of 24 quires, signed with 
letters (see fol. 61, \ ; fol. 71, *» ; fol. 100, 
Kl* ; fol. 110, »au ; fol. 161, u ; etc.) Leaves 
are now wanting after foil. 2, 89, 119, and 
230. Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 24 to 31 lines. This volume appears 
to have been the work of two scribes, the 
one of whom wrote from the beginning to 
fol. 115, the other from fol. 116 to the end. 
It was written at Amid, in the year of the 
Greeks 775, A.D. 464. The character in 
both parts is a fine, bold Estrangela. Vowels 
have sometimes been added by a later hand 
(>., p, w/^, X, XTr w"f"KA^ ). Poll. 1 — 6, 9, and 
19, have been inserted, to replace lost leaves, 
apparently about the viii*^ cent. Pol. 10 is 
of still later date. The contents are — 

Pour books of the Pentateuch, according 
to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

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Exod. XT. 1- 



Genesis. Fol. 1 b. Subscription: .>!*. 

Exodus. Pol. 60 a. Title : K'i&CD . r^in^an 
K'^ior^.i ^Hii.1. Subscription: fdmAsn >\jl 

Numbers. Fol. 116 b. Title (now almost 
effaced) K'^iar^.i rd^^ir^.! K'i^CD r^iiisn . 
Subscription : rda^air^^ f^lAto r^AaiSso Ja\x. 

Deuteronomy. Fol. 177 a. Title: ^^ 

Lessons have been marked here and there 
on the margin by a very modern hand ; and 
on fol. 179 a three various readings are 
noted. 

The following portions of the text are 
missing: after fol. 2, Gen. ii. 10 — iii. 12; 
after fol. 89, Exod. xxiii. 9—31; after fol. 
119, Num. ii. 34— iii. 26 ; and after fol. 230, 
Deut. xxxiv. 2 to the end. 

As this is believed to be the oldest dated 
manuscript of any portion of the Bible now 
extant, it may be worth while to give a 
collation of some portions of the text with 
Lee's edition.* 

Gten. xlix. v. 1. Omits «.£oiA ; «^.a^cu»r^a. 

— ^v. 2. JLicflL»fd\, and so always. — v. 4. 
^as.i\. — ^V. 6. Omits r^r^. — ^V. 6. ^^ooDlirda ; 
^.^oooaBiAaa ; ii\iuiJ. — V. 7. Omits ooo. — 
V. 11. ca*Qft&i\. — V. 13. rdso*. — ^v. 15. oQj^iK'a 
rds\* — V. 16. Kl^coottA ool ii^.i. — V. 22. 
t^jsco . — V. 24. iuaJiicDa; ^oli. ^.sq. — v. 25. 
K'^iaa*. AaA ^. — ^V. 26. vyOLar^.i K'^iaa 
^jBjk.. — ^v. 28. «^ao^ ^cD. — ^v. 30. r^^ ; 



• On this and other manuscripts of the Old Testament 
in the Nitrian collection, see the memoir of Dr. Ceriani, 
" Le Edizioni e i Manoscritti delle Versioni Siriache del 
Vecchio Testamento,** in the " Memorie del R Istituto 
Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere," vol. xi, ii della Serie iii. 



21. V. 4. rCsius re.i¥. ; n\n\, 
— ^V. 5. Kl&fdik. — ^v. 6. v^A3.iLLja ^ia^. — 
V. 7. vyf^C9 iiAiiC9 yUiaa^ ^i^^ooaso. 
V. 14 hsa^n rdaiilX.— V. 15. f^ini\\o ; 
r^^i\lf^. — V. 16. ^^l\.i r^iOM:^.. — V. 19. 
Ao\*in; ^.^mi\^ rd^i^a v^cor^o. — v. 20. 

Exod. XX. 1 — ^17. V. 2. vyiknar^.!. — ^V. 4. 

.la^^ fd\a; Aa&o y\^ Aa&. — v. 5. •2^i& 
r^ca^. — ^V. 6. •fdOMil Kl^r^ A^ f^i^oa^ 
(a modem hand has pointed Kl&Ar<and in- 
serted ^i.i.i). — V. 9. ^-4^00* f<iLjLr^; 
v^^ Aa&.— V. 10. .laiL. Aa& .ia:L.i^ itd ; 
v^i\ai\o. — V. 11, hur^i AcAo; .jiLui^r^o; 
GOXMiao r^Aiax..! r^lsocu r^iao vv la. — ^V. 16. 
vvl nun .icDcp^ rdA. — V. 17. Aj^ i^o 

Deut. xxxii. 1 — 43. v. 1. r^l^irc" ,\^t.A\. — 
V. 2. fdJA^ vyr^; f^CflL»c»ir^ vyr^o. — V. 4. 

f<^li\a acD r^Lcu3l. — ^V. 6. vvria:^ oqso. — 
V. 8. -\\?i^ .la^.! ; rCsLJr^ oa ; >uA r<i % inwo 
A^iftur^. — ^v.9. Ao2^. — ^v. 11. f<ijcj v^f<. — 

V. 12. lia^oi >oiAf<. — V. 17. oIm.! r^. — 
V. 20. Ao2^ .—V. 21. ^caej\r^i •sa^ rdLa.— 
V. 22. Aa&rei\a. — ^v. 24. «^a&i\^a. — ^v. 26. 
v-4^4\; rdioii.— V. 26. 4\i»r^.— v. 27. 
^^^on i 1 n.i \ \ n «^,.a2a«ii\^ ; ioa«ii\r^. — 
V. 33. rdx.10. — V. 35. ocD Ju.i.— V. 36- 
rd^aivao. — V. 38. r^^i4\o.— V. 39. iu^Ao 
>caAr^. — V. 41. |KllQa\ r^l^io^ v^CDr^. 
V. 42. K'loaa Acuki. 

On fol. 115 by after the subscription of the 
book of Exodus and the usual doxology, 
there is a note, part of which has been 
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hand, as it would seem, not always cor- 
rectly. It runs as follows. 

^cD f^*i&co •a^o T^i»^ cD.in\\ JLjj:i 

.... li^Q r<aAr^>Mlo r<in.«M onz&l ,nintii\ 

^lO .m V o Ji^.&Mi\f^.i r^juzo 

cpA\Ani\n f^tt I T*yi.i [ (^) KbaA\ 

f<v\j^ coA Aiua acb r^lsocua iCon ii m i 
r^ai r^lsoCLo^ KlnJ.it.l r^^mn rdA:^ia&a 

• ^Aar^ l^i^\\ paLkl lOaccoA^i.! r^.icpco pa^ 

"Who strengthened His humhle servant, 
and he wrote these hooks for his heloved 
friend, the honoured and God-loving priest 

Mar . . . ^ . . , who used 

diligence and made and hought this volume, 
(i.e. paid for the writing of it,) for the holy 

church of May the Messiah, 

through His grace," etc. 

Then follows the date, the letters of which 
have also heen slightly retouched. 

»^n ■ n r^hy^isXi^ awards ,T ^ t»o ^ i \ n T o 

f^l^an^oSkr^ f<l» il» KbAr^ >m10 r^in.«M 

• o • o • f^iiai f^i\:i:^.i couza 

" This volume was written in the year 775 
(A.D. 464), in the city of Amid, in the days 
of the honoured and Gtod-fearing hishop 
Mar Mara*, .... of the Great Church."t 

The next note gives the name of the scrihe 
who wrote the first half of the manuscript, 
viz. the deacon John. The last line is in 
part no longer legible. 
rdaa^a rt^iT^T^an ^cu r^co rda^ •a^ 

* See Assemani, BibL Or., t. L p. 256 j Le Quien, Or. 
Christ, t. ii. col. 992. 

t Instead of cnliTn, in or during the peace, another 
word appears to have stood originally in the MS. j viz. 
moaTn, " in the street or court of the Great ChurcL" 
See Land, Anecd. Syr., t. L p. 65, note 3 ; and the note 
at the end of Add. U,489, 



Between the last two notes some words 
are written in large but very indistinct 
letters, of comparatively modem date, men- 
tioning the name of one John as the pos- 
sessor of the book. 

(?) K!lr^.l ^CD f^H&fi9 (?) CS& • • f^j2i^ ^cu 
fdl^ r^ia.i r^r^ iA.i r^i»^o f<A^ Kllr^ 

On fol. 116 a, near the top of the page, 
stand in a good clear hand the words: 

f^A\»tiT*7n f^i\a*iiAi\.i i»r^.i ^^ ; and be- 
neath, in a small hand of the x*^ or xi*^ 
cent., is a long prayer, apparently extracted 
from some liturgy, for the Church and all 
the orders of the clergy, the kings and 
judges, the rich and the poor. It begins: 

On fol. 1 a there is some ancient Arabic 
writing, now no longer distinctly legible. 

[Add. 14,425.J 



Vellum, 13| in. by 10^, consisting of 96 
leaves, several of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 69 and 86 — 90. 
The quires are signed with the Syriac 
arithmetical figures (see foil. 10, 20, etc.). 
No less than nine quires and a leaf are 
missing at the beginning of the volume; 
and the last two quires are imperfect, leaves 
being wanting after foil. 88, 89, and 95. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 29 to 33 lines. The character is a 
large and beautiful Estrangela of the vi*^ 
cent^ Vowels have been added in a few 



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oases by later hands. This volume con- 
tains — 

Part of the Pentateuch, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Leviticus. Pol. 1 a. Subscription : • y^ 

Numbers. Pol. 28 h. Title: • K'iato . Kliusn 
• K'^ioK'.i . r^ft^W.1 . Subscription: . ^qSul 

Deuteronomy. Pol. 67 J. Title : . r^ui^ 

The following portions of the text are 
wanting. At the beginning, besides the 
books of Genesis and Exodus, Levit. i. 1 — 
iii. 6 ; after fol. 88, Deut. xxii. 19 — ^xxvii. 19; 
after fol. 89, Deut. xxviii. 26 — ^xxix. 13 ; and 
after fol. 95, Deut. xxxiv. 9 to the end. 

[Add. 14,427.] 

Vellum, 8f in. by 5^, consisting of 105 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially near the beginning and 
end. Originally the book was made up of 
13 quires, of which the sixth and the last 
are now wanting, and several others are 
imperfect, leaves being missing after foil. 2, 
7, and 11. They have been twice signed 
with letters (see foil. 16, 46, and 56), but 
at neither time correctly. Each page con- 
tains from 20 to 25 lines. The character 
is a good, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or 
vii*^ cent. Vowels have sometimes been 
added by a later hand (>. , € , h , p , v , jc , iy). 
This manuscript contains — 

The book of Genesis, according to the 
Peshitta version. Title, fol. 2 h : r<hu^B 

The lessons are marked in the text in the 
usual way ; others have been added subse- 
quently at the top of the page. 

The following portions of the text are 
wanting: after fol. 2, ch. i. 7 — 18; after 
fol. 7, ch. iii. 13—22; after fol. 11, ch. v. 
24 — vi. 15 ; after fol. 45, a whole quire. 



containing ch. xxii. ll^xxv, 17; and after 
fol. 105, a quire, containing oh, xlvii. 13 to 
the end. 

Poll. 1 and 2 a contain an index to the 
additional lessons mentioned above. 



^^ A ^^ A r^^kftkUK':! relkax^i K'iiaLX^i ^ 

k!s>^ ju\ f^^^u f^nT*i.v»:i « 

• • •& K" •Sk rAc^jji ^ : •^^r f^nT*i.v.i ^ 

M •& K" .fk : .1 : f^iT*! au».i ji 

and so on. Here a stands for r^flsia^ , 
hu]^ (quire), and A for f^U>^ (opening). 

With this volume was once bound up a 
work, (or more probably a series of extracts,) 
entitled r^lxaM kIiaIm.! kIimosi , ** Disqui- 
sitions of the holy Teachers,'' as appears 
from the note on the margin of fol. 2 b. 

[Add. 14,426.] 

VI. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 6, consisting of 24 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 5 — 7, 14 and 15. 
The quires are signed with letters, but only 
CD is complete. Leaves are wanting after 
foil. 3, 7, 10 and 24. Each page has from 
22 to 25 lines. This manuscript is written 
in a good, regular Estrangela of the vi*"* or 
vii*^ cent. It contains — 

Fragments of the book of Genesis, r^^ia 
[Kduicreh] f<l43Q.iD KS^Qp, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. ch. i. 1 — ^ii. 9, iii. 16 — 
vi. 3, xix. 38 — ^xxi. 29, and xxiii. 3 — xxix. 10. 
Of the lessons, some axe rubricated in the 
text, whilst others have been added on the 
margin by a much later hand. 

[Add. 14,444, foil. 1—24.] 

VII. 

Vellum, about 9\ in. by 6|, consisting of 
61 leaves (Add. 12,172, foU. 136 — 196). 



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The quires, six in number, are signed with 
iettOTS, There are from 22 to 33 lines in 
each page. It is made up of parts of two 
manuscripts, the one of the ix*^ or x*^ cent., 
the other of the x*^ or xi*^ cent. The former, 
foil. 136 — 164, is written- in a good, regular 
hand, with many Syriac vowel-points and 
accents, and is apparently of Nestorian 
origin. The latter ia in an ordinary current 
hand, and rather carelessly written. The 
contents are — *:, 

1. The book of Genesis, according to the 
PesMtta version. Fol. 136 b. The text, from 
the beginning to ch. xxxii. 28 (fol. 164 J), 
is divided into 22 sections, marked on the 
margin. 

2. The story of Eleazar, Shamuni and her 
seven sons, extracted from the second book 
of the Maccabees, ch. vi. 18 — ch. vii. 42. 
Eol. 188 5. Beginning : ^ K'iu&jL^ .sio^ 

rdsL*! IV^aXrt^ • • cous f<%i TO rtliosacd 
/•X.a . K'iftVM.l K'Vtta AoAKll.1 

3. The first epistle of Baruch, K'Aii^K' 

Ann\. Fol. 192 J. 

A note on fol. 195 a states that this book 
of Genesis belonged to one Denha, the dis- 
ciple of Lazarus of Arzan or Arzun, who 
dwelt in the desert of Scete : i^liaa A^r< 

ft^a ^:ua rt^ii&m tcoo^f^.l Klico KLa^L^ 

fdi^lCL&A.! vwK" r^ocD i^OJk. f^\ n nDi^.i 

• jua oraa K'u.l A^.ia >cocu«».l 
A different hand has added : oA •n^so.i A^o 



Another note on fol. 136 a distinctly says 
that it belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. 

On fol. 195 b there is twice written the 
name of one Jonah, r^ii ikim^ ^cu kIik' 

[Add. 12,172, foU. 136—196.] 

Tin. 

A paper leaf, 7^ in. by 5, contaming 
Genesis, ch. i. v. 7 — 18, according to the 
Peshitta version, written in a hand of the 
xiv*** cent. 

[Add. 14,738, fol. 1.] 

IX. 

t 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 6^, consisting of 
108 leaves. The quires, eleven in nimiber, 
are signed with both letters and arithmetical 

figures, thus: -^^ -V^^ •'•» etc. There are 

from 20 to 22 lines in each page. The cha- 
racter is an elegant, regular Estrangela, of 
the earlier half of the viii*^ cent. Vowels 
have been added in a few cases by a later 
hand (e.g. foil. 15 b and 16 a, 4, > , h, <;, ^, «). 
This manuscript contains — 

The book of Exodus, according to the 
Peshitta version. . 

Title, fol. 3 b\ ^1^.1 r^^A^ i<A.nJh^n 
f<hs^\okf<T^ . The lessons (r<li* io , abbreviated 
%\n) are indicated by rubrics in the text. 
One has been added on the margin by a 
later hand, viz. fol. 28 5, r<^Y^M.i r^li^io 

Subscription, fol. 107 - d, nlxcLSLM >Ll 
K'^iorf:! ^1^:1 K'iaa* ; after which follows 
the doxology, ^.v^oo nf^cuAiAiA r^jjoox. 
*. ^jMK'a ^f^r< 4^ ^, and in a more cursive 
character the words .9^.1 ^ A^ cA^ 



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A note in the same handwriting, on fol. 
108 a, states that the manuscript was written 
for the monks of the convent of Natpha,* 
near Maridin, at the expense of the priest 
Julian kLaioi, and of the deacons George 
and Bada, visitors (K'laauto, ^epMSein^) of 
the said convent, re:^^^^ a:uauk.o o\^^M^h\x< 

fdxAcu Tt^TiTn • rf^i^ f<\f\ \n.i ft^ft\i:i 
^.^OQEui^i. r^\^ oraa K'lai Aa.i • r^AS.ai2k:i coL.i 
A\^3 009 K'ooAk'i • »\qs.9 ^.^r^ A Ann 

OCp . K^lOS K'ieOAQO O^QQOO oi^^SkM^K" OXSttX, 

o.Ta^.l »..ooq\a.i ^h\c\^ . K'losoia r<x^Hal 
• ^i^wii^X r^ca\r^.i coIas^ ^.Ta^o 

What originally followed has been erased, 
and in its place we read, in the handwriting 
of Moses of Nisibis, abbat of the convent of 
S. Mary Deipara in the desert of Scete 
(A. Gr. 1243, A.D. 932),t that this book 
was procured by him for the library of the 
said convent. K'ift.ii f^o3 r^la^ >o3o^r^ 
Kl^^&xiflort^3 K'lJa.TSasa.i r^A^iOfloi rt^ciAr<'^:iL.i 
• rt^i,ft3-aL»i ft^il i»gl K1X.OJSQ ooA »cn \\ ni 
f<lajA.i Aa A^ K'ciAv^l x<h\ ^1 AcsqtmK'o 
r^aiiaA r^Li^Lsno .laosa oK" r^co r<liio30Jkl 
Kl^ja^i ^o • ^\ ^JdQ .*uiLa K'ift.i.i Qni.S)9 f^os 

O3il\^olo 03i\010 f^ClAf^.l OOMTm *. ^CD A^ 



• See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. ii., Dissert, de Monophy- 
sitis, art. ix., Monasterium Nataphae. 

+ See the notes in his handwriting in many other 
volumes of this collection, and also Assemani, Bibl. Or., 
t. i. p. 83, t. il p. 118; Cureton, the Festal Letters of 
Athanasins, preface, p. xjciv., note. 



>09o:ui:kAo oA t^jl^uI r^oAf^ f^^j» r^o 
K'aAK' ^.iL:i rf^oX^ ft^i\tt f^lx.OM >\o 

Moses of Nisibis may perhaps have pur- 
chased it from the deacon Sergius bar Abra- 

ham, of Rish'aina or Ras'ain {^ u"];)» ^^^ 
has written on foL 2 a : rtlioi re:^^ o^i^ 
rducsojLSn (?) tt^iW ^ ycohjor^ ia Qs.^\Jijto:i 
(sic) .sioiiiftJ OK" oia K'vi.i AoA 
r^etAr^n €ohilsn A^ (sic) >^fik02l rdXo 
(sic) >o3oiu9 A^o >o9aL^ fd*idQ.i cnfioi«»o iaa^ 
^ %^n\ ^ y%\ \ \ €ox.snGLi^ A-^o oii^ojk. A-^o 

Below this are recorded, in large open 
Estrangela characters, the names of two 
readers of the book, John and Teshua', 

. T<tii T*wi.i o3.*ujaaA^ ,\ ATiO r^ i \u ^eu 

[Add. 12,133, foil. 1—108.] 



X. 



Vellum, about 9J in. by 6, consisting of 
14 leaves (Add. 14,444, foil. 25—38), several 
of which are much stained and torn, espe- 
cially foil. 33 — 38. The quires are signed 
with letters (fol. 27, ^), but not a single 
one is complete. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 32 to 34 lines. The 
\\Titing is a fine, regular Estrangela of the 
vi*^ cent. This manuscript contains — 

Fragments of the book of Leviticus, 
KlicQ^.! rfi^oa, according to the Peshitta 
version ; viz. ch. vi. 28 — ^vii. 24, viii. 14— 
X. 18, xiii. 42 — ^xiv. 47, xv. 16 — ^xvi. 2, xvii. 7 
— xix. 8, XX. 18 — xxi, 14, xxiii. 4 — 24, and 
xxvi. 41 — ^xxvii. 14. 

The lessons appear to have been marked 
on the margins (e.g. fol. 33 b) by a later hand, 
which has also prefixed an index to the 
lessons in the books of Leviticus and Job, 
fol. 25, [Add. 14,444, foU. 25—38.] 



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XI. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 6^, consisting of 
89 leaves, the last of which is much torn. 
The quires, originally ten in number, are 
signed with letters ; but of the first only a 
single leaf remains. Each page has from 20 
to 22 lines. This manuscript is written in 
a beautiful, regular Estrangela, by the dea- 
con Saba of Eas'ain, about A.D. 724. It 
contains — 

The book of Numbers, according to the 
Peshitta version, commencing with ch. iii. 14. 
Subscription, fol. 89 a : i^v^^ r^juuso ^Jlsl 

The subscription is followed by a dox- 
ology : . Aa ^ ^.*u\Qo vykcuAiA^ f<V»naT, 

After this we read in smaller letters: 

o^o /Klico KLa^LA •siiu&.i f^il 1 \ T ■! 

"Jesus God, have mercy on Saba the 
scribe of B/as'ain, who wrote this book, and 
did not write in it a blotted tau.^* See Add. 
12,186, part first, and Add. 14,430, where 
we have the dates A.D. 726 and 724. 

On fol. 89 b there are two notes in a small 
and neat hand, but much stained, so that 
a few words are barely legible. The first 
runs as follows. 

KLa*rt^^.ll (sic) cbiai^.i tt^i\M ft^i t^ r^n 
tt^iinwH TicoiJar^ fXSn coL.i r^ai ^ K'.ico 

A^ f^l^M ^CD r^adia^ K'la.l Aa.i tiso^ia 
jEft^a^ >^cA^ .^r^ift^a >^» cal»3 r^i 



Klao^ (P) t^MSn^ J^iito .^t^f^ «^.om4diM 

" Our Lord Jesus the Messiah, have mercy 
on the feeble, sinful and miserable (man), 
who has need of the mercy of God, Rubil 
(Reuben) the sinful deacon, who read this 
Testament with his master Mar Abraham 
Hahunaya (?) ;♦ and they inserted (words) in 
it, and restored (injured passages) in it, and 
made erasures from it ; but this they did only 
where it was proper. Lord, give a blessing, 
that every one who reads in these books may 
pray for Kubil the sinner, who sewed, and 
read, and renovated, and for Abraham his 
master abundantly and especially, (saying :) 
May my prayer intercede for them. Amen. 
Written by the scribe Ram-id (?), may God 
pardon him." 

The second note reads thus — 

^ifia^a K'fdMa ^r< Aui-x. ^cd ^.i >oco 



KllCD 



osi 



rei»Q^:i f^Uskiooa rH»VL»i rdMoK"^ 
«^oooi& fd*i:so fdfikuuso . ftlx^.ia 

Aao r^l^co ^..003 CD^CL&*[^] A!\^ >*i:so 

" These things took place in the year 1128 
(A.D. 817), in the days of the honoured and 
Christ-loving abbat Mar Thomas, warden of 
this holy convent. May the Lord forgive all 
his shortcomings and transgressions, through 
the heard and accepted prayers of the Mother 
of God the Virgin Mary, on account of his 
care of this church. And may every one," etc. 

On the margin of fol. 89 a we read in a 



* The second letter of this word is rather indistinctly 
written. It appears to be derived from the name of Hah, 
a Jacobite see (Assem., Bibl. Dr., t u,, Dissert, de Mono- 

physitis, art. iz., Haa, j»k£«»). 

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small and modem hand: Kla^i^ks ,\^ 
iuj9 ^ rdfti,*:! >JLa.i fd*a.i ^iCDiJaK' i^co 

>cooLk. f^Vji K'u.i • kIaicu.1 ^Zir[f^ ills.] 

" The wretched Abraham, who is in name 
a monk, from Beth-Severina,* from the con- 
vent of Mar Gabriel, fell in with this book 
in the year 1794 (A.D. 1483). Let him who 
reads," etc. [Add. 14,428.] 



XIL 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 5f , consisting of 
49 lea.ves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 3, 6, 13, 15 — 18, 
27, 28, 38, and 42. The quires are signed 
with both letters and arithmetical figures 
{e.g. fol. 18, ^ ; fol. 28, «). Leaves are 

wanting after foil. 2, 3, 5, 13, 17, 39, 43, 47, 
and 49. Each page has from 24 to 26 lines. 
This manuscript is written in a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*** cent, and contains — 

The book of Deuteronomy, according to 
the Feshitta version, rt^i&oo K'ttasAi ^^ 
K'^ioK'^ K!aLM«».i . The following portions 
of the text are missing : ch. i. 21 — 36, 41 — 
43, ii. 3 — 19, iii. 10 — ^iv. 5, vii. 5 — ^ix. 10, xi. 
11 — ^xii. 17, XXV. 4 — ^xxviii. 26, xxix. 14 — 24, 
xxxi. 23 — xxxii. 6, and xxxii. 41 to the end. 
The lessons are rubricated in the text. 

On fol. 1 a there is written, in a later hand, 
the commencement of the hymn Oloria in 
excelsis, kIswoi^ n i^ooAr^ f< n na r 
arranged so as to form a cross, in connection 
with the words r^sa«idQ.i coiiukLa .a^ * 
Below, within an ornamental nimbus, co- 
loured with black, red, green and yellow, 
are these words from the Psalms : 



* See Assemani, BibL Or., t. i. p. 216. 



KbAf^ »Lk. >Mi .(sic) Oaoia vOW¥n KbAi^ 
[Add. 14,438, foil. 1—49.] 



XIII. 

Two vellum leaves, about 10 in. by 7^, 
both slightly stained and torn, written in 
double columns of 25 or 26 lines. The 
writing is a fine, large Estrangela of the 
vi^ cent. They contain Deuteronomy, ch. 
xxxii. 51 — xxxiv. 7, according to the Pe- 
shitta version. [Add. 14,669, foil. 23, 24.] 



XIV. 

Three vellum leaves, about 9| in. by 6|, 
one of which is much torn. They are written 
in a good, regular hand of the ix*** cent., 
with occasional Syriac vowels. There are 
from 28 to 32 lines in each page. These are 
fragments of a Nestorian manuscript of the 
book of Deuteronomy, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. fol. 1, ch. xii. 11 — 31 ; 
fol. 2 a, ch. XV. 8 — 14; fol. 2 J, ch. xv. 18 
— ^xvi. 2 ; and fol. 3, ch. xxvi. 2 — xxvii. 9. 
[Add. 14,668, foU. 1—3.] 

XV. 

A vellum leaf, about 10^ in. by 6f , much 
torn. It contains Deuteronomy, ch. iii. 21 
— ^iv. 17, according to the Peshitta version, 
written in a good, regular hand of the x*** cent. 

[Add. 14,669, fol. 22.] 

XVI. 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 7, consisting of 
325 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and a few slightly torn (especially foil. 68, 



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76, 77, 79, 86, 87, 89—193, and 318—326). 
The quires, 34 in number, are signed with 
letters; v^, -\\ and .lA are incomplete, 

leaves being missing after foil. 185, 312, 313, 
319, and 325. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 18 to 23. This manuscript 
is written in a good, regular hand of the x*^ 
or xi*** cent., with numerous Syriac vowels 
and diacritical marks. It contains — 

Those books of the Old Testament which 
constitute, according to the Nestorian divi- 
sion, the rdaJMisa Aui (see Add. 12,138, 
foU. 74 a, S03b, and Add. 7150). The text is 
that of the Peshitta version. They are — 

1. The book of Joshua, ,\ nTi^i re!^^!.^ 
.^oaia. Fol. li. 

2. The book of Judges, r^ili i&fi^ri r^a^ 
rf\^y ^f^in:^ K^idAoq.! . Eol. 36 b. 

3. The two books of Samuel (undivided), 
jLreosu..! re:^^ . Eol. 70 a. 

4. The two books of Kings (undivided), 
K'^asAM i&fi9.i rda^ . Eol. 147 a. The sub- 
scription however is : r^^^^irf^ K'l&fi^ >Ll 

5. The Proverbs of Solomon, kLsAl^ 
3*0.1 ij3 >^n^i\T..i f^iiin.!. Eol. 225 b. 

6. The Proverbs of Jesus the son of Sirach, 
or EcclesiasticuSjK'iAfi^ ia.i r^a^ . Eol. 250 b. 

7. The book of Ecclesiastes or Koheleth, 
9f a.i is ^.cDdo.i rdii^ . Eol. 289 b. 

8. The book of Ruth, ^0^1.1 r^a^ . 
Eol. 297 b. 

9. The Song of Songs, • ^ik!x. ^ix..i r^a^ 
v^Aukax.^ iuuaLi.^ ofiax.a& tcoa^rt^n • EoL 
3016. 

10. The book of Job, kUm^.i r^La^L^ 
rdn^:i\ •scurt'. Eol. 305 6. 

The following portions of the text are 
missing : 1 "Kings, xxii. 8 — 27 ; Job, xii. 9 — 
xiv. 5, XV. 29 — ^xvii. 14, xxviii. 24 — xxxiii. 9, 
and xlii. 11 to the end. 

Each book is divided into sections, which 



are numbered on the margin, and a second 
numeration is carried through the entire 
volume, giving 164 sections in the whole 
f^AtcLsSi 4u^ (see fol. 324 J, and Add. 
12,i38, fol. 303 J). 

[Add. 14,440.] 

XVIL 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 5|, consisting of 
60 leaves, the first of which is slightly stained 
and soiled. The quires, seven in number (of 
which the first is missing), were originally 
signed with arithmetical figures (see fol. 52, 
yui^), but are now numbered with letters. 
There are from 19 to 23 lines in each page. 
This volume is written in a beautiful, regular 
Estrangela, and dated A. Gr. 910, A.D. 599. 
Greek vowels have been added by a later 
hand (^ ^ x p «). It contains — 

The book of Joshua, according to the Pe- 
shitta version, commencing with ch. iv. 7. 
Subscription : ^.^lia ,^oTi.i r^a^ >ix. . 

Some of the lessons are rubricated in the 
text, the end of each being indicated by the 
letter jl ; others are marked on the margins 
by references to an index, rtluHxi •x.ia&, 
which is now lost. 

On fol. 60 a there is a long note, stating 
that this manuscript was written in the year 
910, and collated with another copy of the 
school of the Armenians. The names of the 
man at whose expense it was transcribed, 
and of the convent to which he gave it, were 
altered by the hand of a person from the 
village of Kephar-Darin, who added a few 
lines, informing us that the manuscript was 
incorporated with the library of the convent 
of Mar Daniel at Kephar-Bil audoaak.! (P), 
near Antioch, when Thomas was abbat, the 
priest Simeon his deputy, and the priest 
Moses librarian. The name of this man has 
in turn been erased by one Tazdin bar 
Duma (?). 

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• rfciAr^^:! [K'iiut ^ • ^riiftA . . . (r^snai 
. oraa ^ia.l ^A^r<na cnfiocoa.! r<lii^aA:i vyK" 

>a9 / coiiSa ^ ,\TnTi.i >cocuculi ocp • r<^eo 

• ^oco ^9a*cnfio Ai\n A^ • rdisa*cnfioo tt^n\ 

• vvidQ.i co^o.TaA Aojk. .vcajjoK" >2^ A^ 

• ^AdOf^b ^K" miinj>\ oi&|L.:i rtliit:^ «^ooai& 
rC^KSMikJL^ iujK.9 .r^co k!s>^ ^.i •si^^K' 
KAoAflof^.! ftkM»^ ^ ^:i >4*AM -:- ifia^o 
^4fl9ia& ^ 34Jb9 cal AnTi Aa •> KUisoiK":! 

A:k..i *:l:.t» r<aeo . >cooi.al cal r^iASO r^o 

• • • 

• KIa&oJ^W*! f^io^ audSafik.! [AoaiftA:! A^KIaI.! 
K'i.ftW*! »*ino ■ 1 r^a^uL A> i n \ ^.i A-^ 
^^o^sox. f^T I T no r^xsnas^n coL.i rdSQOK'^ 
. K^aLOSn ft^wiTn rd^a^ >cDO^f^ :i^ cdi^ud:! 
rei^K'A^ cD^oa^^o >coQau»Ha r<^ciArt^:i 
rf ^o&^OK. ooa oA ^K".! Aa A^ Kli2L.ia&o 

•:• o •:• K'^invi ^.^^ K^^Vsaa ^.^ 

A more recent note, on fol. 59 b, records 
that Papa bar Duma of Tagrit (Tecrit) pre- 
sented this book to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara, by the hands of Matthew and 
Abraham of Tagrit. The latter part of this 
note, from rf^cu^^&Atieoa to the end, is in a 
diflferent hand from the former part. 

K'oAr^^.lL iua.i K'ift.il f^co Kla^ .acnu 
. tt2^oi9r^.l r^ia:UAa.i »aTii r^ar<^ r^AAiOfl^.! 
f<lfl9CU» AV^"^ .reiaJl^i^^^ K!bQO.i ij3 r^:&& 
rt^VA.i A^ .tCooruXjL.! f^UkCia >coaacu».i 
»icn.i r^^OJ^^&Atieoa . . !{« >a3oLk. r^A^ 
(sic) f^^iiui\^ fd*i»H KliK' TicDiJsK'.ia 
oxa K'ixi.l A^O >^ag*i\\ f^^ K'ixi.l Aa 



• rtll^AO^ A^O lAAte 

On the margin there is added: ^.i Aa^ 

• f^aL*3A f^U>ai ^o K'ija ^o 

On fol. 60 b there is a note written 
by the librarian of the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara: K!aiu^ cal Ai^x^ ^:i Aa 

^ ft^i\^\oT. caA hiA .ooa f<iAi:i rtlico 

.[^.MtiA f^^kjLr<^ f^K"] >cocuaa1i.i r<^ciAf< 

. >coa^f< r^Latti^ Au**^ ciA %^^aisn ru:i A^o 

t^flUBiA huuhs rdlcD r<li:i<BaahA KlijA.1 A^o 

Under this, but now almost effaced, there 
stands an anathema upon Nestorius and 
other heretics, in a later hand. 

[Add. 17,102.] 

XVIII. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 55, consisting of 
38 leaves (Add. 12,172, foU. 197—234). The 
quires seem to have been signed with both 
letters and arithmetical figures (see fol. 204) ; 
but several of them are either wanting or 
very defective. Each page has from 19 
to 22 lines. This manuscript is beauti- 
fully written, in a large, regular Estrangela 
of the vi*** or vii*^ cent. A few vowel-points 
have been added by a later hand. It con- 
tains — 

The book of Joshua, according to the Pe- 
shifta version. 

Title: «^^na ,^fluit.».i r^a^. Of the 
lessons (rtluHxi , abbreviated >ia and «) some 
are indicated by rubrics in the same hand- 
writing as the text, whilst others have been 
noted by later hands on the margins. The 
end of each is marked by the word ^oLl on 
the margin. This manuscript is very imper- 
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now missing: ch. iii. 6 — 15, iv. 6 — n. 25, 
X. 33—42, xiii. 12—23, xiii. 32— xiv. 8, 
XV. 19 — xvi. 3, xxi, 44 — ^xxii. 16, and xxiv. 9 
to the end. 

A note on fol. 197 a informs us that this 
volume belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara: f^^'i».i.i rtlico r^LjaAu^ ^eock^r^ 

[Add. 12,172, foU. 197—234.] 

XIX. 

Vellum, about 9J in. by 7, consisting of 
69 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 19—22, 33, 35, 
and 69. The quires, originally 14 in number, 
are signed with both letters and arithmetical 



fol. 34, »-;fol.48. 



fol. 64, .1* 



7^/7- 



figures ; e.g. fol. 5, ^^ 

•a*yu^; fol. 56, ^/^^; 

Leaves are wanting at the beginning and 
end, as well as after foil. 4, 12, 18, 20, 21, 
28, 29, 31, 33, 34 and 40. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of from 18 to 22 
lines. This manuscript is written in a large 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent, A later 
hand has added Greek vowels here and there 
(a, €, H or t, foil. 9 J, 10 a, o or <», foil. 10 a, 
13 J, 16 a, oy)^ and also Syriac vowel-points 
(for example, on foil. 17 o, 24 a and J, 25 a). 
The contents are — 

1. The book of Joshua, according to the 
Peshitta version. Fol. 1 a. Subscription: 

2. The book of Judges, according to the 
Peshitta version, Pol. 29 b. Title: i-SL^ 

The following portions of the text are miss- 
ing : Joshua, ch. i. 1 — 6, iii. 9 — ^iv. 11, viii. 4 
— ^x. 33, xiii. 17 — ^xv. 3 (with the exception 
of a small portion of ch. xiv. and xv., fol. 19) 
XV. 13 — ^xvii. 2, xvii. 11 — ^xviii. 13, xxi. 28 — 
xxiv. 23 ; Judges, i. 1 — 14, ii. 2 — 15, iii. 15 



— vi. 28, vi 39— vii. 8, ix. 16—28, and xxi. 
19 to the end. 

A modem hand (perhaps the same that 
added the vowels) has marked the lessons on 
the margins, and also appended a few notes, 
either referring to the text of the LXX., 
or explanatory of proper names and other 
words. Por example : fol. 31 J, ^A-aLkz^o 
(Judg. i. 35), marg. itlliLAi Aua w ; fol. 36 a, 
•^0^.1^0 fd«i»A r^ai«» oidQK'a (Judg. vii. 
18), marg. *.a^.i\^.ix3 fd^ijMi K'^a&t jZ; 
fol. 38 a, oocD ^...oqoa^k' vy&ta&rf (Judg. 
viii. 18), marg. .*u» v^k' jal rfamhx jZ 
•^colm; fol. 43 a, kUa»i.i rda^ii K'i?^ 
(Judg. ix. 53), marg. r^^A»i.i rf\u<\ co ; fol. 
48 J, Auk' f^LL»^^r^ (Judg. xii. 5), marg. 
hilr^ r^^ia J^ ; fol. 55 5, J^K" vi\^ la^ 
f^^^ask^ r^r^snh\h\a (Judg. xvi, 5), marg. 
r^l2ktti&.i r^'fdMa rdftlf^" ^il ^^. In one 

place a Greek word is written on the mar- 
gin by the same hand, viz. foL 18 J, Kypoc 
(00010.10, Josh. xiii. 11). 

[Add. 14,439.] 

XX. 

A veUum leaf, torn and soiled, containing 
Joshua, ch. xxi. 10 — 25, according to the 
Peshitta version, written in a small, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. Syriac 
vowels and diacritical points have been 
added by a later hand. 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 3.] 

XXL 

Vellum, about 9J in. by 5f , consisting 
of 52 leaves, (Add. 14,438, foU. 50—101). 
The quires are now signed with letters from 
A» to .SL*. Each page has from 23 to 26 
lines. The character is a fine, regular 



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Estrangela, of the vi*^ cent. This manu- 
script contains — 

The book of Judges, according to the Pe" 
shitta version, A^K'iQaAK' pi^n r<lil*:i i&oo 
rd!^&aL ^f^ia^ i^ioAcsQ.! ; margin, in an old 
Arabic hand, IL»U ajjb^ 1y:jJ) sUSIIyuiv^^ • 

On the fly-leaves, foil. 50 a^52 a, there 
are written, in a less elegant Estrangela of 
about the same date, some hynms of Ephraim 
for the season of Lent ; viz. 

1. Beginning, fol. 60 a : aico.i rdLo Aik. 

2. Beginning, fol. 60 b : oico . -> . oAa ia 

• •4LD • » CnA I ^ ^^ *1 

3. Beginning, fol. 52 a: k'cd : oAa i-a 

. K'lCU* AoLjA AtK'^a JJL*.lt^.l . K'^CL&Lsa 



• •x.o 



Of this last there is only one stanza, but 
the words f^la^.i m^\ATn tiD show that 
the remainder was written on the fly-leaves 
at the end, which are now lost. 

On the margin of fol. 100 b there is a note, 
in a modern hand, stating that this book be- 
longed to a deacon named Abraham, r^eo 
K'ixiioQ.l ^\sSi^f< »Aa.i f^Juii i&Jto Kla^ 
f^LxxsfULsn (sic) ^icoial (sic) cu^i ft^\nT ; 
and on that of fol. 54 J, another, apparently 
in the same handwriting, saying that it was 
presented to the writer by the deacon John 
of Eas'ain (P), rCico KlaAiaA >\ ^.i ou^x. 

[Add. 14,438, foil. 50—101.] 



XXIL 

Vellum, 8| in. by 6, consisting of 168 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn. The quires, 16 in number, seem 
originally to have been left unsigned ; at a 
much later period they have been signed 
with letters, in some cases incorrectly. 
Leaves are wanting after foil. 3 and 109- 
Each page has from 20 to 25 lines. This 
volume is written in a fine, regular Estran- 
gela, not later than A. Gr. 856, A.D. 545 ; 
but fol. 147 is more modem. Greek vowels 
have been added here and there by a later 
hand ( a, m, x, p, « or ji ). It contains — 

The two books of Samuel, cp^a ■ n i 
JLf^oaMLa, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, the second book commencing on fol. 
83 b. The missing portions of the text are : 
1 Bam., ch. i. 26 — ch. ii. 19, and 2 Sam., ch. 
xi. 11 — 20. Some lessons have been marked 
on the margins by later hands, and in 
a few instances the commencement of the 
r^Uni^ or sections (e.g. foil. 114 a and 
119 a). 

On fol. 167 «, after the doxology, there is 
a note, mentioning the name of the scribe 
Serguna : Ax. r^A^ rtlico r^ladifiba K'la.i Aa 

^Js^x^ ^f^ • ft^^mya K'Qii*^^ ^^«^.i vyK" 

^AjsQrf a ; and after it, in a more current hand 
of the same period, another note, stating 
that the manuscript was collated in the 
year 856, A.D. 545, by one George 
(^vsLi^t = »\icu^, according to the alpha- 
bet of Bar-daisan*) : r^la^ (sic) M&^r^ 



♦ On the alphabet of Bardesanes, r^^oiir^ 
^_^*.1V3-1 or r^AuA.!^.! A^r< ^ see Add. 
7202, fol. 1 a; the Journal of Sacred Literature, vol. 
vi. (new series), January 1865, p. i^5 -, and Land's 
Anecdota, t. ii. p. 13. 



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f^ia3 Aai . ft^nTn ^liia casa i^iOtt^ ^ttU 



K'ciAk'.I 



>4jL&.l^iX..l^t Kl^^ Ax. r^A^ 



A note on fol. 157 ft informs us that this 
book was presented to the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara by Tal^ira bar 'Abbas of 
Tagrit ; and an addition, in a different 
hand, written over an erasure, adds that he 
did so through the brothers Matthew and 
Abraham, monks of Tagrit (see Add. 17,102, 

fol. 59 b) : iua.i r^X^ni t^co r^a^ .sicnu 

. jLa en T ^1.1 f^lLAio^ 
r^A^ K'la.l Aa (sic) fd*iuL^'i\&i f^i».i 

On this page, as well as on foil. 158 a and 
1 a, we find anathemas written by different 
hands. [Add. 14,431.] 

XXIII. 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 5|, consisting of 
19 leaves (Add. 14,442, foil. 47—65) one of 
which (fol. 55) is much stained. Leaves 
are wanting after fol. 54 and at the end. 
Each page has from 19 to 21 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. A few 
Greek vowels have been added by a later 
hand on foil. 48 b and 49 a {a^<joi). It 
contains — 

Fart of the first book of Samuel, odiicum 
A^f^asax..! (running title, fol. 64 d, f<'(kA».vi 
AAK'oMaL.i), according to the Feshltta ver- 
sion. 

The missing portions of the text are : ch. 
ii. 29 — ^xvii. 57, and ch. xx. 34 to the end. 

Of the lessons, some are rubricated in the 



text, and others are marked by a later hand 
on the margin. 

On fol. 48 a there is a note, recording 
that this book belonged to the brothers 
Matthew, Abraham and Theodore of Tagrit : 

. f^co r^a^ ^ (sic) ^..ocosHcukl KUA.1 ^n 

Just above this, there is another note, 
stating that in the year 1517 of the Greeks, 
A.D. 1206, twelve brethren from Syria en- 
tered the convent of S. Mary Deipara: iujLa 

^iL^ r^U»i» i^fhiln r^Al*.! wo ft^ft^T^MO K" 

[Add. 14,442, foU. 47—65.] 

XXIV. 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 6^, consisting of 
73 leaves, several of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 9, 58, 68 and 
69. The quires, eight in number, are signed 
with letters. A leaf is wanting after fol. 67. 
Each page has from 21 to 23 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a beautiftd, regular 
Estrangela, by the deacon Saba of Ras'ain, 
and dated A. Gr. 1035, A.D. 724. Greek 
vowels have been occasionally added by a 
later hand ( 4 -^ h p oc ). It contains— 

The first book of Elings, reskosAM i^o© 
A^f^oa^re pisany according to the Feshltta 
version, the text extending, however, as far 
as 2 Kings, ch. ii. 18. Subscription : ioalx. 

jLi^QftAf^. The chief portion of the text 
missing is 1 Kings, ch. xxii. 20 — 34. The 
lessons are marked in the text in the usual 



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way, and an index of them is prefixed to 
the volume, fol. 1 b. 

On fol. 73 «, after the subscription, stands 
the following note, giving the name of the 
scribe, with his usual boast that he " never 
made a blotted tau'* 

r<^iit\ Til r^ao^ rdabMx. r^aooiso fd*a3a 

r<i\M\ tonucui f^brAf^ • i^Qi^o • .lA^ r^ 

This is followed by the doxology : f^Unaax. 

On fol. 73 b are three notes, the first of 
which states that this copy of the biblical 
books was written at the expense of the 
bishop Constantino of Maridin (see Add. 
12,135, fol. 42 b) for the convent of the Spe- 
cula (or Watchtower ?) near Ras'ain.* 

KLmoid rt^iaa f^:nf<^ K^onciAa K'iaur^ 

KliMDi f^i^cuo r^salCLoo Kliuala : r^au.ia 

1^.1 CO T<hc9iij» >ii»a ^^tku^r< : ^>^\^i ^A*r^.i 

r<li\i\^nf>aD txsn kIaAom . fdiA&je*i.i ,ftii\nftft> 

KbAK'^ • •cdciaLl..! f^a^ r<lii^o.ia ctu»ai.i 
ocp • >r^a ^^tkuh\T< r^au.vi cn*nx, A!\^:i ocb 

The second note informs us that the ex- 
pense was borne in part by the deacon Sar- 
rai (?) of Tel-Beshmait in the year 1035, 
A.D. 724, at the time when Simeon was 



♦ See Assemani, Bibl. Dr., t. il, Dissert, de Monophy- 
sitis, art. ix., Monasterium Saphyli (oooAcLftJlD 
instead of QooAaiiCo) ; and Land, Anecdota Syr., 
t. i. p. 74. 

t See Assemani, loc. cit., Tel-Besme. 



abbat*of the convent, Theodosius and Sarrai 
the stewards, and the deacon Anastasius the 
sacristan or warden. KLa^ ^.i asi^&if< 

iujL COS ft^i i*in^ 13!^ j»i»r^a • KlasajLal^ 
%hsn f<i&^ »*inain • j:siuOk ^h\^a r<5kif< 

The third note, which is in a different 
hand, says that this book was collated by 
Theodosius of Telia * and Abraham, a monk 
of the convent of Kube {or the Thorns), t 

rC'ia.l Aa . r^aao.1 f^i».l ^ TicoiaK" f^«»f<b 

The twelve minor Prophets were at one 
time bound up with this volume, as we 
learn from the words ?<■ ni •sl* .sio&ia 
in a comparatively modem hand on the 
margin of fol. 2 b. 

[Add- 14,430.] 

XXV. 

Vellum, about 9>^ in. by 5f , consisting of 
104 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 8, 28, 39, 47, 
48, 55, 77, 78, 103 and 104. The quires are 
at present 11 in nimiber, but co, t, «>, and 
•^ have been lost, as well as several at the 
end. Leaves are also missing after foil. 79 
and 84. What the original signatures of 
the quires were, does not appear ; they are 
now signed with letters. There are from 18 

* Tel-Mauzelath or Constantina. See Assemani, loc. 
cit., Tela. 

t Near Edessa. See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t i. p. 278, 
t. ii. p. 109. 



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to 21 lines in each page. The writing is a 
small, regular Estrangela of the vi"* cent. 
Numerous Greek vowels have been added by 

€ H A 

a later hand (a, e, h^ w, o and av ; e.g. Ai^f^^a, 

^^DK'a, •sirfcua, au, co-Jdol). This ma- 
nuscript contains — 

The two books of Chronicles, according to 
the Peshitta version ; viz. 

1 Chronicles. Eol. 1 b. Title : xse^n lA^ 

(UWi "nyi) ^aso^ia.! . The missing portions 
are : ch. xiv. 12 — ^xvii. 27, and xxii. 8 to the 
end. 

2 Chronicles. Eol. 49 b. Title : K'Aia^ 
^aaoAia.! iaoo.! r^^h^r^. It commences with 
ch. vi. 1 of the Hebrew text. The missing 
portions are : ch. xviii. 19 — 29, xx. 24 — 32, 
and ch. xxix. 5 to the end. 

The same hand that added the vowel-points 
has divided the books into sections, marked 
by Greek letters on the margins. The last 
of these in 1 Chronicles is W (ch. xxii. 2), 
fol. 48 a ; and in 2 Chronicles (commencing 
with J) KT (ch. xxix. 1), fol. 104 b. 

There are also a few marginal notes 

• H 

and glosses; e.g. fol. 3 a, j^ar^a, marg. 

w 

7)afi ; fol. 11 by . Kioto , marg. CKuj ; fol. 
30 a, A«f^^^Ao.i , marg. KABCHA ; r^cui 

Kliu.ii\3 3 marg. r^€u» ; fol. 36 a, . f<la.io 
ft^ni'^ .1 K'&icA^iDa (1 Chron. xii. 40), marg. 

and f<niv .i r^AiAS . ^ 

[Add. 17,104.] 



XXVI. 

Vellum, about 8 J in. by 5^, consisting of 
34 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 2, 3, 5 — 8, 18, 19, 
23, 28, 29 and 34. It does not now appear 
how the quires were signed, if at all. Leaves 



are wanting at the beginning, as well as 
after foil. 1, 3 and 18. Each page has from 
20 to 22 lines. The writing is a good, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*** cent., with vowels added 
by a later hand {a^h p c(). This manuscript 
contains — 

The book of Job, according to the P6shitta 
version. The missing portions of the text 
are : ch. i. 1 — ii. 11, iii. 9 — v. 16, vi. 26 — 
ix. 22, and xx. 1 — xxxiii. 20. Subscription, 
fol. 34 a, f^:n«.ll •sCUK'.l r^a^ >\jL . The 

lessons are rubricated in the text ; one has 
been noted by a later hand on the margin 
of fol. 30 a. 

On fol. 34 J, after the doxology, there 
stands a note in a later hand, now so erased 
as to be in great part ill^ble. It begins : 

• . ^ «.va f<i».^ 

[Add. 14,443, foU. 1—34.] 



XXVIL 

A vellum leaf, much torn, containing on 
one side. Job, ch. xli. 8 — 14, and, on the 
other, ch. xli. 18 — ^xlii. 2, according to the 
Peshitta version, written in a regular Estran- 
gela of the viii*** cent. 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 2.] 



xxvni. 

A vellum leaf, 7i in. by 4|, containing 
Job, ch. i. 5 — ^14, according to the PSshitta 
version, written in a current hand of the 
x"* or xi*** cent. 



[Add. 14,666, fol. 1.]^ 



* For manuscripts of the Psalms, see the liturgical por* 
tion of this Catalogue, no. clxviii., etc. 
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XXIX. 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 7|, consisting of 
39 leaves, two of which, foil. 3 and 4, are 
slightly stained and torn. The quires, six 
in number, seem to have been originally 
signed with letters (see fol. 26). Several 
leaves are wanting at the beginning, and 
one leaf after fol. 10. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 19 to 22 lines. 
The writing is a fine, clear Estrangela of the 
vi**^ cent. This manuscript contains — 

The Proverbs of Solomon, according to the 
Peshitta version. Running title, kAca^^^. 
Subscription, fol. 39 a, . rfAw^o.^^ . Aisalx. 
4^o.i va ^.j^At..^ . The missing portions 
are : ch. i. 1 — v. 9 and ch. xii. 13 — ^xiii. 4. 

Of i^e lessons, some are rubricated in the 
text, whilst others have been noted on the 
margins by a later hand. 

[Add. 17,108.] 



XXX. 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 5^, consisting of 
37 leaves (Add. 14,443, foil, 35—71), some 
of which are much stained and slightly torn, 
especially foil. 38, 39, 50, 51, 66, 67, and 69. 
It does not appear how the quires were 
originally signed, but they have been marked 
at a later period with Coptic ciphers (^^2, 
V" 3, i^ 4, € 5, ^6), and also, though in- 
correctly, with Syriac letters. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning ancl end. Each 
page has from 21 to 24 lines. The writing 
is a fine, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or 
vii'** cent., without vowels. This manuscript 
contains — 

The Proverbs of Solomon, according to 
the Peshitta version, from ch. v. 20 to ch. 
xxxi. 29. Running title, e.g. fol. 38 J, 
K'&csaaut . The lessons are rubricated in the 
text. 

[Add. 14,443, foU. 35—71.] 



XXXL 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 5^, consisting of 
27 leaves (Add, 14,443, foU. 72—98). The 
quires were originally signed with arith- 
metical figures (e.g. fol. 78, a//^)> ^^t ^^ 
later periods with Coptic ciphers (e.g. foil. 
84 and 96) and Syriac letters, both incor- 
rectly. Leaves are wanting at the beginning 
and end, as well' as after foil. 77, 78, 79, 81, 
82, 83, 87 and 97. Each page has 19 or 30 
lines. This manuscript is written in a beau- 
tiful Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent, and 
contains — 

1. The book of Koheleth or Ecclesiastes 
(running title, e.g. foL 74 J, idcooo), accord- 
ing to the Peshitta version. Pol. 72 a. The 
missing portions of the text are : ch. i. 1 — 
17, iv. 16— V. 7, V. 18— viii. 17, ix. 8— xi. 3, 
and xii. 14 to the end. One lesson has 
been marked on the margin by a later hand, 
fol. 80 6. 

2. The book of Wisdom (running title, 
e.g. fol. 85 6, f^AuDi re'AiaafUi).* Pol. 82 a. 
The missing portions of the text are : ch. i. 
1 — ^v. 7, V. 17 — ^vii. 13, vii. 23 — ^viii. 21, x. 
21 — ^xi. 21, XV. 3 — xvi. 26, and xvii. 6 to the 
end. 

Some writing at the foot of foil. 88 a and 
96 a has been carefully erased. 

[Add. 14,443, foil. 72—98.] 

XXXIL 

Paper, about lOf in. by 7|, consisting of 
255 leaves, some of which are more or less 
injured by water, especially at the end. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 26 in 
number. There is a lacuna after fol. 245, 
and several leaves have been lost at the end. 



* This manuscript has been used 'by de Lagarde in editing 
the text of the book of Wisdom. See his Libri vet. Teat, 
apocryphi Syriace, 1861. 



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Each page is divided into two columns, of 
£rom 18 to as many as 43 lines. This volume 
is written in a good hand of the xii*^ cent., 
with numerous Greek (v, m, x, p, + or ») 
and Syriac vowels and other marks. Foil. 
2—10, 101, 106, and 107, are of later date, 
probahly of the xiv*^ cent. ; and foil. 1, 99, 
108, 128, and 237, are still more recent, pro- 
hably of the xvii*** cent. The contents are 
as follow. 

1. The book of Isaiah. Pol. 1 b. 

2. The twelve minor Prophets, in the usual 
order. Pol. 42 J. 

3. The book of Jeremiah. Pol. 87 a. 

4. The Lamentations of Jeremiah. Pol. 
150 J. 

5. The book of Ezekiel. Pol. 155 J. 

The above are all according to the Peshitta 
version. 

6. The book of Daniel, according to the 
Peshitta version, with glosses in red ink, 
explanatory of the various kingdoms, etc. 
Pol. 213 a. To this book are appended — 

a. The history of Bel, A.Aa.i T^hiMxx.h\ 
rfh^hsA. . Pol. 235 b. 

b. The history of the Dragon, K'&uftjL&i 
f^J^hci . Pol. 237 a. 

c. The history of Susanna and the elders, 
vJi.io ^ax..i cbiu&jL&i. Pol. 238 a. 



K'Aii — u , " of Daniel the youth, concerning 
our Lord and the end of the world." Pol. 
239 b. Beginning: ivm^^^" A«f<la.i.i .so&i 

. ocb f^Li-sva coss • AciAo acb rdsacu ^jm 
A;^ jueAa . K'tK'i «^ooq\a A:k. >cu»o J^K" 



..^i>Aifl»^ r^o • Kl^W A^ ^i%\m *yi n^ 



•x.a 



7. The two epistles of Baruch; viz. 

a. The first epistle, K'Aun.vi f^4ii\r<' 
f^i^ ^o^.i . Pol. 242 b. 

b. The second epistle, ^^iii.i ciaL.i 
K'iAjji vvo^.! . Pol. 244 a. 

8. Part of a short history of the Apostles 
and Disciples, containing the conclusion of 
the chapter regarding Addai (or Thaddaeus) 
at Edessa. Pol. 246 a. The last words are : 
: A*r<'[ijBft»r<'.i] f^\nV. •ai* JiiSju rdjjuJjL .au 

>.iA^3b\^i f€As» . f^v^nsns f^aa[^] coco ^aI^x 
• j»cAcu& >:k. . nlxdu»a ^ctlLao^ [^^4::^*] 
.* ^^\ «^ooo^cA^ f^m\T. Ax..i f<!AHx. >i[x*] 

f^lcMM •:• jaDDTiifio^r^ fdsn.12^ 

^^.^^qA jB9aisxftiaAr<' ^a •:• ^A&ift^ 

r<^fdM CDD • ^1 ^\xff ^^ ^u 



The rest is eflfaced. 




9. Various words (chiefly proper names), 
biblical, patristic, etc., written in Greek and 
Syriac characters. Fol. 246 a. E.g. 

AOM€TI>NOG jaxurd^f^o^ 


VAe|:vN>POC 


p *^ ^ 


K>YPHAAOC 


u 


♦A>BHOC 




CMVPrvOC (sic) 


p y y 


pvN-e-Hoc 


/> H U U 


CHCHNHOC 


V n n n 


etc. 


etc. 



10. The miracles that accompanied the 
Exodus of the Children of Israel and the 
Crucifixion of our Lord. Pol. 247 b. 

11. Various grammatical forms, fully 
pointed. Pol, 247 b. Beginning : 

d2 



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12. B/ules for the Division of Inheritances 
among the members of a family : :ua ^a^ 

f^McDO^. Pol. 249 5. 

13. The book of Tobit, according to the 
Septuagint version : ■\i^n\.i re:^^ ^oh\ 
*:l..i [rf^oi^nLun] v^K". Pol. 253 b. Begin- 
ning : JLf<!Ai.ia.i 009 >\^ inn\.i rdla.1 r^la^ 
ocb . JLk'o^k':! 009 • JLft^ 1 1 ti:i ocb 

The text end with the words ^\r^ n^ 
.iVj)n*w\ ^isLior^ ^f<lio\^^oo9^ ch. v. 14. 

This manuscript seems, asi stated above, to 
be of the xii*** cent. However, on fol. 165 6, 
at the end of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, 
there is added, in a much later hand, the 
date A. Gr. 1097, A.D. 786 (!) : ^r< W 



r^d{4jAn ; and again, on fol. 235 d, at the end 
of the book of Daniel, in the same hand- 
writing: r^aio^.i ^^^JL^o ,\iTO j^K" ills. 

• oaa r^hcSkeu OA f^4»i» lOJdoiia 

The name of the scribe appears to have 
been Bar-sauma. At least, on the lower 
margin of fol. 39 a, there is written in the 
same ink as the text : 

C^rtArC fdMo^ia TirdloXf^ •aL.i\^^ 

On the margin of fol. 120 h there is an 
ancient note, in which occurs the name of 
one Eabban Thomas : jb\^^ ^^^^^^j^ ^J^ ^' A^ 



WV-aiA vvr^re" iuSQ.v& jLk. jJL^)« 



^' 



• .Tk^UBalLf^^ jaofdsno^ 






On the margin of fol. 138 a occurs the 

name of another reader, Jacob : ^t< m^-^Q^^^ 

. ftLftUtM r^ ^aiOn\i itfj^^ rtl«o.i :u» A:k. 

On the margins of foil. 61 a and 163 a, 
one of the renovators of the volume, by name 
Peter the deacon, has written: .SLAi^Jk 
jBgfdatti, :ir^ Jl^ i.a^K'o (sic) >uLlre 

On foL 1 a we find the following note, 
which states that this manuscript was pur- 
chased by Khwaja 'Abd al-Ahad, and his 
brother, the priest *Abd al-Khalik, for a 
certain church (name erased), in the year 
2000, A.D. 1689. ^r^^ ^^r^ r±s^ 

irek.d^K' K^JrdAf^o ireLaAf^ A-^oAk" 

^r< xArd^r<^ .in \ jigtn osOAK'o ^i *^ ^ 

rt^03^Kl\^ > >^idQ oifl^iULdolK^ oo^jca 

• ^Mjs^r^ oaiua •ikSoo os^^pq ^^.o^^ 

Another note on the same page, dated 
A.D. 1847, informs us that the metropolitan 
Zaitun bought this book from one Rabban 
Bar-sauma. ^..o^t ^j^^iS^ K'liuLK' .va 

cifii flf» >iAatr^ 



tAiv 



[Add. 18,715.] 

XXXIII. 

Six vellum leaves, about 9J in. by 6|, all 
much soiled and torn (Add. 14,668, foU. 
20 — 25). The writing is a neat, regular, 
Nestorian Estrangela of the viii**" cent., with 
from 31 to 34 lines in each page. These 
are — 

Fragments of a manuscript of the pro- 
phetical books of the Old Testament, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

Isaiah ; ch. vii. 3 — 25, fol. 20 a ; ch. viii. 



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3—22, fol, 20 b ; oh. xlv. 7— xlvii. 11, fol. 21 ; 
ch. Ixi, 9— Ixiv. 11, foL 22. 

Hosea ; ch. v. 11 — ^ix. 2, EoL 23. 

Joel; oh. iii. 2 to the end. Eol. 24a. 

Amos ; oh. i. 1 — ^ii. 4. Eol. 24 b. 

Jeremiah; ch.xxxv. 16 — xxxvi.27. Eol. 25. 

Eol. 20 has been used as a fly-leaf for 
another manuscript, and across it is written 
a note in one of the usual forms : >cDo^t^ 
rt^GoAr^ ^.%Lft Auaa.i r<^ii*3.l KllCD rdsAtA 

oA ,a&sn.l A^ • K^k^aJto.1 r^xs^xsnn r^A^ioao.! 
[Add. 14,668, foil. 20—25.] 



XXXIV. 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 5f , consisting of 
122 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 5 and 122. The 
quires, 15 in number, seem origroally to 
have been left imsigned; they are now 
signed with letters, in one or two instances 
incorrectly. Each page has from 19 to 22 
lines. The writing is a fine, regular Estran- 
gela of the vi*^ cent. A few Greek vowels 
have been subsequently added (y w h ^ x). 
This manuscript contains — 

The book of Isaiah, t^AauLrt".! co^cuaji, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version. Eol. 3 b. 
Some lessons are indicated by rubrics in the 
text, and many more have been added on 
the margins by a later hand, which has often 
altered the original rubrics. An index to 
these lessons is prefixed to the book, fol. 1 J, 
with the title : f^^ai t^AauLrt".! r^x»HA •x.ioi^ 

What originally stood after the doxology, 
fol. 122 fl, has been erased, in order to make 
room for a note in a modern hand. Of this 
latter only a few words are now legible, 
owing to the lower part of the leaf being 
torn away, but it evidently contained the 



name of a possessor of the volume : >cDo^f^ 
. . . [f^jauau [f^]:uLf^9 rdico r€nhck 

On fol. 122 b there is a note of older date, 
probably of the x*^ cent., stating that the 
manuscript belonged to Leontius, abbat of 
the convent of Max Theodbre on the moun- 
tain to the west of Sarin, who, with his 
disciple Constantine, purchased it for the 
use of the convent: ftlaS^ f^i&o.i i^ooai 

>1J9Q.1 r<l9b.UB rt'isao^.i rCi«.iJL*i rt'oAi^.i 
ftddo^k. p9.i .* ^ifl» iAH!k».i r^io2^:i rt^io.if^ii 

coA\ \ \n:i ocb rt^oArc^ • ^^^ooaIm.! r^i^^^o 

The above note is in the handwriting of 
one Simeon the son of cu^ , the same who 
drew up the index of lessons, as may be seen 
from the note appended to that index, fol. 3 a : 

w^tti T*yi.i rdJL*.iJB tCDCULMd oriaflu» \\*w 
rdsiuia K^Uijb •x.idM.i A^ : ^oifik rt^oAr^ 
KlJ^ A^ rdljl • rdA:kX.rt' Kliiiao!^.! fOco 

oria >fip*l CU^ ia ^..O^Mx. f<Uo.lci 

cDiJsn »!^cif^ txsn n^TiTn A^o . rtluin 

. •x.o r^La^.i aA«.i 

The large writing that once covered fol. 1 a 
has been partially efiaced, and over it there 
is now written a prayer of Jacob of Batnae, 
^nn\>iaw.i K'^oa^, beginning: r^L^i^ >o 

The leaf, or rather scrap of veUum, num- 
bered fol. 121, does not belong to this volume, 
but contains Jeremiah, ch. i. 5 — 8, ch. ix. 
23, 24, etc., written in a comparatively 
modern hand, with many abbreviations. 

[Add. 14,432.] 



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XXXV. 

A vellum leaf, about 10 in. by 7^, much 
torn, containing Isaiah, ch. xxxvii. 30 — 
xxxviii. 15, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, written in dbuble columns of 27 or 28 
lines, in a good, regular Estrangela of the 
vii*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,669, fol. 25.] 



XXXVI. 

Vellum, about llj in. by 8|, consisting of 
130 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especiaUy foil. 1, 10, 127 and 130. 
The quires are 14 in number, the last being 
imperfect, and are now signed with letters. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 21 to 24 lines. The writing is an ele- 
gant Estrangela of the vi*^ cent. Greek 
vowels have been not unfrequently added 

by a later hand ( ^, ^, h^ ^ ; S9 e.g. «^soa»ieLD ^ , 

but also o( and jt ; i^, e.g. rt'iAioT) ; the 
points rukhakh and kuahshdi very rarely 
(e.g. fol. 98 a). This manuscript contains — 

1. The book of Jeremiah, co^cu-aj 
ft^sniK'3 , fol.l J, including the Lamentations, 
f^jLsnhf^^i cD^iAcirt', fol. 108 a, and the Prayer 
of Jeremiah, f^jkjsnhr^^ co^oA^ (Lament, 
ch. v.), fol. 115 a, according to the Peshitta 
version. Subscription, fol. 115 J, y^ r 
.0:0. f^Aai f^4.a«if^.i cD^fluaJi .siAiamI 



2. The two epistles of Baruch ;* viz. 
The first epistle. Pol. 116 a. Title : r<*ii\j<' 

Subscription : k'^ua-^.v K'Aii^j^ ^umAx. 



* Thig manuscript has been used by de Lagarde in his 
edition of the Apocrypha, Libri vet. Test, apocryphi 
Syriace, 1861. 



The second epistle, ending with ch. v. 2. 
Fol. 121 *. Title : ^iii^ i^iiiVr^. 

Of the lessons, some are rubricated in the 
text, whilst others have been noted on the 
margins by different hands. The same reader 
who added the vowels has divided the Pro- 
phecies into 33 sections (fol. 102 by «^^). 

There are a very few marginal notes in 
Arabic; e.g. fol. 12 a, w^ina\ nrt^, marg. 

{jo»sS\ ((^^ooaJI); fol. 44 hy ^ordss^ rtUi^a, 
mzxQ. yjfi^ jX>S {J}y}^ jxxi). On fol. 18 a, at 
the foot of the page, the Syriac word i^co^ 
is represented in Greek letters by ceyXoi. 

On fol. 1 a there is a note stating that this 
book belonged to the brothers Matthew, 
Abraham and Theodore of Tagrit: tcooiurt' 

•ADOrirt^^O )BCDV3r<^0 t^LSO:! [f^]cD fd9^ 

fd^oi [tcojoi^ (sic) ^iuo f<Mjin K'i&fiff ^ 
o • f<s»osm ^hssa ^i^hCL^ ^cd 

Above this is written in cursive Greek 
characters the single word epefuaa. 

Pol. 130 does not, apparently, belong to 
this volume. It contains, on the recto, two 
notes, the one stating that a certain book 
belonged to the convent of S. Mary Deipara, 
the other that it was brought thither by the 
abbat Moses of Nisibis. The latter, so far 
as it is legible, runs as follows : 

f^ia.l*wn:t rt'cnAK' ii.iii ii.A.a.1 i^.ico rt^i*:!.! 

iuL JSkV^^K'Cl KllCD • rd^iOflo.! 

Kla^ thiff^a ^i^soX f<l2n.i2^ .i.i^ p9 vt^uL 
fdxiXaSi •a^ *• ^,^omi\^ caal.i rdsrd^ 

• .x^c rOos 

On the verso there is another note, in an 



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old hand, now much mutilated, apparently 
recording that the book was presented by 
the monk Ephraim, of Mafak,* to the con- 
vent of S. Mary Deipara. 

f^xsnec^ ^ s^LtMXsn >*%&[?<] 

AnT.O f<^CL&*^aA 

K^i*.! tJX^H 

A Ik \o ^..ocni ft^ fti It I f^^iJsn ^Thi.290.1 

[Add. 17,106.] 

XXXVII. 

Vellum, about 9;^ in. by 5, consisting of 73 
leaves, of which the first three and the last 
three are slightly stained and torn. The quires 
are signed with both letters and arithmetical 

figures (e. g. fol. 3, AV; fol. 13, A^^; foL 23, 

^). Leaves are wanting at the beginning 
and end, as well as after foil. 1 and 71. 
Each page has from 18 to 21 lines. The 
writing is a fine, regular Estrangela of the 
vi*^ or vii*^ cent. This manuscript con- 
tains — 

The book of Jeremiah, according to the 
Peshitta version. The missing portions are : 
ch. i 1 — iii. 9, iii. 17 — vi. 6, xxxi. 6 — 21, 
and xxxi. 37 to the end. The lessons are 
rubricated in the text. 

[Add. 17,106, foU. 1—73.] 

XXXYIII. 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 7|, consisting of 
70 leaves. The quires, nine in number, are 
signed with letters. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 22 to 27 lines. 
The writing is a good, regular Estrangela. 



A village between Mosul and Nisibis. 



A few Greek and Syriac vowels have been 
added by later hands. This manuscript is 
dated A. Gr. 852, A.D. 541, and contains — 

The book of Ezekiel, JLr<liAW».i cd^cuaj, 
according to the Peshitta version. Fol. 2 b. 
Subscription, fol. 68 a, cpAin i ni Ai-solx. 
ft^ini.i r<M nT^ JLrdAow».i» The lessons 
are rubricated in the text. 

On fol. 68 b, we find the following note, in 
a current hand, stating that this volume 
was written at Edessa., A. Gr. 852, and pur- 
chased by Sergius and Abraham, the sons of 

Malka, from the town of Hadatha (ijossp))^ 
for the use of the convent to which they be- 
longed. 

^.^oixLJ.1 ^.^Qool^.i rtS^ON \ KHoo r^La^ 
«^aici9 (sic) ^^.oooa ^^o^^iuo (sic) ^^.ooon 

On the same page, in a hand of not much 
later date, there is an inventory of the altar- 
cloths, napkins, etc., left in the said convent, 
after one John had taken what. he required. 
This inventory was made out by the •priest 
Luke. 

ft^T^ u f^^x^ (sic) f<aA^.i KUiua.T2a.i 
f^^.i r^jbaW r^Q^HSkO ^1^ (sic) Klia\j.ici 

K'lOa^iA^ f^lUSOO K'iui^CI K'.Tu ft^5\T OTCI 
Klool r^XAaeo Klif^ •{• Kli^.i Qttij2^iaa iA^ 

On fol. 1 a there is written, by the hand of 
the scribe, ooLu^ A^ A*r^.uBU>.i K'iuiSocio 



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On foil. 1 J, 2 a, 69, and 70, there are 
hymns and prayers, rather rudely written, 
and now so much stained and effaced as to 
be read in some places with difficulty. 

With this volume there was at one time 
bound up a collection of Demonstrations 
from the Fathers, for on the margin of fol. 
3 a we read : ,flai\^JA A^ t^himoHhk ^ohia • 

[Add. 17,107-] 

XXXIX 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 6, consisting of 
100 leaves, of which foil. 1, 29, 30, and 100, 
are more or less mutilated. The quires, 
originally 13 in number, are signed with 
letters. Leaves are wanting after foil. 28, 
29, 30, and 38. Each page has from 23 to 
25 lines. The writing is a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the vii*^ cent. Vowels have 
occasionally been added in faint characters 
by a later hand. This manuscript contains — 

The book of Ezekiel, A*rtl4DU>.i cp^cuaji , 
according to the Peshitta version. A later 
hand has indicated a marginal division into 
24 sections (^=kUm»-). The following por- 
tions of the text are missing: ch. xiv. 14 — 
xvi. 17, xvi. 32 — 53, xvii. 3 — xxii. 2, and 
xxiv. 18 — XXV. 3. The lessons are rubri- 
cated in the text, the end of each being 
usually indicated by the letter jl (>\*.). To 
these there is an index on fol. 1 a. •x.ioi^ 

• f^Ai^Sba r^CB-a^p ^ia^LSo:! K'.iitl^.i Kluin 












and so on ; at the end of which we read : 

^ . ^f^ Klk^^.i K'^ijB jjlAjl^ r^oDO^ 
A:kl ^ ^^.1 ^oD , '^ I have put a mark 
for thee at the commencement of each quire, 



that thou mayest find without delay the 
lesson which thou seekest among those 
written above." By i^^a is meant a single 
leaf of the manuscript. 

On fol. 100 b is the colophon: ^.^mA r. 

followed by the usual doxology, and by two 
lines of writing in a mope cursive character, 
which are now only partially legible, but 
may be supplied as follows: K'io^ ^a A& 

Under this, there is a note in a much later 
hand, part of which is torn away and the 
rest almost obliterated. The words tcoo^K", 
f^^Aa, and ^oiu, are still legible, from 
which it is evident that it contained one of 
the customary anathemas. 

At the foot of foil. 86 6, 93 d, and 99 6, 
there are drawings, of a later date than the 
manuscript, representing a peacock, and 
birds feeding their young in the nest. 

According to the note on fol. 1 i, >ijsn.i 
rt'^OKJiaiLao \\n j^cufiBj^rt", the treatise 
of Athanasius de incamatione Dei Verhi must 
at one time have been bound up with this 
copy of Ezekiel. 

[Add. 12,136.] 

XL. 

Vellum, about 10 in. by 6|, consisting of 
43 leaves. The quires, five in nimiber, are 
signed with letters. There are from 23 to 27 
lines in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a beautiful, regular Estrangela, 
dated A. Gr. 1037, A.D. 726, and contains— 

The book of Ezekiel, part second, viz. from 

ch. xxvi. 1 to the end, according to the 

Peshitta version. Title, fol. 1 J, k'^o^^ 

(sic) JLkIovu.1 rc^iuiut^. The lessons for 

I particular occasions are rubricated in the 



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text. Subscription, fol. 42 a, ^hkAsJi >Ll 
^ rd^ai A^KloVu.! f^k»ift>r^ re'^a^^ 

On fol. 42 J are the following notes, similar 
to those in Add. 14,428 and 14,430. 

•* .a^.! Tt^iii\Tii rdsQ^ ft^iT*7HT^ r^afl» 



** This book of Ezekiel and all its companion 
volumes, for it was the last of the whole 
Testament, were finished in the holy convent 
of the Specula (or Watchtower), which is 
near the city of Ras'ain, on the 1st of 
Nisan, in the year 1037 (A.D. 726), during 
the time of office and administration of Mar 
Constantine, the bishop, of that convent, and 
of Mar Simeon the abbat, and of Mar Theodo- 
sius the steward; through whose prayers 
may the sinner Saba obtain mercy, the deacon 
(and) scribe of Ras'ain, who wrote, and did 
not make a single blotted tau in the whole 
Testament. Amen and Amen.'* 

: >cDQ.ija:k..i f^s^ r^i&ci.io >coau».i rdiaioi^ 

ft^^n n ftti ftrt^ ft^l i\yi\yflf»A n >i.2A r^aJBo^ 

m\nn^ rt^VMS oeo r<^cnAr^.i « .ftii^ n ^ no.i 

"The pious Mar Constantine, bishop of 



Maridin, who is of the same convent of the 
Watchtower, used diligence and made this 
Testament (i.e. paid for the writing of it), for 
the preservation of his living (kindred)," etc. 

Then in red letters : >mi *• Ai^ »i!^ f^xsn 

^i^lK".! •« ft^l i\ l\ flffJLo tXS9 JKLart" A.^ 
• cqL.i r^^.1.1 rdsolcOLa i^ii^iso Klaoii&l 

"O Lord, that hast compassion on all, 
have mercy on the abbat Mar Constantine, 

who ♦ to the writer, on the 

completion of his Testament. Amen and 
Amen." 

On fol. 43 a, still in the handwriting of 
Saba, stands the following anathema: Ai^ 
df^ : ooa r^inl.i r^CD i^laiiaA oA Aaz..i ^.i 

After this we read : >i^o .ftnyjw A-^o 

"And upon Sergius and Sarrai (?) and 
Romanus, disciples of my lord the abbat, who 
used diligence in (the matter of) this Testa- 
ment {i.e. contributed towards the payment 
for it), may there be mercy at the day of 
judgment." 

Below there is written in a diflterent hand, 
doubtless that of one of the persons named : 

. ,ftii\n^ft»rt^.l f^ifioow.! oaL:i ^^^o^JdUL >iM 



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+ + + ^AJSQKto ^A^nK" fdiBLftAWs f^itoA\^ vyK" 

"The abbat Mar Simeon, of the convent 
of the Watchtower, from the \rillage of Tell- 

Kummathra (IJU Jj), and Theodosius of 
Telia, collated this book, and its companion 
volumes, with great care and pains. Let 
every one who reads," etc. 

A marginal note on fol. 1 J, informs us 
that the Thesaurus of Cyril was bound up 
with this book, which is still the fact : .aci^ 

[Add. 12,135, foU. 1—43.] 



XLI. 

Vellum, about 10 in. by 7|, consisting 
of 48 leaves, the last of which is slightly 
stained and torn. The quires, six in num- 
ber, seem to have been originally signed with 
both letters and arithmetical figures (see 
fol. 26), but a more modem hand has marked 
them with letters from i to ^slm . Leaves are 
wanting after foil. 1, 34 and 37. Ilach page 
is divided into two columns, of from 20 to 22 
Unes. The writing is a large, regular Estran- 
gela. This manuscript is dated A. Gr. 843, 
A.D. 532, and contains — 

The book of Daniel, A«rdAi.i.i co^cuaji , 
according to the Peshitta version, fol. 3 J, 
including all the apocryphal portions; viz. 
the Song of the three holy Children, r<'(&ial^ 
>cdciHam.ici r^lAiu*.!, fol. 12 a ; Bel, \asi, fol. 
38 a; the Dragon, Kliu^, fol. 39 b; and 
Susannah, r^iuiafi^ ^cul.i r^ls^, fol. 41 b. 
Subscription, fol. 48 a, rtia^i^si •:9&iam1 >Ll 
i r ^ T ^ f^Li.a-1^ \ ■ -m Jl^i^IaJI.! KIicd 
f<i\Miac\ . The missing portions of the 
text are: Daniel, ch. x. 11 — ^xi. 1; Daniel, 
xi. 40 — Bel, 4. Of the lessons some are 
rubricated in the text, and many others have 
been noted on the margins by later hands. 



all carefully numbered and the end of each 
marked with jl. .* 

On fol. 48 a there is the following 
note, in the handwriting of the scribe^ 
saying that the manuscript was written 
in the year 843, A.D. 532, and collated 
with care in the convent of the Oriental$ 
(at EdessaP). Part of it has been inten- 
tionally erased, i^co r^a^ ^.i .js^iif^ 

juh • • asqd] ti^o rt'ciArt' >m10 r^lau^a >socua 

[ • • • • iua.i rt^v.1.1 rt^iCDCU n^TiTno r^i*:! 

The first three leaves of the volume 
contain an index of the lessons in the 
Proverbs of Solomon and other biblical 
books, according to the Septuagint ver- 
sion : . ^^^osoAl.! f^ftlLa:! r^x»iA •x.ioj^ 
^i\ n Ti.i k'^&iclojsoIjlsq vyftt< with orna- 
mental borders. A leaf is wanting after 
fol. 1. The handwriting seems to be of 
the viii*^ or ix*^ cent. A note on the margin 
of fol. 3 a states that this index was drawn 
up by one Severus, with the aid of the priest 
John and the deacon and steward Homanus: 

K'^oiaoL&so vyrt^i ^co r^x»iJB •x.io-^ 

A note on fol. 48 b informs us that this 
was one of the 250 volumes brought to the 



• This manuscript has been used by de Lagarde in 
preparing his edition of the apocryphal books of the Old 
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convent of St. Mary Deipara by the abbat 
Moses of Kisibis, is the year 1243, A.D. 932. 

[Add. 14,446.] 

XLH. 

Vellum, about 8^ in, by 5^, consisting 
of 46 leaves (Add. 14,443, foil, 99 — 144), 
of which foil, 120 — ^122 are much stained. 
The quires, 11 in number, were originally 
signed with arithmetical figures (fol. 109, 
^^; foL 119, yu/wc^; fol. 129, -); but 

have been marked at later periods with 
Coptic ciphers and Syriac letters, both 
incorrectly. No less than five quires are 
wanting at the commencement. Each page 
has from 21 to 25 lines. The writing is a 
fine, regular Estrangela of the vi^ cent. 
This manuscript once contained — 

The twelve minor Prophets, according to 
the Peshitta version. Those remaining are — 

Nahum. Fol. 99 a. The text begins with 
the words oA •xacoao, ch. i. 4. 

Habakkuk. Fol. 102 *, 

Zephaniah. Pol. 107 6. 

Haggai. Pol. 113 a. 

Zechariah. Fol. 117 a. 

Malachi. Fol. 137 a. 

One lesson is rubricated in the text, fol. 
128 6, fdi^AJLOf^a ji; others are marked 
on the margins, some of them by later 
hands. 

On fol. 144 a there is the colophon : yla. 

f^LaJLi, which is followed by the usual dox- 
ology. 

[Add. 14,443, foil. 99—144.] 



XLin. 

Nine vellum leaves, about 9i in. by 5f , 
of which the first is much mutilated (Add. 
14,666, foil. 38 — 46). There are 19 or 20 



lines in each page. The writing is an elegant 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. They 
contain — 

Fragments of the twelve minor Prophets, 
according to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

Haggai, ch. i. 1—11. Fol. 38 a. 

Zechariah, ch. i. 6 — ^iii. 2, v. 9 — ^vi. 9, and 
xiii. 3 to the end. Fol. 39 a. 

Malachi, ch. i. 1—4. Fol. 46 b. 

[Add. 14,666, foil. 38—46.] 



XLIV. 

Eight vellum leaves, about 10^ in. by 6|, 
the first and last of which are much torn 
(Add. 14,068, foil. 12—19). There are two 
columns in each page, of from 26 to 29 lines. 
The writing is a good, regular, Nestorian 
Estrangela of the vii*^ cent. The Syriac 
vowels seem to have been added by a some- 
what later hand. They are — 

Part of a manuscript of the twelve minor 
Prophets, according to the Peshitta version, 
and contain — 

Hosea, ch. vu. 13, 14, viii. 2—4, fol. 12 a; 
ch. viii. 7, 12, 13, fol. 12 6. 

Amos, ch. iii. 6 to the end. Fol. 13 a. 

Obadiah, v. 1—20. Fol. 18 a. 

Habakkuk, ch. ii. 18 to the end. Fol. 19 a. 

Zephaniah, ch. i. 1 — 6. Fol. 19 b. 

[Add. 14,668, foU. 12—19.] 



XLY. 

A single vellum leaf, 8| in. by 5|, slightly 
torn. There are 19 lines in each page. 
The writing is an elegant Estrangela of ttie 
vi*^ or vii**" cent. Some Greek vowels have 
been added by a later hand. It contains — 

Hosea, ch. x. 14 — xi. 8, according to the 
Peshitta version. 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 37.] 

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XL VI. 

A single vellum leaf, 12^ in. by 9, slightly 
torn. The pages are divided into two 
columns, of 26 lines. The writing is a 
large Estrangela of about the xi*^ cent. 
It contains — 

Zechariah, ch. v. 3 — vi. 14, according to 
the Peshitta version. One lesson is rubri- 
cated in the text, and another marked be- 
tween the columns. 

[Add. 17,213, fol. 3.] 



XLvn: 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 5, consisting of 
14 leaves (Add. 17,106, foil. 74—87), several 
of which are much stained and torn, espe- 
cially foU. 74—76, 86, and 87- There are 
26 lines in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a small, elegant hand, apparently 
of the vii*^ cent., and contains — 

Part of the book of Isaiah, translated from 
the Septuagint version. The text, however, 
does not agree with that of Paul of Telia, 
nor has it been followed in his revision by 
Jacob of Edessa, as the following passage (ch. 
xxviii. 14, 15, fol. 74 b) compared with Mid- 
deldorpf. Codex Syriaco-hexaplaris, p. 104, 
and Add. 14,441, fol. 26 a, suffices to show. 
K'la^^ rd^i^a.! cdAJl» n\^T. Klico \\^n 
iuf^.l ^AaK" KliCD f<^\^ f^lAZ*ici • n^^ArtT 

The text of Jacob of Edessa is as foUows : 
rt'Ha^ ftUi^a.! cdAJlsq a\^t rc'ico A\^ 



A.^ ^ >-f 093 AA^ : ^A^ r^^rt"^ KLA 

• ^l*lOIOl0ft£Q 

The portions that remain are : ch. xxviii. 
3—17, xlii. 17— xlix. 18, and Ixvi. 11— 23.* 

This manuscript exhibits but few of the 
critical marks of the Hexapla, and there are 
no marginal variants or annotations. A 
much later hand has noted some lessons on 
the margins, and added a few Greek vowels 
and other points on foil. 82 b and 83 a. 

[Add. 17,106, foil. 74—87.] 

XLVIII. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 5§, consisting 
of 46 leaves, many of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foU. 3 — 6, 
9, 10, 17 — 21, 35, and 46. The quires, 
signed with letters, were originally 13 in 
number, but several are now lost, and only 
•\^, •*, and .suyare complete. Leaves are 
wanting after foil. 2, 6, 8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 
33, and 45. Each page has from 22 to 28 
lines. This manuscript is written in a 
good, regular Estrangela of the vii*^ cent., 
and contains — 

The book of Genesis, translated from 
the Septuagint by Paul, bishop of Telia 
or Constantina.t Pol. da. A summary of 



* These fragments have been edited by Dr. Ceriani, 
with the corresponding portions of the text of Jacob, ia 
the Monumenta Sacra et Profana opera CoUegii Doctonun 
Bibl. Ambros., t. y. &Ba L, pp. 1 — 40. He shows that 
they are probably a remnant of the Philoxenian version. 
See also his memou*, '* Le Edizioni e i Manoscritti delle 
Versioni Siriaohe del Vecchio Testamento," p. 17. 

t See Monumenta Sacra et Profana opera Collegii 
Doctonun BibL Ambros., torn. i. fasc. i. Prolegomena in 
editionem versionis Syriacse ex textu LXX., p. iii. '< Paulus 
Episcopus Monophysita Telee Mauslath, alionun fortasse 
opera a4jutns, jussu Athanasii Patriarch® Monophysitce 
Antiocheni vertit LXX. in Syriacum annis 616-7 Chr.^ 



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the contents, rfk^ia.! r^i^d^a, is prefixed, 
foL 2 a.* Several portions of these capitula 
are missing, as also the following pas- 
sages of the text : eh. i. 1 — ^iv, 8, ix. 24 — 
xvi. 2, xvi. 12 — XX. 1, xx. 13 — xxxi. 53, 
xxxii. 12 — xxxvi. 2, xl. 18 — xliii. 1, and 
xlvii. 16 — 1. 17. Subscription, fol. 46 J: 

^i^o 1^ ■ \ IT .1 . The lessons are rubricated 
in the text, the end of each being indicated 
by .x. . In the rt'i^lAja they are noted on 
the margins. The text exhibits the critical 
marks of the Hexapla of Origen ; and the 
margins contain the various readings of 
Aquila (k'), Symmachus (»), and Theodo- 
tion (Ai) ; glosses upon some words (e.g. 
foil. 24 a, 25 a, 27 ft, 29 a, 30 a, etc.) ; and a 
good many Greek vocables, written in not 
inelegant characters. The tetragrammaton 
is expressed by tA^^ . 

The fly-leaf, fol. 1, has on the one side 
the word k'^auAiA^ in large open letters ; 
and on the other side, a rudely drawn 
portrait of a saint, with some almost effaced 
lines of modern writing beneath. 

[Add. 14,442, folL 1— 46.J 

XLIX. 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting 
of 134 leaves, one of which (fol. 6) is much 
torn. The quires, 14 in number, are signed 



fortasse etiam sequentibus, iii nrbe AlexandrisB." Most 
of the books of this version have already been edited by 
Norberg, Bugati, Middeldorpf, and Rordam; and an 
edition of the whole is now being printed by Dr. Ceriani 
of Milan in the work cited above. He has given a minute 
description of this manuscript of the book of Genesis in 
torn. ii. fasc. iL p. zvii., etc. See also his memoir, Le 
Edizioni e i Manoscritti etc., p. 19. 

• See Chrysostom, Synopsis ScriptursB Sacrse; Opera, 
ed. 1834-8, t vi. p. 373; Migne, PatroL Gr., t. IvL, col 
317, and Ceriani in the work cited above, t ii. fasc. i. p. 
xiiL 



with letters, but the first is imperfect, leaves 
being missing after foil. 1, 5, and 6. The 
nimiber of lines in each page varies from 
20 to 22. The writing is a fine, regular 
Estrangela. This manuscript is dated A. Gr. 
1008, A.D. 697, and containfr— 

The book of Exodus, . .a • ^x ^ ^^ ^ 
translated from the Septuagint by Paul of 
Telia. Fol. 8 *. The text is divided into 
ten capitula (r<V<!iako), a summary of the 
contents of which is prefixed, fol. 2 6.* 
There are also other marginal sub-divisions 
into 42 (.asn) sections, and upwards of 3300 
versicles (fol. 132 a, .rdflulii? relso^iSsk 
jL . .V^). The lessons are rubricated in the 
text, and the end of each is usually marked 
by the letter ju . An index to these lessons 
was once prefixed to the volume, but the 
greater part of it is lost, only one page 
(fol. 2 a) being left. This page contains 18 
circles, arranged in three columns of 6 
each, and surrounded by a double border 
of green and red. Each circle contains 
of one lesson, as in the 
figure ; which 
the lesson spe- 
found in the 
(rd-j»lCL-A, 
fifth opening 
in this case, on 
the recto of the sixth leaf, fol. 72.t 

The text is that of the Hexapla of Origen, 
with the critical marks and the various read- 
ings of Aquila, Symmachus and Theodotion, 
respectively indicated by i^, », 4i, or, in 
cases where they coincide, by -Vjt^-g- ^ol. 8 J, 
marg. rd^.iS . .^j fol. 69 «, line 5, oralis ^) 
or -X^^cD (e.g. fol. 99 a, margin). The 
additional passages of the Samaritan codex 

* See ChryBOstom, Synopsis Scripturse Sacrse ; Opera, 
t vl, p. 382 ; Migne, Patrol. Gr., t. Ivi. coL 325. 

t See the edition of Ceriani ; Monumenta, t. il &8C. ii. 
p. 114, etc 



the indication 
accompanying 
means that 
cifiedistobe 
eighth quire 

U^), at the 
(rdM^u^), or. 




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or r^i-MJua i^Ha^) are also given; e.g. 
foil. 27 a and d, 29 b, 81 a, 33 a, 85 «, 39 a, 
61 6, 66 a and h, and 84 b. The tetragram- 
maton is denoted by ^^jA on the margin. 
Many notes and glosses, and numerous Greek 
words, are written on the margins by the 
same hand that wrote the text; for all which 
see the edition of Ceriani. 

At the end of the book, fol. 182 d, is the 
following colophon — 



i^iuL p9 •aoaiiir^ . r^co cos ^r^ K^bULOi 

r^bojLoi ocp.i f^iA^K" (marg. nAJUi<i>v?soc) 

" The book of Exodus, according to the 
translation of the LXX., is ended. 

"In the exemplar from which it was 
translated into the Syriac tongue, was this 
epigraph: 'Taken from a (copy of the) 
Hexapla, which (was arranged) according to 
the (different) versions, and collated with 
one which was furnished with the (various 
readings of the) versions.'* 

* The oorreotness of this translation is not quite certain. 
See Bianchini, VindicicB Canonic. Scriptur., pp. cclxxiv., 
cclxxvi.; Daniel secundum LXX., Rome, 1772, pp. 74, 75; 
and compare Middeldorpf, Codex Sjriaoo-hexaplaris, pars 
i. p. 65 {^nAS»M\v^ K^iiaJDoiibn jSkr^.1 ocb po), 
an4 Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesell- 
schaft, Band iii. p. 427. 



''This (copy of) Exodus was also collated 
with an accurate exemplar, in which was 
this epigraph : ' The translation of the LXX. 
was transcribed from (a manuscript of) the 
Hexapla, in whidi the Hebrew was collated 
according to the Hebrew (text) of the Sa- 
maritans.' And (this manuscript) was cor- 
rected by the hand of Eusebius Famphili, u 
the epigraph shows; from which (manu- 
script) too the things taken from the Sama- 
ritan text have been previously inserted, 
merely as an evidence that great pains was 
taken with the copy/' 

After this comes the doxology: f^a*acuL 
fCa^m .H^f.in na KUtoilo K^i^uXo i<9f^ 
^r^o \^f<* • ^asor^ |^i^\v tA^o ^li^ao ; 
below which we read the name of the copyist, 
Lazarus, and the date of the manuscript, 
written in two lines, in a small, current 
hand — 

.^^A •^i^ ^\^^ fdLSioiio J^^ 

On foL 134 a is the following note, written 
by the deacon Maimun bar Halfiin, A. Gr. 
1282, A.D. 971- 



>La^ o\^ rdJiCD 



vy t^ ^iua ».^^ Ay^n »cda\ \ r^l^ t^io.i 
.* f^ocD •aul^ ftUi^a:! r^iast* ^M Ofb f<fiS4^ 

• CD • r^Uicu:i •ai^oio .sAr^ Aux. ^n 

)Bia • f<ioanasi.i vy r^ rCJunn f^n^fkn • »L:i 
A^ f^l^ ^i\mn ,\\^a ^*a\%:i : ^u:ka K'.icd 

Fol. 1, if it belongs to this manuscript at 
all, is nothing but a part of the ancient bind- 
ing. It contains only a few words in Arabic 
and Syriac, and the name of one Abu*l-Faraj 
bar Joseph, A»a^n coia .^i^aaf^ • 



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Some covpaontively modem writing on 
foL 8 a has been almost i^holly effaced. 

[Add. 12,134.] 

L. 

Vellum, about 10| in. by 6j[, consisting 
of 46 leaves, several of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 7, 8, 38, and 
39. The writing has been purposely eflfaced 
on foil. 45 a and J, and 46 b. The quires, now 
eight in number, are signed with letters, but 
only CD , I and 4» are complete. Leaves are 
wanting both at the beginning and end, as 
well as after foil. 2, 4, 6, 7, 21, and 23. The 
number of lines in each page varies from 24 
to 29. This manuscript is written in a fine, 
regular Estrangela, of the viii"^ cent., and 
contains — 

The book of Numbers, translated from 
the Septuagint by Paul of Telia, com- 
mencing with ch. i. 33, and ending with ch. 
xxvi. 39. The following portions of the text 
are also missing: ch. ii. 2 — 15, iii. 9 — 22, 
iii. 47— vii. 19, vii. 36— x. 6, xv. 28— xvi. 2, 
and xvi. 29 — 41. The i^r^i&o are marked 
on the margins, as well as the number of 
versicles ; e. g. fol. 35 b, u Ao ; fol. 42 b, 
•X. : .9 : •sArt' : iKSk . Some lessons are rubri- 
cated in the text, the end of each being 
usually denoted by the letter jl . The mar- 
gins contain the various readings of Aquila, 
Symmachus, Theodotion (i^, ^ , Ai , •\^^ci3 
or^^^^oD), and the Hebrew text (i^isl^ , 
fol. 22 a)\ the additional passages of the 
Samaritan codex {^ -i ^ t i -^ n it . or 
f^isxtt..! ftl^iAik. , foil. 8 6, 14 a, 16 *, 19 *, 
31 a, 33 i, 34 a and b) ; and brief notes, 
which occasionally explain Greek words; 
e. g. fol. 10 b : ^tOcu rgyinuN re^ioa 
:Ui ^.1 toooiur^ .cosoaL (ch.xi. 8, i^Kph) OfuiaiK" 
r^i&CD .{irXatcowTdpia) r^liucxai&.i t^x^^x^ ^sn 
ft^MjT^i A.^.1 ocbo; and fol. 16 a : ^p^&^^ 

. rd^lK" f.'uL: f^'iai^ (ch. xiii. 34, yiyavra^) 



On oh. xxiv. 7 there is the fDllowing soho- 



oA 



Hon, fol. 41 b. Kli% fdMia .s ^...OftSc^tb 



T 

<' ^ks^^^j^hcn .Zfti p9 . i^iA^:! f^ia ^la v^f^ 
ti^^*Tri\ \ci (sic) ftUooosaiX yvx^sQ ^n rua 
rtllAuA-a r^x.ci3.i ^^^^oa • rViicoi oa^i.i..«».i 

. ftWz2n.l cDiu^r^«a ^oi^aiAca.! ^f^«\gi\^ 

.^T^ao p9 >.i03 KbAr^.i ooA .r^aiAca.1 Klu?^ 

The tetragrammaton is expressed by tA^^ . 
[Add. 14,437, foil. 1—46.] 

LI, 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 6f , consisting 
of 61 leaves (Add. 12,133, foil. 109—169), 
some of which are slightly stained and 
the last is much torn.* The quires, signed 
with letters, were originally eight in num- 
ber, but the signatures now run from ^su to 
AIL* . Leaves are wanting at the beginning, 
and after foil. 112, 113, 119, 120, and 128. 
There arfe 25 or 26 lines in each page. The 
writing is a fine, regular Estrangela of the 
viii*^ cent. This manuscript contains— 

The book of Joshua, oaia •x.ob.i rdp^ 
^.^oj? , translated from the Septuagint by Paul 
of Telia. Pol. 112 a. The text is divided 
into 11 capitula, K'r^i&D , a summary of the 
contents of which is prefixed.* There is 
also a farther marginal subdivision into 53 



* See Chrysostom, Synopsis Scriptur© Sacrro; Opera, 
t vi p. 397 ; Migne, Patrol. Gr., t. Ivi., col. 336. 



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•^) sections and upwards of 2000 versicles 
(^ aXi^Aa , fol. 168 J). The following por- 
tions of the capitula and text are missing : 
capp. 1, 2, 3, and part of 4 (as far as the 

words irerplvav; irepirifjufe^ roif^ ^lovBalovsi) I ch. i. 
11— ii. 1, ii. 11— iii. 16, vi. 16—26, vii. 6— 
16, and x. 2 — ^11. The text is that of the Hexa- 
pla of Origen, with all the critical marks ; the 
various readings of Aquila, Symmachus, and 
Theodotion; and a few explanatory notes. 
The tetragrammaton is indicated on the 
margin hy tA^^ • 

On foL 169 b we have the following cx>lo- 

phon. ^^.oicb vyr^ ^..^^ coia •^ox* >Ll 

. r^aAf^.1 CD^oajaX aaoal .i^ • rdsncu 

• •x.o • A*iQiurd9 cn\ oocd ^i^an 

i\ mi AicA •Skf^ ^.1 >4iAikr^ • ^a^Q^^Air^ 

" Joshua the son of Nun is ended. After 
the end, these (words), according to the 
LXX., are placed in the exemplar with 
obelisks: ^Ev Uelvg rg ij/iipf Xafiovre; oi viol 
^laparjK rfjv Kififorop rov Oeov, irepiei^potrav hf 

kauToW x.T.x. On the exemplar from which 
this was translated into Syriac and written, 
was inscribed : * Transcribed from the Hexa- 
pla, from which too it was furnished (with 
the various readings), and collated also with 
the Tetrapla.' '' 

[Add. 12,133, foil. 109—169.] 

LIL 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting 
of 70 leaves, a few of which are a little 
stained, and one (fol. 68) slightly torn. 
The ^uires^ seven in number (the last of 15 



leaves), are signed with letters. A couple 
of leaves are wanting at the beginning, and 
one after foL 6. There are from 23 to 26 
lines in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a fine, regular Es^rangela of the 
viii*** cent., and contains — 

The books of Judges and Buth, trans- 
lated from the Septuagint version by Paul of 
Telia;* viz. 

Judges, fol. 4 a. Title : rduS:i r^^^ . 
Subscription, fol. 61 d : . i^ljuria r^ls^ >laL 

^^i\nTi . The only portion of the text miss- 
ing is ch. i. 22 — 32. Prefixed is a summary 
of the contents, r^i^i^, fol. 1 a. It is 
imperfect at the beginning, commencing 
with the words : u^ . ^ocd ea^himr^ r^hssiju 
f^AaoaX.! oocD f^ . >*op.i owm ^.1 (see the 
Synopsis Scripturee SacrsB of John Chryso- 
stom ; Opera, t. vi. p. 400, E, Sut to aXXo(f>vXov 

elvcu' (09 Si etSov ewuceljievoVy ovtc rfvavri^Orjaaif), 

Subscription, fol. 3 b : r^.i:i rt'rdi&o omLl. 



Ruth, fol. 62 b. Title : ^o^iK'.i rda^ 
l^i\nT:i t^ni^\T^n • Subscription : Aeoiz. 
^o:^!?^. Prefixed to it is a summary of the 
contents, iio^if^n r^r^i&o (see Chryso- 
stom's Synopsis, Opera, t. vi. p. 402), fol. 62 a* 

Colophon, fol. 70 h : •a^^re'.i ^.1 kUm»^ 

" On the manuscript exemplar, from which 
this (copy) was translated, there was written 
thus : ' copied from the Tetrapla, according 
to the version of the LXX.' " 

The lessons are usually indicated on the 
margins by the word >ijb (i^Ljuid) at the be- 
ginning, and the letter a (>laL) at the end 
of each. 



* The text of these two books has been carefullj edited 
from this manufloript by Dr. T. Skat Bordaip, Copen- 



hagen, 1861. 



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The margins contain the chapters, sec- 
tions and yersicles (e.g. fol. 61 a, .sAf^ ^ 
ji ^), but no various readings. There are 
a few notes and corrections, made by a 
reader named ZaJche ; e.g. foil. 17 a, 21 a, 
51 a J and 65 h (Euth ii. 14. r^lLus, marg. 

On fol. 70 b there is a note, in the hand- 
writing of the scribe, but in a more cursive 
character, informing us that this manuscript 
(like the second portion of Add. 14,437) be- 
longed to the convent of Mar Cyriacus at 
Telia Haphikha. 

•aoiiaa.i OK" . oria rt^inl.i KliCD rdaiiaA oA 

f<li&».l f<l2n.*i:k. tCDoiur^ r^aAr^.i f^iA^M.! 
>^1m2o >^ tohsxsn »ajL4»^^o . >cDCi*isaX oA 

^^.ooqL^.1 K'^cA^ rt'.ioooft.i cdAuacluiuMci 

^^ooool A^ifl».i rdA^ A^o ^uJdOr^ r^XASa 

. ^ASort^ f^lJU.i )BCUa rdsa^ii 

[Add. 17,103.] 

LIU. 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 6^, consisting 
of 78 leaves (Add. 14,437, foil. 47-124), 
of which the last six are more or less 
stained and torn. The quires, signed with 
letters, were originally nine in number, but 
.1 is now lost. There are from 21 to 28 lines 
in each page. The writing is a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the viii*^ cent. This manu- 
script contains — 

The third {or first) book of Kings, 
translated from the Septuagint by Paul 
of Telia, vyK" rc'^OsAM.i rt'iA^.l r^la^ 
^ivnTui f^^ai»\xsQ . Eol. 52 a. The only 



portion of the text missing is ch. vii. 14 — 
viii. 61. 

A summary of the contents, re'Kd.&is 
f^^Q^LsQ.! re'iA^.i fe:9^.i, is prefixed, fol. 
47 a.* The margins contain the various read- 
ings of Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, and 
the Hebrew text (.x. , e.g. foil. 52 a, 53 ft, 54 a 
and ft, etc.) ; glosses on Greek and Hebrew 
words (e.g. foU. 67 a, 69 a. 111 a) ; and a 
number of aimotations, many of which are 
taken from the writings of Severus of An- 
tioch, .1^^ f^ioK'tt f<x».%o.i (e.g. foil. 60 ft, 
63 a and 6, 64 a, 75 ft, 78 6, 81 ft, 82 a, 85 ft, 
87 a, 88 ft, 91 a, 93 a, 94 a, 103 a, 104 a, 105 ft, 
106 ft, 114 ft, 116 a, 118 a, 119 a)\ one from 
Athanasius (on Ps. vii., fol. 61 ft) ; and one 
from Epiphanius (de Mensuris, fol. 102 a). 
The tetragrammaton is denoted by tA^^ 

(fol. 69 a, tAA&.i ; fol. 91 a^ AjA^ cajMo&l). 
Subscription, fol. 122 a, ^[^f^a^ >Ll 
1^1^ IT .1 r^^audoixsn v^f^ r^^cuiLab:!, suc- 
ceeded by the usual doxology ; istfter which 
we have the following note of the translator, 
Paul of Telia : 

>4jAiirt^o f<li\y<vi\^ rd^iQfto.1 r^La^ iua9 
^iA ^ oon r^ocD ^aaZ.!.! ocb KUm»^ iicA 

rdiaA p9 ^.1 (sic) jjosSk^K" •> ^ooa rd.»^9Q.i 
iulJE.9 • ^** ^ f^4*iuJ3 f^U^iocaA I^IaJCU 

•^.^ir^.1 f^o i\n.'Uf^ • Q9Cii.%JQB.aAf<:i 
r^iiab.lD r^v.ia • rtlai.iioa^rt'^ ^..oA^rdp 



• See the Synopsis Scriptuwe Sacrse of John Chiysostom; 
Opera, t. vi. p. 412 ; Migne, Patrol. Gr., t. Ivi., col. 349. 



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**1?he manuscript, according to which 
the book in hands was translated from 
Greek into Syriac, was taken from a copy 
of the Hexapla among those in the library 
of Csesarea in Palestine, collated with that 
exemplar in which was written as follows : 
' I Eusebius have corrected carefully to the 
best of my ability/ The translation from 
the Greek tongue into the Syriac was made 
in the month of Shebat, A. Gr. 927 (A.D, 
616), fourth indiction, at the Enaton* of 
Alexandria, in the holy convent of the 
Antonine monks." 

On fol. 122 b there is a note, in the hand- 
writing of the scribe, but in a more cursive 
character, stating that this manuscript be- 
longed to the convent of Mar Cyriacus at 
Telia Haphikha (see Add. 17,103) : tcooiuK' 

^.1 Ai^ • rdft^aoD f^ii .Tr^ j»a[n*ia]a 



Below this there is another note, in a very 
inelegant hand of the x*** cent., informing us 
that the book was presented to the convent 



• Compare Add. 12,156, fol. 10 6, extract from an 
epistle of Dioscorus of Alexandria, written when in exile, 

^^^rOreto.1 r^^.l ^ol ; Add. 14,647, foL 79 a, 

julki^^a:! ^..o^K".! rc:*iaico.i K'^ka^o.ua f<bco 
f^i«M ^.1 aid) . rd:uL^.l ; Add. 12,174, fol. 61 h, 
•icUjAa ol : r<l9bM r^'i*:!.! n^Ti \ oxik^r^ %a, 

f^&ijtao ^^Q^fiaAArdso (sic) ^,^^Lp.in\ynrdaci 

. r^&\3u3A f^^"U.13 • Severus of Antioch, when re- 
siding at Alexandria, lived ci? to hvarov (see Cave, Hist. 
Lit, ed. 1740, 1. 1 p. 499), and here was the monastery of 
S. Antony (see Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. i. p. 41, t. ii. p. 93 ; 
and Bernstein, de Hharklensi N. Test Translatione Syriaca 
Comment, p. 5, with the erroneous note 10). 



of S. Mary Deipara by the sons of one Duma 
Shatir, of Tagrit and Callinicus: .aoi* 

^^om>iii\ .1 f^i&o^Xo ^^om^iatkin f^iaia^l 
009 iao^K^ r^4iJL2n ^lisna f^ncooklo 



• • • • f^sn^uia 

On the margin is recorded, at a still later 
period, the name of a reader called John : 

The two leaves numbered 123 and 124 did 
not originally form part of this manuscript^ 
but were added to it, as fly-leaves, when it was 
last bound in the convent. They belong, to all 
appearance, to one and the same book, but 
are both very much soiled and torn. What 
is legible on fol. 124 b refers to the first and 
second days of the Creation. Fol. 123 was 
the last leaf of the book, containing on the 
recto a note, giving the date and the name 
of the scribe Eomanus : 

.... [f^Jiiaoi^ 5BCU ^ix.^ 4»v 

[?^»Ai.l] f^lCL^ o&o ^f< 

IsAlk..! f^AAOl rda\u A^ rdl^ • l^'iD.l 1^ 

.AC . tCDoi^ ^^ •.l4uO K'ii^ Ja rdlf^ 

On the verso there is another note, giving 
the date A. Gr. 1014, A.D. 703, and men- 
tioning that the sum of 5^ dinars was paid 
for the writing: ^f< iojLa A\AAiA[f^] 

aJu.l K'^cxa^^o f<l\\ AffiTn 

•: oQ^Si[ci] f^T^tf K'TJ.! >coa\.[^] ja^re^ 



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LIV. 

Vellum, about 10 in. by 6|, consisting of 79 
leaves, many of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 5, 6, 8—14, 17, 27, 48, 
51, 52, 55, 65, 67, 70—72, 75, and 76. The 
quires, 20 in number, are signed with letters, 
but not more than two or three of them are 
complete, leaves being missing at the begin- 
ning and end, as well as after foil. 2, 3, 4, 7, 
9, 10, 11, 15, 28, 29, 30, 41, 50, 54, 55, 56, 
58, 69, 71, 74, 75, 77 and 78. Each page 
has from 22 to 27 lines. The writing is 
a fine, regular Estrangela of the first half 
of the viii^^ cent. This manuscript con- 
tains — 

The Psalms, translated from the Sep- 
tuagint by PAul of Telia, vy^r^ :|^o.i 

^1 \ n T .1 K'i&icLLaaljLSQ (see, for instance, 
foil. 14 b and 15 a).* The apocryphal Ps. 
cli. is placed after the subscription (fol. 79 i), 
which runs thus: K'iuiuniL^ .siisiaaX >laL 

|^i\"1T..l K'^OImLxSQ V^K'.VCI.l.l f^lOMV^Q.! . 

Each psalm has its appropriate heading, ac- 
cording to the LXX., and a marginal note 
specifies the number of r^so^^ or arlxov ; 
for example, Ps. iii., fol. 8 *, f^ioMvsQ 

qqL.i f^ia ^Boiacar^.! ; margin, . . w • • ^ . .V^* 

The word SwC^aX/u* is always retained in 
the form rdsQlaAr^.i (e.g. fol. 9 a). The 
longer psalms are divided into f^Aui-^aH-so , 
for example, Ps. xvii. (xviii.), fol. 13 ft, 
. om « ii& . r^. K'iusQiaQ, fol. 15 a, • f^iusoi^a 

The margins are thickly covered with 
notes, consisting chiefly of the various read- 



• This manuscript has been used by the Rev. F. Field 
in his edition of the Hexapla of Origen ; Origenis Hexa- 
plorum quffi supersunt, etc., tomi ii fasciculus i, Oxon. 
1867. See in particular p. 86. 



ings of Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion, the 
Quinta and the Sexta, • o • od • ^ • Q9 . k" (e.g. 
foil. 21 b and 22 a). Compare, in general, 
the edition of Bugati, Psalmi secundum 
editionem LXX interpretum etc., Milan, 
1820. There are also many Greek words 
written on the margins in elegant slanting 
uncials, for instance, foU. 14 a^ 21 a, 22 d, 
23 a, 24 a, 36 b, 37 a, 42 a, 44 b, etc.; and a 
few longer annotations from the following 
Fathers — 

Athanasius ; foil. 8 a, 13 a, 40 d, 45 a and b. 

Cyril; fol. 29 a. 

Hesychius, the priest, of Jerusalem, 
TaLLior^.! fdx-AXD QaL4fkAfl»cici3 ; foil. 17 a, 19 b, 
20 *, 23 *, 33 6, 34 6, 41 a. 

Prefixed to the text of the Psalms are the 
following extracts from diflferent Fathers. 

1. Imperfect extract, part of which cor- 
responds very closely to the fragment of 
Hippolytus edited hy Dr. de Lagarde in his 
Analecta Syriaca, p. 87, lines 26 — 30. Pol. 1 a. 
It begins with the words : ^ns» . s*o.i.i rt^in 

• •x.o • f^Aii \ ^ n rd^^J^i s*ci.i.i tCDO^iJB 

2. Imperfect extract from Hippolytus : 

r^iOMisQ Jl^.i re'iu^jL^.i. Pol. 1 b. See 
de Lagarde's Analecta Syriaca, p. 83, line 
29— p. 85, line 1. 

3. Imperfect extract from Basil on Ps. i. 
(Opera, ed. 1839, t. i. pp. 128-9), beginning 
with the words : r^jM . f^(&uJ9Q3A i^ia 

• •x.o . rt^^QiAi\?i r^^CL*f^^ . Pol. 3 a. 

4. Extract from the same homily, p. 129, 
beginning with the words iA\^ p9 K'lAuaX 
)BrVl h^hsl ^ K1&4U (marg. Xypa) . i^ioW^o 
. Xo • r^x.aaa ^cA (marg. oa*iuf^ i^iol 

r^^OVuG^fiLSO.! KliftlM). Pol. 3 a. 

5. Imperfect extract from Eusebius, 

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beginning : id^.i.i k:!)^cu» . r^x^na • r^ 

Pol. 3 b. See Montfaucon, CoUectio Nova 
Patrum et Seriptt. Graecc., t. i. p. 2. 

6. Imperfect extract from the letter of 
Athanasius to Marcellinus, beginning : f^oi2^ 

Xo • A^.iii f^ • ^o.*i A^ . Pol, 4 a. See 
Opera, ed. 1698, t i., pars 2, p. 998, 

7. Imperfect extract, containing explana- 
tions of Hebrew names and words, such as 

•auiCLM , etc. Pol. 6 a. 

8. Imperfect extract from Origen, 
r^'iOMiSQ .\\*in.i Klav. • Qfui^ioK^ , begin- 
ning, fol. 5 a : ^co ^ r<Vd42;;Q9.i Ji2^ 
^iacoL^o : ftLuaXMa ft^Snri\ ^ oJSAfCO.1 
oA ^i^T.i : >coo^r^ :uo.i.i.i r^co r^LaAiaA 

. coAAo!\^ %h\f!f «^|iqX.i . See Bugati, Psalmi 

secundum edit. LXX interpretum, p. 493, 
etc. 

On fol. 29 h there is a quotation from the 
Latin translation of Ps. xl. (xli.), 1, 2, one 
of the very rare instances of a Lati/n note in 
the volumes forming the Nitrian collection : 
Bearvs qui mrelligir fup egenum er paupe- 
rem. m t)ie mala liberabr {aic) eum dnf. dnf 
conferur {sic) eum er uimficer eum* er bearu 
faciar eum m rerra. These words seem to 
be of considerably later date than the manu- 
script itself, though probably anterior to the 
xii*^ cent. 

On the margin of fol. 79 b there is a note, 
in a hand of the xii*^ or xiii*** cent., stating 
that the book was repaired and bound by the 
scribe Yeshua' : • r^ao^ •^l.oz* m.io ii.TM 

[Add. 14,434, foU. 1—79.] 



LV. 

VeUum, about lOJ in. by 7|, consisting 
of 49 leaves (Add. 14,434, foU. 80—128), 
some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 81, 82, 89, 98, 108, 
127, and 128. The quires, originally 16 
in number, are signed with letters. Leaves 
are missing at the beginning, as well as 
after foU. 81, 89, 97, 116 and 126. Each 
page has from 23 to 29 lines. The writing 
is a good, regular Es^rangela of the viii^ 
cent. This manuscript contains — 

The Psalms, translated from the Sep- 
tuagint by Paul of Telia ; in every respect 
very similar to no. LIV.* Greek words are 
written on the mai^ins of foil. 82 a^ 89 J, 
96 a, 100 a, 101 a, 103 a, and 127 b\ and 
there are annotations from — 

Athanasius ; foil. 86 J, 106 a, 117 J, 118 J, 
121 J, 122 a. 

Cyril; foil. 84 J, 103 o. 

Hesychius of Jerusalem; foil. 93 d, 95 a, 
96 a, 97 J, 100 J, 106 a, 113 J, 114 J, 118 a. 

To the Psalms is appended the Song of 
the three holy Children, from the book of 
Daniel, w. 29—66. Fol. 127 a. 

Of the prefatory matter only two leaves 
remain, foil. 80 and 81, containing the ex- 
tracts from Basil and Eusebius mentioned in 
no. LIV. They are less mutilated here than 
there. 

Subscription, fol. 128 d: f^AuiLSLLii [m\£] 

This manuscript was written by a scribe 
from the city of Amid, whose name appears 
to have been Simeon: rtlbu .^^^su. r^nr] 



\ 



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Of the later notes on the same page one 
mentions the name of a reader also called 
Simeon: it^mi .vo.13 f^co r^LaAuA-js i«» 

A^o >coai^ fdX^ r^2i^iafi9 ^009 .s^,i A& 

[Add. 14,434, foU. 80—128.] 

LVI. 

Eleven paper leaves, about 7 in. by 5|, 
several of which are more or less torn. There 
are 10 or 11 lines in each page. The writing 
is large and regular, and seems to be of the 
xiii**" cent. They contain — 

Portions of the Psalms, translated from 
the Septuagint by Paul of Telia; viz. Pss. 
lix. 2. — ^bdi. 7, and Pss. ci. 1 — cii. 17. There 
are no marginal annotations of any kind. 

[Add. 17,257, foU. 84—94.] 

LVII. 

Two vellum leaves, about 12^ in. by 9|^, 
much soiled and torn. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 37 to 49 lines. 
They are written in a good, regular hand of 
the ix*^ cent., and contain — 

Fragments of the book of Isaiah, exhibit- 
ing the Peshitta (f^^ia») and Septuagint 
(^A^bAsui) versions in parallel colunms. The 
remaining portions are : ch. xlix. 19 — ^1. 10, 
and Ivii. 21 — ^Iviii. 14, with the exception of 
some words which have been torn away. 

[Add. 17,213, foU. 1 and 2.] 

LVIII. 

Four vellum leaves, about 10^ in. by 6|, 
much stained and torn. The writing is a fine, 
regular Estrangela of the viii*^ cent. There 
are from 23 to 25 lines in each page. They 



formed the 14th and last quire (.v) of a 
manuscript, and contain — 

The book of Ezekiel, from ch. xlvii. 23 
to the end, translated from the Septuagint 
by Paul of Telia. The hexaplar marks are 
exhibited, but only one marginal variant is 
noted. Subscription: [l*r^av]M.i Klaii^paix. 
• ^ i\ nT [.1 r<'iia]iMLKM \A^f^ r^^-aj 

[Add. 14,668, foU. 26—29.] 

LIX. 

Eight vellum leaves, about 10| in. by 6|, 
the first of which is slightly torn. There 
are from 23 to 26 lines in each page. The 
writing is a fine, regular Estrangela of the 
viii"" cent. They formed the first quire of a 
manuscript, containing — 

The twelve minor Prophets, translated 
from the Septuagint by Paul of Telia : 

l^i^nTi . There now remains only Hosea, 
ch. i. 1 — V. 15. A summary of the con- 
tents, [r<^]ai •AjLoco.i f^f^isLo , is prefixed 
(see Chrysostom, Synopsis Scripturae Sacrae ; 
Opera, t. vi. p. 455). The text exhibits the 
critical marks of the Hexapla, and the mar- 
gins contain the various readings of Aquila, 
Symmachus, and Theodotion, and some 
explanatory notes. The tetragrammaton is 
represented by >iSu& . 

[Add. 14,668, foU. 4—11.] 



LX. 

Vellimi, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting 
of 166 leaves, several of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foU. 59, 65, 68, 
70 and 128. The quires, signed with 
letters, are 18 in number, the last having 
now only one leaf. Single leaves have 
also been lost after foil. 76, 77 and 86. 
Each page has from 19 to 23 lines. This 



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manuscript is written in a large, beautiful 
Estrangela, much resembling the hand- 
writing of Saba of Bas'ain (see Add. 12,135, 
and 14,428), and dates from about A. Gr. 
1030, AJ). 719. Greek vowels are rarely 



and 



added; for example, foL 6 a^ 

fol. 88 d, «.,.r^a*ir^La9 , oiCMU&K^aa.*! , 

^oauoia^ • It contains — 

The two books of Samuel and a portion of 
the first book of Kings, according to the 
recension of Jacob of Edessa ;* viz. 

The first book of Samuel, rdAsnna Kla^ 
K'iia&lAr.i (running title, ^r^'osnx.), fol. 5 a. 
It is divided into 15 chapters, KV^lA&o , a 
sunmiary of the contents of which is pre- 
fixed, fol. 3 6.t At the end, fol. 90 a, there is 

the following colophon: 

f^^ausoLua ^ : ^rdDOa^ »\^o ftioco 









• f^il^^l r^^^i r^^MXa r^^hxn r^aA^.ll*r^ 

"This first book of Kings was corrected, 
so far as possible and with much labour, 
from the different versions, viz. fipom that of 
the Syrians and from those of the Greeks, 
by the hands of the pious Jacob, bishop of 
Edessa, in the year 1016 of the Greeks or of 
king Seleucus (A.D. 705), third indiction, in 
the great convent of Tel- Ada." 

The second book of Samuel, ^iii.i r^La^ 
r<'iia&]bab.i (running title l*f^Qsnx.), fol. 91 6, 
including the first book of Kings, ch. i. 1 



* See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. ii., p. 335-36 ; Ceriani, 
Monumenta Sacra et Profana, t ii. fieiso. i., pp. x., xi. ; 
and his memoir, Le Edizioni e i Manoscritti etc., p. 27. 

t This is not a translation from the Synopsis of Chry- 
sostom. 



— 49, fol. 162 a. It is likewise divided into 
16 chapters, a summary of the contents of 
which is prefixed, fol. 90 b. The fifteenth 
chapter extended as far as 1 Kings, ch. ii. 11. 

f<oco ^MJL f^ :uon •arcto :Uk.i >cb A:^ en* 

f<AAo^ r^'AcoA^ ca\ Oftiur^'o *. Klx.aala 

ta KluiOf^".! 019101 A^o : cyr«i\ ,i\TAm 

^.1 C0.10A Aj^o v^soj.! >a3 iioX iu\fd^ 

The other missing portions of the text 
are: 1 Sam. xxv. 11—20, 29—39, and 
XXX. 2—13. 

The lessons (r^j^'ia, abbreviated >ia and ^) 
are indicated on the margins in red ink, 
sometimes by a later hand, the end of each 
being usually marked by the letter jl, . An 
index is prefixed, fol. 2 b. 

A few Greek words are written on the 
margins in elegant characters, e.g. foil. 6 a, 
69 a, 71 a, 78 J, and 88 b ; and there are a 
considerable number of various readings 
and notes, some of the latter being taken 
from the works of Severus of Antioch 
(foU. 36 a, 100 a). 

On fol. 1 a there is written, apparently in 
the same hand as the rest of the manuscript: 

a Af< iiix. 



a >.ir^l:^o 



€t 



m the year 1030 
(A.D. 719), on the tenth of Nisan, Lazarus 
and Adi began in this book . . . ." Below, 
in the same hand, but smaller and less dis- 
tinct, are the words ^*A*ii&o ^v^a, the 

meaning of which is not clear. It is, there- 
fore, imcertain whether the manuscript 
was written A.D. 719 or a little earlier, 
as the above-named persons were probably 
the collators and correctors. 

On fol. 2 a we read in a more modem hand : 

\v»n f<j\u A^ oX^ «^ A\^ a\nn, and 

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of Beth-Seyerma:* fdAi*iAaj9» f^L^i^ ^cu 

.(sic) r^v.i f^iaui 

On fol. 1 5 are the following words, 
carelessly written by a monk of Tagrit, who 
visited the convent of S. Mary Deipara: 

ivAi\ii ^ (sic) A u ^o f<i\[j# f^r^] 

fttiAr^' (sic) ^n l*.i r^'voflLkX (sic) ^iiicn 

[Add. 14,429.] 

LXI. 

Vellum, about 9J in. by 6f , consisting of 
62 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 2, 21, 22, 40, and 
60 — 62. The quires are signed with letters, 
but only o and ^su are complete, leaves 
having been lost both at the beginning and 
end, as well as after foil. 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 40, 
41, 42, 60 and 61. Each page has from 20 
to 24 lines. This maoiuscript is written in a 
large, beautifiil Estrangela, by the same 
hand as Add. 14,429, about A.D. 719, and 
contains — 

The book of Isaiah, according to the re- 
cension of Jacob of Edessa.t The index to 
the t^kiLajd is wanting, as well as the fol- 
lowing portions of the text : ch. i. 1 — ^ii. 21, 
iii. 12 — ^vii. 2, vii. 16 — viii. 1, viii. 12 — ^xii. 2, 
xiii. 8—20, xix. 3—26, xxxv. 2— xl. 3, xl. 16 
— xlv. 6, xlv. 17— xlvi. 1, li. 3— Ivii. 1, bdii. 9 
— Ixv. 24, Ixvi. 1—3, and Ixvi. 6 to the 
end. 

The lessons are indicated on the margins 
in red ink, the end of each being marked by 
the letter ju. On the margin of fol. 14 b 

* See Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. L pp. 215, 216. 
t See Ceriani, Monumenta Sacra et Profana, t. ii. 
fesc. i., p. xi. ; t. V. fasc. i., p. 7 etc. 



the words A^IA^N and A^IA^N^M are 
written in rather elegant characters; and 
there are many various readings and notes 
throughout the volume. 

[Add. 14,441.] 



LXII. 

Eight vellum leaves, about 6f in. by 6|^, all 
more or less stained and torn. They are 
neatly written in the Palestinian character, 
and seem to be of the x**' or xi**" cent. There 
are from 16 to 18 lines in each page. These 
are — 

Fragments of a manuscript of the Psalms, 
containing a translation from the Septua- 
gint, in the Palestinian dialect.* The 
portions remaining are: Pss. xliii. 11—26, 
xliv., xlv., xlvi., Ixxvii. 48 — 66, Ixxxi., Ixxxii. 
1 — 9, Ixxxix., and xc. 1 — 12.t 

[Add. 14,664, foD. 22—29.] 



* See il Conte Miniscalchi Erizzo, Evangeliarinm Hiero- 
soljmitanniD, Verona^ 1861-64 ; Memoria del Conte Minis- 
calchi Erizzo intomo all' Evangeliario Gerosolimitano, 
estr. dal voL ix., serie iii. degli Atti dell* Imp. Reg. Isti- 
tuto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Venezia 1864 ; 
Land, Anecdota Syriaca, t. i. pp. 43, 44 ; Noldeke, Bei- 
trage zur Eenntniss der AramSLschen Dialeote. iL Ueber 
den christlich-palastinischen Dialect, in the Zeitsohrift 
der Deutschen Morgenlandischen Gesellsohaft, Band xxii., 
p. 443 etc. 

f Of this manuscript Dr. Land writes as follows, 
Anecd. Syr., t. i, p. 44. '^Praeter pericopas qnasdam 
Evangelicas, Hymnos duos ecclesiasticos et Psalmos erui 
integros 45, 46, 47, 82, 90 (juxta numerationem He- 
braicam), aliorum (44, 49, 50, 56, 57, 78, 91) partes. 
Hebraicam dice numerationem; nam ipsa fragmenta, 
mirabile dictu, e versione Septuaginta interpretum in 
media Palaestina Aramaice reddita sunt. Aestate anni 
1859 animi causa Londinum reduz, datam occasionem 
missam facere nolui et paulo dariore solis luce adjutus 
ea folia denuo inspexi, quae tunc, exceptis duobus, inveni 
sub eodem catalogi numero in codicem compacta." 



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LXIII. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 5J, consisting 
of 176 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1—10, 
22, 41, 68, 87—90, 97—100, 108, 118, 
123, 126, 152, 164, and 171. The quires, 18 
in number, are now signed with letters, 
but it does not appear what the original 
signatures were. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 40 to 48 lines. This 
manuscript is written in an elegant Edessene 
hand of the v*^ or vi*^ cent., with the excep- 
tion of foU. 96, 101 and 154—163, which 
seem to be of the ix*^ cent. It contains — 

The New Testament, according to the 
Peshitta version, comprising — 

1. The four Gtospels ; viz. 
S. Matthew. Fol. 2 b. 
S. Mark. Fol. 25 b. 
S.Luke. Fol. 40 J. 
S.John. Fol. 68 a. 

2. The Epistles of S. Paul; viz. 
Romans. Fol. 88 a. 

1 Corinthians. Fol. 98 a. 

2 Corinthians. Fol. 108 a. 
Galatians. Fol. 114 J. 
Ephesians. Fol. 118 a. 
Philippians. Fol. 121 a. 
Colossians. Fol. 123 b. 



1 Thessalonians. Fol. 125 b. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 128 a. 

1 Timothy. Fol. 129 a. 

2 Timothy. Fol. 132 a. 
Titus. Fol. 133 J. 
Philemon. Fol. 135 a. 
Hebrews. Fol. 135 J. 

3. The Acts of the Apostles. Fol. 143 a. 

4. The three Catholic Epistles ; viz. 
S. James. Fol. 168 b. 

IS. Peter. Fol. 171 a. 
1 S. John. Fol. 174 a. 
Colophon, fol. 1766: ^jii\^Of^»a3>iasBl >Le. 

The larger sections are marked on the 
margins by a later hand. The lessons are 
rubricated in the text, and many have been 
subsequently noted on the margins. 

On fol. 1 b there is an extract, in a 
hand of the ix*^ cent., from the Gospel 
of S. John, ch. vii. 50 — ^viii. 12, accord- 
ing to the Harklensian version, prefaced 
by the remark : f^x^f< f<JL^\ .aoii 



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en nT^O r^i.ilfift^f^ KUm»^ 






Below this there is written in an irre- 
gular Arabic hand, with very few diacriti- 
cal points : ^j*ju**iJl ^^ (sic) u->Ml .^jt LUaJ ss 



X^ 



^ U-5i|^/i43l ^jl^l 



"We have received this book from the 
Syrian priest known by the name of Ibn 

, and Salib the abbat was present to 

take it in charge and convey it to the con- 
vent of the Syrians in the desert of Bu 
Makar (Abba Macarius)." 

On fol. 2 a there is a long note, of the x*^ 
cent., stating that the volume belonged to 
the convent of S. Mary Deipara, and con- 
cluding with an anathema against any one 
who should injure or steal it: %toehs^T< 

r^ial.1 ca\ Ar<lx..i ^.i A& . ^i^a.i »2i^uiA9f^.i 
f^VB.lA ca\ vs&cfi^Q rdAo »cpn\ \ ^Kl&o 

[Add. 14,470.] 



v^< 



LXIV. 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 5 J, consisting of 
209 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 5, 152 and 209. 
The quires, originally 25 in number, were 
signed with letters, but have been subse- 
quently re-numbered, though incorrectly, 
with Coptic arithmetical figures and Arabic 
letters. Leaves are wanting at the begin- 
ning, as well as after foil. 1, 5, 194, 196 and 



204. Each page has from 26 to 32 lines. 
The writing is a small, elegant, Nestorian 
Estrangela, with numerous vowel-points and 
other marks, though many of these (as also 
a veiy few Greek vowels) have been added 
at a later period. The date seems to be 
A. Gr. 1012, A.H. 80, A.D. 699-700. Fol. 
64 is a restoration, on paper, of the xiii*^ 
cent. This manuscript contains — 

The New Testament, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. 

1. The Gospel of S. Matthew, in 22 sec- 
tions. Fol. 1 a. The portions missing are : 
ch. i. 1 — ii. 13, iii. 14 — ^v. 24, and viii. 26 — 
ix. 19. 

2. The Gospel of S. Mark, in 13 sections. 
Fol. 31 a. 

3. The Gospel of S. Luke, in 23 sections. 
Fol. 51 h. 

4. The Gospel of S. John, in 20 sections. 
Fol. 87 J. 

5. The Acts of the Apostles. Fol. 116 a. 
To which are added — 

a. The Epistle of S. James. Fol. 153 6. 
J. The first Epistle of S. Peter. Fol. 157 a. 
c. The first Epistle of S. John. Fol. 160 h. 
Total number of sections, 32. 

6. The fourteen Epistles of S. Paul ; viz, 
Ex)mans. Fol. 164 a. 

1 Corinthians. Fol. 177 i. 

2 Corinthians, fol. 191 a, ending with ch, 
vi. 15. 

Galatians, fol. 195 a, beginning with ch. 
iv. 22. 

Ephesians, fol. 196 d, ending with ch, 
i. 17. 

PhUippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessa- 
lonians, and 1 Timothy are lost. 

2 Timothy, fol. 197 a, beginning with 
ch. i. 4. 

Titus. Fol. 199 a. 

Philemon. Fol. 201 a. 

Hebrews. Fol. 201 6. From ch. vii. 4 to 
is:. 21 is missing. 

Number of sections in the Pauline epistles, 

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55. Total number of sections in the whole 
New Testament, 165. 

Subscription, fol. 209 b. .t-mA f^unAT. 

. ^A»r^ ^i^\\, >LA :nnv re^.i r^colf^ r€li^ 

w^unAx, . (sic) ^Kb ^f^ «^oooiioX^ i^:k.iu 

The date, about which there is a slight 
difficulty, is given as follows : ^:i ^i^rc" 
iool^Kb •:• (sic) «^^^f^.i oax.ia f^.ico f^<^*u» 
h\\ Til •:• ^aSqcu r^ifift.^ i\nT, ^ ^^a^ai x^ 
•:• rducu.i r^^^^ r<\ i i^i .... liio r^L&Xr^ 

. ft^i\'^ i*11A I *1 V ^.^1^ 

" This New (Testament) was begun on the 
first of Ilun (Ilul), and finished when ten 
days of Shebat were passed; in the year 
1012, according to the well-known era of 
the Greeks, which is, according to that of 
the Arabs, 80; under the rule of the house 

of Marwan, in the days of 

[the Ishma]elites." 

Neither the mtm in the word ^ . . . »i» , 
nor the rlah in ... . liio , is perfectly cer- 
tain ; but still there can be little doubt that 
the book was written in the reign of 'Abdu 
'1-Malik ibn Marwan, for A. H. 80=-A. D. 
699.700=A.Gr. 1011-12. 

On the margins of some pages there are 
notes, in a later hand, referring chiefly to 
matters of pronunciation and accentuation, 
similar to those in Add. 12,138. 

[Add. 14,448.] 

LXV. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 6*^, consisting of 
173 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 5, 33 and 34. 
The quires, signed with letters, were origi- 
nally 22 in number, but of the first three 
only four leaves remain, and .i and cd are 



altogether lost. Each page has two columns 
of 36 lines. This manuscript is written in a 
small, neat character, and dated A. Gr, 1645, 
A.D. 1234. Greek vowels abound throughout 

iH ^ 

(v^,m,z,p,jtOrr, i,asin>coflu:^4^^' ^^^* ^^ ^)> 
and the points rukkakh and kushahai are 

occasionally marked. It contains — 

The New Testament. 

1. The four Gospels, according to the 
Harklensian version, with the usual mar- 
ginal notes; but the first two are very 
imperfect. 

S. Matthew, ch. v. 1—39, fol. 2 ; xxi. 5— 
36, fol. 3; and xxvii. 23—58, fol. 4. 

S. Mark, ch. xv. 34 to the end. Fol. 5. 

S. Luke. Fol. 6 a. 

S. John. Fol. 41 a. 

Subscription, fol. 67 b : •.^i^ .^joa^ y^ 
f<\ftti\\jf^Of^ r^Hoif^ rC^^i ftl&i-z. 

r^TMJus f^UiLo^ r^l^^ir^ ^.i • r^jLLaiM 
ocp.i 3-A2np<^:i r^^nnftii 9fcnf ^flpcuflpo \ iOi.i 



2. The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

The Acts. Fol. 68 6. 
The Epistle of S. James. Fol. 98 a. 
The first Epistle of S. Peter. Fol. 101 a. 
The first Epistle of S. John. Fol. 104 a. 

* See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. ii. p. 156, etc. 



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3. The Epistles of S. Paul, according to 
the Peshitta version ; viz. 
Romans. Pol. 107 a. 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 118 a. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 129 a. 
Galatians. Pol. 136 a. 
Ephesians. Pol. 140 a. 
Philippians. Pol. 144 a. 
Colossians. Pol. 147 a. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 150 a. 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 152 b. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 154 a. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 157 6. 
Titus. Pol. 160 a. 
Philemon. Pol. 161 b. 
Hebrews. Pol. 162 b. 

A note at the foot of fol. 172 b gives the 
name of the scribe, Isaac : rVcolr^' 



•aii&.i • ^<^^ AtjOGUf^ / ^iiOAA^^ r^Cftji 



The lessons are carefully noted through- 
out, and an index of them was prefixed 
to the volume, of which only one leaf now 
remains, fol. 1. : rd^teA^ai^ >ivM.i k1s;*i 
jKLa^.lo.a ^1 ■ nAiA A.& r^i-sn i^coAr^ 3-aa 

Two notes on fol. 173 a inform us that 
this manuscript was written for a monk 
named Theodore (the name is almost com- 
pletely erased), in the monastery of Natpha, 
situated above the monastery of Hananya 
or Ananias, to the east of the city of Maridin, 
in the year 1545 (A.D. 1234), when Igna- 
tius * was patriarch of Antioch, and John t 
catholicus of the East. 



* Ignatius II (David). See Assemani, Bibl. Dr., t ii. 
p. 371 ; Le QuieD, Oriens Christ., t ii. col. 1392. 

f John (Aaron) bar Ma'dan. See Assemani, BibL Or., 
1 ii. p. 454, no. xxxviii. 



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r^iia^iu4Aii.i (sic) i^'iicuajLitio f^^iA^f^ 

y 

f^i I \caAo • f^Auu.*ia f^'ii.T^..! it^i ■ 1 n\o 

^^^oscb • r^^KAfiVt r^im&M %^r< ^it»aa rdDoX 

^ r^f^" r^jkjb •:• r^colf^ kUmLl j]9aXcL&.i 
r^iafi9.i r^iiolAal i^v-mJ .tji.i ftlz*oia A& 



.'T 



iiiaooX 



iiCL^ •aiu&.l r^ciA A»ijaftJ r^iicA^ rdXr^ 



f<d^:i f^v.iA cQ-soif^ AujLa . 

• t^\^l f<!zAi r^j^r^La.1 A&.1 • AiCLi^ii .aoii 
•f^iio^r^".*! Aa A^o • M01.10 i^i.l tcoiar^ 



coiioX^ 



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tCOOcoardX rdfiojjjo 



T^^coi (sic) f<r I T i nc «^^ •- ^ f^i-*.i 

The writing on fol. 173 b has been pur- 
posely effaced, but towards the end the date 

18 • . ( i^iio r^alf^Aut, A.D. 15 . .) 

and the name of one Rabban Gabriel 
(l.f^'i.a^^pi «^^aoai&lsa\) are still legible. 

On fol. 68 a there is a note, written by 
Gregory, metropolitan of Jerusalem, A. Gr. 
1827 (A.D. 1516), forbidding any one to 
take away this New Testament from the 
convent of S. Mary of Deipara. He wrote 
it, as well as similar notes in other volumes, 
at the request of Severus, the abbat of the 
convent, who is stated to have been a liberal 
donor to its library. 



4 # 4 



CO. 









•r 



ii>i mALso r^coAf^ r^lAi 



AL&J 



(k.iL.1 K'.ico r^i*.i ^ .f^ii*!^ 1.^.1 K'.ico 

•r^co oaulr^ p<^ocaJ.i ^ • ^oa A.^ sMX^nsh 
^ m^^^c^ . r^co;^ •i-.^o . f<lcn %Ti1 •^^ 
r^oqa^ . rc^i ^\ v *^j^ • *fi9oiAa.i r^l^ia^ 

J^oAo >l ti*p f^oooJO • cqA.i n n f^ocp^ 



coA f^oofU rdXo • f^v^vf. r^coAr^ •%» :i^ 
m I V ^m 1.1 r^Lson.^ • r^TJL rdXo tt^i ft»n t» 

• f^ocoii r^ocoii •* ^vof^iir^:! daiu&osA 

A^ ^.1 kIsqvmAo f^^'\n\ \ ^oA . ^1 ^ 
i^:io • ^Mjs^f^ . hisf<^^^j^r^ A n n i ^ii.Sk 

i:irdX oa» • *.^aJ.i lA&r^ Ail tti • r<labcu»iio 

• ft£aJf^.iii {larjfi^pla) f^icn^n i ft> if^ i^mV 



r^iu3o2^ ^^^asr^".! coiiA 1 t ija • rc'ii^oajL 
r^is.vno Kliaui >oi\i^ j]90VOr^J9» >i:9Q 
^ fti^V r^o.iX i\ ^_^^ ^^^ * rc'ift.i.i qqL.i 
. r^.ico p<^ii.TiJua • ^cd r^LdbcLM^o i^ n fin y^V 

r^:^ijL.i •i^r^' . en t ^i.i r^^ r^iji^o.! ,V\"?i 
fd^.li rdX ^.1 r^Ailij.i A\^o . r^l^iicLxsn.! 

A piece of the Oriental binding of this 
book has been preserved, and is placed at 
the end, after fol. 173. 

[Add. 17,124.] 

LXVI. 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 8J, consisting 
of 182 leaves, a few of which are more 
or less torn, especially foil. 89, 104, 173, 
178, and 182. The number of quires was 
20, but the first is now lost, and the last 
is imperfect. It does not appear in what 
way they were originally signed ; the more 



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recent signatures (letters) are not always 
correct. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 22 to 27 lines. The 
character is a large, regular Estrangela of 
the v*^ or vi*^ cent. Fol. 173 has been re- 
paired with paper, about the xii*^ cent. This 
manuscript contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 a ; beginning with ch. 
vi. 25. 

S. Mark. Fol. 49 h. 

S. Luke. Fol. 85 b. 

S. John, fol. 142 b ; ending with ch. xx. 25. 

The lessons are indicated on the margins 
by several hands, none of them so old as the 
text. 

The larger sections have been marked by 
two hands. The more ancient employs the 
letter^ (i.e. f^.»iL*»^), with or without another 
letter prefixed, e.g. -f<^y3, etc.,^,jjA,^, 
etc., up to -ii; the other uses the ordinary 
method of numeration. They seem, however, 
to disagree in all the Gtospels, except that of 
S. Matthew. [Add. 14,453.] 

LXVII. 

Vellum, about 14f in. by llf, consisting 
of 135 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 5, 9, 10, 
49, 56, 59, 60, 62, 68, 100, 134 and 135. 
Owing to the imperfect condition of the 
volume, the number of quires cannot be 
accurately stated; nor does it appear how 
they were originally signed. At present, 
the last signature is »aX (fol. 125 a). Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning and end, as 
well as after foil. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 49, 52, 
65, 68, 70, 81, 84, 87, 99, 101, 133 and 
134. Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 15 to 21 lines. The writing is a 
large, beautiful Estrangela of the vi*^ cent. 
This manuscript contains — 



The four Gtospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 1 a. Missing portions: 
ch. i. 1— viii. 32, ix. 11— 35, x. 22— xi. 4, 
xi. 19 — ^xiv. 17, xiv. 30 — xxii. 2, xxii. 16 — 
xxiii. 25, and xxiii. 35 to the end. 

S. Mark. Fol. 8 a. Missing portions : ch. 
i. 1 — xii. 43, xiii. 10 — 21, and xiii. 34 — 
xiv. 66. 

S. Luke. Fol. 16 a. Missing portions : ch. 
viii. 29—39, ix. 14—36, x. 12—17, xii. 25— 
46, xiii. 19 — xiv. 16, xv. 4 — xvi. 5, xix. 23 — 
xxii. 24, xxii. 58 — ^xxiii. 35, and xxiv. 17 — 29. 

S. John. Fol. 90 a. Missing portions : ch- 
iv. 10—23, iv. 47— V. 5, xii. 36—49, and 
xiii. 9 to the end, with the exception of a 
few words from ch. xix. 41 and ch. xx. 2, 4, 
7, 8 (fol. 135). 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the text with red ink, 

e.g. fol. 1 a, ^, ^^ ; and at the foot of each 

page there is a harmony of the Gospels ; e.g. 
fol. 1 a : 






.... |S« ifik jilSI 

Some lessons are rubricated in the text, 
and many more have been noted by later 



hands on the margins. 



[Add. 14,455.J 



LXVIII. 



VeUum, about 10| in. by 6|, consisting of 
61 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 3, 8, 16, and 
58 — 61. Very few of the remaining quires 
are complete, nor does it appear how they 
were signed. Leaves are wanting at the 
beginning and end, as well as after foil. 1, 2, 
4, 6, 7, 8, 16, 33, 39, 40, 44, 53, and 55. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 30 to 40 lines. The writing is a small, 
Nestorian Estrangela of the vi^*' or vii*^ cent. 



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Syriac vowels and marks of punctuation 
have been added at a subsequent period, 
especially on fol. 5 and fol. 17 etc. This 
manuscript contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 1 a. The missing por- 
tions are : ch. i. 1 — ^xii. 36, xiii. 21 — ^xiv. 33, 
XV. 34 — ^xxv. 20, and xxvi. 36 — xxvii. 54. 

S. Mark. Pol. 6 a. Missing portions : ch. 
i. 34— ii. 20, iii. 29— viii. 27, ix. 23— x. 11, 
and XV. 21 to the end. 

S. Luke. Pol. 17 a. Missing portions : ch. 
i. 1 — iii. 5, xii. 30 — 58, xvii. 37 — ^xviii. 28, 
xix. 19 — XX. 2, and xxii. 48 — ^xxiii. 12. 

S. John. Pol. 48 a. Missing portions : ch. 
V. 10 — ^vi. 57, vii. 49 — ^x. 32, and xv. 4 to the 
end (with the exception of the small frag- 
ment which forms fol. 61). 

Of the lessons many are rubricated in the 
text, and some have been subsequently noted 
on the margins. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the usual way, but 
only in the Gospel of S. Matthew ; nor is 
the ordinary harmony, at the foot of the 
page, given in this manuscript. The larger 
sections have been noted throughout on the 
margins by a later hand. 

On fol. 33 J a name is written in Coptic, 
Aitoic A^qitip. [Add. 17,114.] 

LXIX. 

Vellum, about 12^ in. by 9^, consisting of 
197 leaves, of which foil. 31 and 197 are 
slightly torn. The quires are now signed 
with letters ; originally they were 22 in num- 
ber, but W and ^ have been lost. Each 
page is divided into two columns, of from 22 
to 26 lines. The writing is a fine, large 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii^ cent. Many 
4 Syriac vowels and other points have been 
subsequently added. This volume contains — 



The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 a, commencing with 
ch. V. 46. Subscription, fol. 50 b : ioilx. 
^f^iiLk. ALao.! f^jjiAx. >icso.i f<dioioi& 

S. Mark. Pol. 50 b. Title : ,.q^\ \icif^ 
QDOo va.i rc'iioioijsk f<lxft.ia . Subscription, 
fol. 86 b : f^iioioi^ f^lx^.^ia ^^^oA^or^ >Ll 

S. Luke. Pol. 87 b. Title : ^^\ \iaf<^ 
f^TAca^a kIoclI.1 r^iioioijSk Klz*:!^ . Sub- 
scription, fol. 150 a : f<lx».*ia ^^Oii^Of^ >\i. 

S. John. Pol. 150 a. Title : ^^n^\ \}Of<^ 

^cu.i r<dioioij9k r^lz^na . Subscription, fol. 

197 a : r^iioioijs^ r^iJL^x^ ^j^^ ^Of^ yals. 

. QDOaar^La ^r^cu Alsn.! kUmLl ^cu.i 

Colophon: [r^co r^La^Ja [•aAi^sol] >Ll 
Q9flLoi:9Q [>icso] r^juxn [^^i \ \lOf^i]^^ 
Aas >cooiaQ90 [>co]oii&r^.i ^U»CU [f^DJcA 

[•fdXft].T:9Qa ihkf< 

This is followed by the usual doxology. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the ordinary way ; and 
at the foot of each page there is a harmony 
of the Gospels. 

Some lessons are rubricated in the text. 
Many more have been noted on the margins 
by later hands, one of which has also marked 
the larger sections in the several Grospels, 
viz., 22 in S. Matthew, 13 in S. Mark, 23 in 
S. Luke, and 20 in S. John. In two places the 
headings of the lessons are written in Greek, 
viz. fol. 9 a, TON AVION (Syr. f^.i<iaa>.i tio), 
and fol. 88 J,t vqa ar^icur fiapia^ +(Syr. r^'iaCUto.l 

KbAf^ AuiL.i). 

On fol. 197 h there is a note in a com- 
paratively modem hand, much torn and 



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effaced, containing the name of »1^ eof^ 



^a ^flau 

[Add. 14,449.] 



LXX. 



Vellum, about 9^ in. by 6|-, consisting 
of 200 leaves, many of which are much 
stained and soiled, and a few slightly torn, 
especially foil. 1, 12, 183, and 200. The 
quires, 20 in number, are signed with both 
letters and arithmetical figures (e.g. fol. 
82 a, \ and yu/u^) ; ^ later hand has re- 
numbered them with letters, and placed 
Coptic ciphers at the top of the first and last 
leaves of each quire. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 26 to 31 lines. 
This volume is written in a fine Estrangela 
of the vi*^ or vii* cent., except foil. 199 and 
200, which seem to be of the xii*^ or xiii*** 
cent., and foil. 32 and 41, which are paper 
leaves of the same date. It contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 2 b. 

S.Mark, Pol. 57 a. Subscription, fol. 93 J : 

• QDOovn.! rt^oioi^ KlZft:!^ «^^^^or^ pais, 
oopo . f^'i&iiA.vn r^lsoacDia ^r^lsaocoi AVsn.! 

S.Luke. Pol. 94a. Subscription, fol. 1545: 

(sic) vaQaaKla ^f^cu Alsn.! . The letters 
offooaa have, however, been partially erased. 

S.John. Pol. 154 6. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the text, and there is 
a harmony at the foot of each page. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text in 
the usual \^ay, whilst later hands have noted 
many on the margins. One reader has pre- 
fixed to the volume an index, f^Li^Ha •x.io^ , 
fol. 1 a. It is drawn up in the ordinary 



form, ^ standing for r^^iOA, quire^ and a 
for f^^^, opening or interstice; e.g. 

...:...: CO : A : \^ : r^lAza^M.! •> .p •> 

f^ : A : €o : A ; A : ft^nTn.v».i •> ^ •:• 

• •x.o : CO : .i^ : o : •^ : rdX : tt^nTn.v».i •> « •:• 

On fol. 200 J, at the end of the Gospel of 
S. John, there is a note, unfortunately muti- 
lated, stating that the last two leaves were 
written by one Gabriel of Edessa: A^«A^ 

f^liJUo f^ SO ia A* ia^ r^A^ 

rdftLuJ.i ft^»iT^\ [Acomi f^^Ki^nJsa >coiaf^^ 

• •x.o rdsoAiaAo rd^o o r^vn oA 

There is another note, at the foot of fol. 
94 a, which has been purposely effiaced, and 
is consequently barely legible. It begins : 

(?) iv^ pi ca\ (P) ail&SL9 A^aao.i KSiir^" ^.1 
• •x.o ^•vi:^. io2^.i f^iiif^" ^.1 

" This Gospel belongs to Rabban Gabriel, a 
priest, from the region of Mosul, having been 
presented (?) to him by Rabban Lazarus (?), 
from the district of Tur-'Abdin,** etc. 

[Add. 14,457.] 

LXXL 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 6^, consisting 
of 157 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 10, and 154 
— 157. The quires, 16 in nimiber, are signed 
with both letters and arithmetical figures 

(e.g. fol. 20 a, /^, fol. 70 a, A^^) ; a later 

hand has re-numbered them with letters 
only. One leaf is wanting at the beginning, 
and another after fol. 149. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of fipom 25 to 
33 lines. The writing is a small, neat 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. ; but foil. 
154 b and 156 a have been retouched at a 
later date, and one half of fol. 155 has been 



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supplied on paper about the end of xi^^ cent. 
This manuscript contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Pol. 1 a. A leaf is wanting, 
containing ch. i. 1 — 17. 

S. Mark. Pol. 44 b. 

S. Luke. Pol. 73 b. 

S. John. Pol. 120 b. A leaf is wanting, 
containing ch. xvi. 31 — xvii. 21. 

Colophon, fol. 157 b, rdsAiSka .^aiiAsal >ix. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the usual way, and 
there is a harmony of the Gospels at the foot 
of each page. The lessons are rubricated in 
the text, and many have been noted by later 
hands on the margins, some of the latter 
being written with green paint. 

On fol. 157 b there is a note, in the hand- 
writing of the scribe, stating that this book 
was collated by Kashish, the Arab, priest of 
the district called Nahra de-Kastra, along 
with his syncelli John bar Daniel, the Arab, 
and John, the deacon, of rc'i^aiar^', who was 
also of Arab race. Kliuto kI^omi ^..i^ i*^^* 
^ Aa A:^ *• co^iir^l2n.i r^Lai r^Lsaoo-a 
Tt^i\\ Aax. col Kbcpo r^cD rds^ >4JL2k.i 

^<Mj\ juxn >i» . rCrtlA^QD ft^l\\ AnTn 
opAvAo »13 >^ . rc^iA^Qajo.1 r^iciii.i rtlzoA 

. r^co Klaii&.i c n SttjjOA A\y*ii o^^ ooMs. 

The name of the scribe appears to have 
been David, for under the above note we 
read: r^\^ f<iA.i ^ Aa •-JJ^^ • 



(?) t^Mn\ A^.i . . rda^u 9*0.1 [add 1^] 

• o • r^co r^LaiiSk.1 

A reader called Saliba has written his 

name on the margin of foil. 17 b and 18 J, 

[Add. 14,458.] 

LXXII. 

Vellum, about 12| in. by 9|, consisting 
of 211 leaves, a few of which are stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 11, 120, 210, 
and 211. The quires are 24 in number, 
but only one leaf now remains of the 
first, and two leaves of the third. They 
were originally signed with both letters and 

24 a, 



arithmetical figures (e.g. foil. 14 a, ^ ; 

rr 



CO 



50 a, 



f^l^ 



60 a, -^ ; 



100 a, 






140 a, Jl^ ; 158 a, *^ ; 178 a, ^\ but 

have since been incorrectly re-numbered 
with letters only. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 19 to 24 lines. 
The writing is a large, regular Estrangela 
of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. ; with the excep- 
tion of fol. 211, which is of the ix*^ cent., 
and was probably added by the same person 
who retouched many portions of the older 
text. This manuscript contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S.Matthew. Pol. la. The missing portions 
are : ch. i. 1— v. 16, x. 16— xii. 11, and xii. 
44 — xiv. 3. 

S. Mark. Pol. 50 a. 

S. Luke. Pol. 89 a. 

S. John. Pol. 158 a. 

Colophon, fol. 211 a: ^^oA^Of^i^ jqLl 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the text in the usual 
way, and there is a harmony at the foot of 
each page, The larger sections are indicated 



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by the letter^ on the margins or between 
the columns. 

Many of the lessons are rubricated in the 
text; others have been noted by different 
hands on the margins. 

On fol. 211 a, after the doxology, there 
stands a note, informing us that the manu- 
script belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara in the desert of Scete. fcooi^f^ 

[Add. 17,113.] 

LXXIII. 

Vellum, about 10| in. by 8f , consisting 
of 196 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 4, 12 — 21, 
and 193 — ^196. The quires, 20 in number, 
were originally signed with arithmetical 
figures (e.g. fol. 167, /u/^ ; fol. 177, /^r^'^ 
and fol. 187, o ); but another hand has 
marked them with letters on the last leaf of 
each quire. At a still later period, the volume 
has been wrongly divided into 22 quires, 
signed with letters at the beginning and 
end of each. Leaves are now wanting after 
foil. 49 and 77. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 23 to 26 lines. The 
writing is a fine bold Estrangela, of the vi*^ 
cent. ; but foil. 2, 3, and 5 are written in an 
inelegant, angular hand of about the xi*^ 
cent. ;* and fol. 133 is a paper leaf of still 



* The same person has repaired foil. 13 — 17, in one 
case (fol. 16) with a piece of an Arabic manuscript. Other 
portions have been retouched at different times. 



later date, with writing on one side only. 
This manuscript contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 2 b. Missing portion: 
ch. xxvi. 7 — 28. On fol. 3 b the later scribe 
has written more than was necessary to 
connect it with fol. 4, so that ch. ii. 4 — 6, 
from .iLicn fd9uf^.i «^^ocol Kbco to iiocD r^ 
K'i*^, is repeated. 

S.Mark. Fol. 57 «. Missing portion: ch. 
X. 45 — ^xi. 1. 

S.Luke. Fol. 90ft. 

S. John, Fol. 151 a. 

The lessons are marked in the usual way, 
the rubrics being occasionally placed in the 
text, but more commonly on the upper 
margin. A great many have been noted by 
several later hands, one of them in Arabic 
(fol. 121 b). A modem hand has divided the 
text into sections, designated by -a (Juoj) 
Of these there are 84 in S. Matthew, 49 
in S. Mark, 88 in S. Luke, and 45 in S. John. 

The note on fol. 196 &, after the final 
rubric, has been thoroughly eflfaced. 

On fol. 15 a, at the foot of the page, is 
written in Karshuni, JiJk. >^iii .ai r^^ 

CQJBP.1 n *an\ oUkuiaA i^Aor^ vy^ii^ , i.e. u^ U 

Foil. 1 ft, 2 a, and 133 6, are covered with 
what seem to be mere exercises in writing, 
in the Arabic character. [Add. 12,140.] 

LXXIV. 

Vellum, about 12f in. by 10, consisting of 
152 leaves, of which foil. 1, 9, 151 aud 152 
are much mutilated. The quires, originally 
21 in number, are signed with letters (see 
fol. 23 a, CO ; fol. 44 o, J^; fol. 69 a, •»• ; 
etc.). The more recent numeration is in- 
correct. Leaves are wanting at the begin- 
ning and end, as well as after foil. 32, 
33, 53, 78, 98 and 147- Each page is 

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divided into two columns, containing in 
foil. 1—22 from 28 to 32 lines, and in the 
rest of the volume from 21 to 26 linea The 
writing is a fine, regular Estrangela, of 
the vi«^ or vii**^ cent., except foU. 1—22, 
which are of the viii*^ cent.,* and fol. 58, 
which is a modem addition and palimpsest. 
Later hands have added Syriao vowels and 
diacritical points, abundantly in the first 22 
leaves, more sparingly in the rest of the 
volume. The contents are — 

The four Gospels, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 o, beginning with ch. 
ix. 7. The only other portion missing is ch. 
xxvii. 31 — xxviii. 5. 

S. Mark, fol. 34 a, beginning with ch. vi. 2. 
There is also wanting ch. xiv. 17 — 36. 

S. Luke. Pol. 59 a. The missing portions 
are : ch. viiL 35 — ^xi.51, and xxi. 26 — ^xxii. 33. 

S. John. Pol. 107 a. The missing portions 
are: ch. xviii. 39 — ^xix. 13, and xxi. 17 to 
the end. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked with red ink in the text 
of both parts of this volume, and there 
is a harmony at the foot of each page. The 
larger sections have been noted on the mar- 
gins in black by a modem hand ; and in the 
second part, foil. 23 — 152, there is also a 
marginal division into sections by an old 
Greek hand. The large red Syriac letters 
on the margins of the second part (e.g. 
fol. 29 a, oa.; fol. 30 6, A ; fol. 31 J, va.; 
fol. 34 6, j^; fol. 37 a, aa»; fol. 48 a, *»; 
fol. 48 J, > ; fol. 59 a, .ai^ ; etc.) are pro- 
bably references to an index of lessons, 
f^Li^Ha jLioj^, once prefixed to the book, but 
now lost. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text in 
the usual way, with a solitary exception on 
the margin of fol. 18 h. 

* These leaves belong to Add. 14,451* but have been 
long bound up vrith this manuscript. 



Pol. 58 is palimpsest and contains S. 
Matthew, ch. xiii. 54 — 58, and S. Mark, 
ch. vi. 1 — 6. It is a leaf from the same 
lectionary to which belonged Add. 14,451, 
fol. 88. 

[Add. 14,452.] 

LXXV. 

A volume consisting of 214 leaves. In its 
present state it is made up of parts of four 
vellum manuscripts, the defects of which 
are supplied by paper leaves. 

I. Foil. 2—177. VeUum, about lOf in. 
by 8i, consisting of 176 leaves. The quires, 
18 in number, were originally signed with 
arithmetical figures (e.g. »^, fol. 40; ^; 
fol. 50; f^, fol. 60; ^^, fol. 70; ^yu^, 
fol. 80); but a later hand has employed 
the letters of the alphabet for this purpose. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 22 to 25 lines. The writing is a fine 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii**' cent. Vowels 
have been added in the first 61 leaves by a 
much later hand (>.,<, h, p, *, or +). The 
contents are — 

The four Gospels, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew. Pol. 2 b. 

S. Mark. Fol. 61 b. 

S. Luke. Fol. 99 a. 

S. John, fol. 163 J, as far as ch. vi. 52, 
fol. 177 b. 

The lessons are indicated by ^ on the 
margins, with the appropriate rubric at the 
top of the column, and jl at the end. Many 
have been noted by two later hands, one 
of which has introduced a marginal division 
of the Gospels into sections. Of these there 
are 22 in S. Matthew, 13 in S. Mark, 23 in 
S. Luke, and 6 in the remaining portion 
of S. John. 

A missing leaf, containing S. Matthew 
X. 10 — 26, has been supplied on paper. 
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n. PoU. 178, 179 and 186, Three veUum 
leaves, about lOJ in. by 8, written in a fine 
Estrangela of the vi*^ cent. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of from 23 to 25 
lines. The contents are^ — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version, ch. vi. 35 — ch. vii. 2, and 
ch. X. 3—20. 

Some lessons are indicated on the margins 
by two later hands, as in no. I. 

Regarding the paper leaves foil. 180 — 186, 
see no. V. 

III. EoU. 187—207- VeUum, about 10^ 
in. by 8|, consisting of 21 leaves, written in 
a good, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ cent. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 22 to 24 lines. The contents are — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version, ch. x. 20 — ^xix. 29. 

The end of one lesson is marked in the 
text by the word yAx. (fol. 187 a). Other 
lessons have been noted on the margins by 
several hands of later date.* 

Regarding the paper leaves foU. 208 — 211, 
see no. V. 

IV. Poll. 212, 213. Two vellum leaves 
about 10|^ in. by 8, written in a good, regular 
Estrangela of the viii*^ cent. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of 23 or 24 lines. 
The contents are — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version, ch. xxi. 12 to the end. 
Colophon, fol. 213 a : ^hLAsnl y^i 

The manuscript, therefore, from which these 
two leaves were taken, contained only the 



* The word f<lAfi0CU in red, on the lower mai^ of 
fol. 196 b, means *' trial of the pen," rc^i^^.i KLaJ^OI , 
or << trial of the ink,'' r^^flu.i.i f<4fl9ai . 



three Gospels of S. Matthew, 8. Luke and 
S. John. A later hand has placed .7 on the 
margin, opposite r^id^, and added Ar^ 



After the usual doxology, there follow, on 
fol. 213 a, two notes, one in a current hand, 
the other in Estrangela; but both have been 
erased, so as to be now almost illegible. 
The first begins : i^a^ * ^.i l^^r^ 

f<i n<\\ Aascd >isa.i 

" Mar John the priest, from the holy convent 
of the blessed Mar Abel,* used diligence 

and this book " 

Of the other only a few unimportant words 
can be deciphered. 

On fol. 213 b are two notes, written in a 
good, current hand of the x*** cent., the one 
stating that this book belonged to the con- 
vent of 8. Mary Deipara, the other that it was 
bound by one Ephraim, a stranger or guest 
(r^lujaa^f^^ ^09) in that convent, from the 

convent of Sergius near Balad (ala, jL)t. 
A-aAo oA K!fia.4JJ rt^isn .iJlao i^Lasitw.! 

f^oAK'.l f^AJfioa >\i\t. ULif^ fdlo t*!^*** 

r^Vi.1.1 OUJSQ ^\ ^ .Tftlua »CDflU.*|J9ai3 

V. EoU. 19, 180—185, and 208—211, are 
leaves of a thick, glazed paper, about lOf in. 



* Probably the convent of Mar Abel in Ma'dan^ 
jT^^** , mentioned by Assemani, . Bibl. Orient, t. ii. 
Dissert de Monophys., art. ix. 

t See Assemani, Bibl. Orient t. ii. Dissert, de Mono* 
phys., art. ix., Balada and Monasterium S. Sergii. 

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by 8, written in double columns, in a rude 
Estrangela, by one Samuel (bar Cyriacus), 
a recluse of Gozarta (r^Aiiia^^) in Egypt, 
towards the end of the xi*"^ cent. The con- 
tents are — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. x. 10—26. 

The Gospel of S. John, ch. vii. 2 — x. 3 ; 
ch. xix. 29 — xxi. 12. 

The text exhibits the Ammonian sections, 
each being referred to the proper canon of 
Eusebius. The lessons are indicated in the 
usual way. 

On fol. 213 b is the following note, 
written by the above-mentioned Samuel, 
relating to the book in its present form. 

^ cdAobjl&o . ^i^fin-i Kl^l«<la • K'^iia^ 
r^oAr^ ^Jil iua.l r^i».i.i »cDO^f<b • t*l$^ 



(sic) . Ao^r^n A^ K'caajJ r^i.»a • JubA 



^ ^A»f^o ^cs^f^ (sic) ^^ cD^aV^ ^^ 

"Samuel, a stranger, known as the re- 
cluse in Gozarta, in Egypt, collected and 
bound this holy book. And I collected it 
from Egypt. And it belongs to the convent 
of the Mother of God, which is in the desert 
of Abba Macarius ;'* etc. 

In the binding of this volume there have 
been preserved, though in a mutilated con- 
dition, two very ancient Arabic documents. 
The one, fol. 1 a, written in an almost 
Kufic character, is a patent of manumission 
(»| j), granted by the amir Ahmad ibn Tulun 
to Ahmad ibn Kara (U), and therefore 
dating from between A.H. 260 and 270, 
A.D. 864 aod 883. The other, fol. 214 J, 
written in a current naskhi, appears to be 
a statement of the amoimt of tax due by 
certain places or communities in Egypt for 



the years 294 and 296 of the Hijra, dated 
A.H. 296, A.D. 909. 

♦ 

On fol. 1 b there is a cross : Z ui H, i. e. 

On fol. 214 a there is another cross, the 
words forming which are a specimen of 
barbarous Greek. 

C 
T 
A. 
OnAONXPICYTHANWC 
P 

C 

" The cross, the weapon of the Christian." 

[Add. 12,137.] 



LXXVI. 

Vellum, about 7^ in. by 4§, consisting 
of 104 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 11, 
28, 29, and 101 — 104. The quires, 11 
in number, are now signed with letters; 
what the original signatures were, if any, 
does not appear. A leaf is wanting after 
fol. 6. The number of lines in each page 
varies from 30 to 37. This manuscript is 
written in a small and beautiful Nestorian 
Estrangela, and dated A. Gr. 911, A.D. 600. 
Several pages have been re-touched by a 
modem hand, especially fol. 29 a. It con- 
tains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S.Matthew. Pol. 1ft. The missing porti6n 
is ch. vii. 18 — ^viii. 26. 

S. Mark. Fol. 29 b. 

S. Luke. Fol. 46 a. Title : ...a^Jl^ore' 
ft ^inn\ .i f^^oioifk ft^ttiT^ •ik.Ob.i f<lZft.ia 

S. John. Fol. 78 a. 

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margins, and lessons have been noted in 
many places by later hands. 

At the end of the subscription to the last 
Gospel, fol. 104 a, we have the doxology : 

rtllsttJCSO Aa I^I^mA Aa Ajl. Aa ^ f< tt -lOT. 

• ^Sf^f< cni\^nTn Aa 

Under this there stands a note, partially 
effaced and torn, which states that the 
volume was written at Tel-Dinawar in the 
district of Beth-Nuhadra,* A. Gr. 911, A.D. 
600, in the tenth year of the reign of 
Khusrau (Parwiz, Chosroes II., A.D. 591 — 
628) • Prom this note we learn too that 
there was a Nestorian school or college at 
Dinawar. 

^.^Aj \ \jOf^.l f^JCD Kla^LA ^.1 >AiuX.f^ 

f^ixaj^:u»o f^r^^OAJL^ [iLl]z[a f^jL.Ta]» 

.%9 aiA^f^.l • f^aAay.%9 

.[l]0X».l\^ I^aLm vJm 0ifl90A.l ifia.^ iU4L 

. . ^.1 f<h\aiS^s^si . r^i.icDai Aua.i r^i^f<la.i 
. . . »o f^LzaJBo (?) 09.19 >i:^ f^oAfdl »U*.io 

o . k1[ia1a]m »niiit >i»o • fdacoAf^ 

.1 Kl^lAl >i»o . KliA^cQ^n rdjuzo 

[>i]x«.l r^.lA^9 f^JUA ooo^ r^jjooz. 

*ij9 coAin i*ihmi^ n tP*^^ >ix.o 

f<lSQ ^\h\ f^Llcp KlaAiA ^.1 «^ifl9 

f<i1fti\K' ftljiK' ^^^ootJLa ^i[A&.i] 

[. ^Ajsar^o] ^r^ «^^oai^o\^ 1.1J^^ t^[^^] 

The more modem writing on fol. 1 a seems, 
so far as it is legible, to be part of a hymn or 
prayer. That on fol. 106 ft is a statement of 
the number of r<l»\^ or versicles in the 
four Gospels. [Add. 14,460.] 



* See Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. iii. pars 2, pag, 
DCCXLiii., art. JXnur, and pag. dcclxix., art. Nufuxdra, 
He is mistaken in his identification of the latter with 
Nehardea, 



LXXVII. 

Vellum, about 8J in. by 5f , consisting of 
108 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 3, 23, 103, and 
108. The quires, 11 in number, are signed 
with letters. Each page has from 30 to 38 
lines, only the last four being divided into 
columns. The writing is a clear, regular, 
Nestorian Estrangela, with numerous Syriac 
vowel -points and marks of punctuation, 
accents, etc., mostly added, it would appear, 
by later hands. This manuscript is dated 
A.D. 616, and contains — • 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 1 b. 

S. Mark. Fol. 32 b. 

S. Luke. Fol. 62 a. 

S.John. Fol. 86 S. 

The larger sections are regularly marked 
on the margins, where a few lessons have 
also been indicated by more modem hands. 
There is some attempt made at ornamenting 
the running titles, signatures, etc. 

The second column of fol. 108 a contains 
a note, which states that the volume was 
written in the twenty-fifth year of the reign 
of Khusrau the son of Hurmuz, king of 
Persia (i.e. A. Gr. 926, A.D. 615), when 
Mar Basha was metropolitan of Nisibis, Mar 
Matthew head of the college, Mar Aha 
lecturer, and Mar Bar-Sahde teacher. It 
belonged to, and was collated by, Gabriel 
Katraya (or the Bactrian). 

^AA^^^a r^«i)9H^.l i^aLm iSQiocD is oiflaCLfk.i 
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COLS V^Lm.! ^.1 Aa • cDi^r^ t^-a ^^.oooLakio 
^^•1 ^..i^ .\\*w tCDoLk. fdl^ coo f^i^o 

•:• Klai f<ihn\n m^S^J^^ 
f<liu.iaa3 r^UtoiXo f^ulo Klar^ t<M-iOT. 

On the outer margin of this page there 
is a line of writing in a secret character. 

The note that originally stood on foL 1 a 
has been almost wholly erased, in order to 
make room for another, which has in its 
turn been partially eflfaced. What is legible 

runs as follows: ^aI^ok" ^oaa. r^Lilco i^JK' 

>1jL10K'.1 f<\i\^Ol\i*W \ f^JCD 

^.^oA^.l oaL.1 ftUir^ ^1 fin m\i n\o 

A^o ^...oop^aX^ (sic) ^cicoiuo (sic) m\\i 

" I Helene have presented this copy of the 
Gospels to , metropolitan of Jeru- 
salem, and to Abu '1-Husain his brother, 
that they may pray for her (me), and make 
mention of me in their prayers, and for her 
(my) deceased in the faith." 

On fol. 108 b there is a list of the asso- 
ciates of the Apostles, such as Barnabas, 
Sosthenes, Nathaniel, Justus, Silas, Bufus, 
Alexander, etc. ; but some of the names are 
scarcely legible. [Add. 14,471.] 

Lxxvin. 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 6|, consisting 
of 139 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 58, 119, 
and 120. Foil, 75 — 84 have been the- 
roughly soaked in oil. The quires, signed 
with letters, were originally 17 in number, 
of which ^s and u are now lost. Leaves are 
also wanting at the beginning, and after 



foU. 20 and 21. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 24 to 31 lines. The 
writing is a good, regular Estrangela of the 
vii*** cent.; many Greek vowels (^, c, h, />, 
*, w) have been added, in the first half, by a 
later hand« This manuscript contains — 

The four (Gospels, according to the Pgshi^ta 
version; viz. 

S.Matthew. Fol. la. The missing portions 
are : ch. i. 1 — ^16, xiv. 33 — xv. 24, and xvi. 8 
— xix. 8. 

S. Mark. Fol. 40 a. 
S. Luke. Fol. 69 a. 

S. John. Fol. 120 a. Missing portions : 
ch. i. 1 — ^vi. 20, and xvi. 8 to the end. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the usual way, and 
there is a harmony at the foot of each page. 

The larger sections have been noted be- 
tween the columns by a later hand, and 
another marginal division, by means of 
Greek letters, is carried through part of 
the volume. Of these latter sections there 
are 72 (OB) in 8. Matthew ; but in S. Mark 
the numeration seems to stop with KT (fol. 
63 ft), and in S. Luke with 6 (fol. 73 ft), 
whilst in S. John it does not appear at all. 

Some of the lessons are rubricated in the 
text, and others have been added by later 
hands on the margins. 

The same person, apparently, who added 
the Greek vowels, has inserted, chiefly in 
the Gospel of S. Matthew, some various 
readings from the Harklensian version 
(rdAovi, abbreviated ^v» and v»), e.g. foil. 
5 a and 6, 7 ft, 12 a, 17 a, 19 a and ft, 22 ft, 23 «, 
24 ft, etc. ; more rarely from other sources 
(rdiVif^or ftlAv.!^), e.g. foil. 26 ft, 32 6, 33 ft, 
35 ft, etc. Occasional attempts have been 
made to represent Syriac words by Greek 

letters; e.g. fol. 18 ft, f<Li4», MACA; 

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POY^e; fol. 66 b, ^«^«»i<, ACTACHC; 

fol. 132 a, oA ,i«» , CHPI Ae. 

[Add. 14,463.] 



LXXIX. 

Vellum, about 12^ in. by 9f , consisting of 
195 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil, 1 — 9, 14, 18, 29 
and 30. The quires are 23 in number, but 
f^ and ^a are very imperfect. They were 
signed with both arithmetical figures and 

letters (e. g. fol. 9 a, ^^ ; fol. 31 a, Ci 

fol. 41 a, ^; fol. 121 a, ^); but have 

been since renumbered with Syriac letters, 
and also with Coptic arithmetical figures 
(commencing with fol. 191 a). Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning, as well as after 
foU. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 17, 26, 27 and 28. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 21 to 24 lines. The writing is a fine, 
regular Estrangela of the vii*^ cent. Toll. 
18 — 30 are part of another codex of about 
the same age ; and fol. 14 is an addition of 
considerably later date and palimpsest. The 
volume contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Pe- 
shitta version ; viz. 

8. Matthew, fol. 3 a, commencing with 
ch. ii. V. 5. The following portions of the 
text are likewise wanting : ch. ii. 16 — ^v. 20, 
vi. 3 — X. 22 (with the exception of a few 
words on foil. 6 and 7), xii. 43 — xiii. 28, 
xix. 23 — ^xxi. 9, xxi. 25 — ^xxii. 37, and xxiii. 
14 — ^xxiv. 11. 

S.Mark. Pol. 42 ft. 

S.Luke. Pol. 79*. 

S. John. Pol. 145 a. 

Colophon, fol. 195 b : KlaAi^ba •aiiASol jalx. 

»cDalL9o.i • f^sb.ia ^,,ai\ ^okS W . i^Lico 



This is followed by the brief doxology: 

after which we read in a smaller, more 
cursive character: ua^.! ^ Ix. >^aX^ 

• ^aJSOK" rdl*.i ^flua ^^3 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the text with red ink, 
and there is a harmony at the foot of each 
page (except foil. 18 — 30). The Eusebian 
canons (and doubtless the Epistle to Car- 
pianus) were originally prefixed to the 
volume, for foil. 1 and 2 contain can. v — 
viii., arranged in columns, with ornamented 
capitals, etc. 

Of the lessons some are rubricated in the 
text, but many more have been noted on 
the margins by later hands, Syriac and 
Greek (see, for example, foil. 10 a, 13 J, 
35 by 43 a, 74 a, 106 J, 108 a and ft, 122 a, 
123 a and i, 126 a, 175 a and i, etc.). The 
beginning and end of each lesson are marked 
in Syriac by ^ and jl, in Greek by ap (apxn) 
and T^ (t€Xo9). 

Pol. 14 is a palimpsest leaf, containing 
S. Matthew, ch. xxvi. 48 — 64, elegantly 
written in the Palestinian character, and 
perhaps of not much later date than the 
rest of the volume. On the verso there is 
an ornament at the top and the figure of a 
fish on the lower margin. 

On the margin of fol. 156 a a reader called 
John has recorded his name : r^xnj^ i^Jr^ 

[Add. 14,450.] 

LXXX. 

Vellum, about 10| in. by 7|, consisting of 
156 leaves, some of which are much soiled 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 5, 10, and 
11. Leaves are wanting at the beginning, 
and after foil. 2 and 10. The quires, 
16 in number, are signed with letters; 
a later hand has numbered them at the 
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page is divided into two columns, of from 
25 to 33 lines. The writing is a good, 
regular Estrangela of the viii*^ cent,; a 
later hand has added many Syriac vowels, 
diacritical points, etc. This volume con- 
tains — 

The four Gospels; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 3 b. Missing portion : 
ch, viii. 10 — ix. 2. 

S.Mark. Fol. 43 J. 

S.Luke. Fol. 72 J. 

S. John. Fol. 119 a. 
The text is that of the Peshitta version, 
with notes and various readings from the 
Harklensian version and from other sources, 
as the following examples, taken from the 
first twenty leaves, suffice to show. Fol. 3 6, 
S. Matth. ch. i. 14, ^i<. ^r^, marg. ^ ; 
fol. 5 a, ch. ii. 20, «^cb i.«^^^^ooai oAilsn 
oocD ^4aLa.i , marg. ^..ooolbb ; ch. iii. 7, ^^nr:i 
T^*-^^ , marg. ^ui^3 ; on the margin there 
is a long note from Severus of Antioch, 
hom. epithron. xxxii., on S. John the Baptist, 
^i^o ^iul^.! f^i.»r^[jSA ^.1 re'icDCLi] 
[KU.*ua^M] ^flu 1^.1 cuAai&u&re'.i ; fol. 8 a, 
ch. V. 47, marg. kI^Im ft^inrT?i\i rc'cafbo ; 
ch. vi. 2, K'iia.ii ^f^ .la:^.! Ai^cb t^earc", 
marg. rtl^^ofiaa [^isnjf^.i >cb [f^^]aisa«»i» 
f^^.1% ; fol. 8 A, ch. vi. 6, rd^^sn.i ftH^no 
K'oqp^ r^ . ^K", marg. r^ ^...o^f^ ^A^ab.! 
^...oocD^ ; fol. 9 by on the margin there is an 
extract from John Chrysostom, ^ \ on ■.! 
QaAa&r^i«!^i^gCoaa.i ; fol. 11 a, ch. ix. 12, 
r^lsoAu , marg. [kuJ^VIJm ; fol. 12 by ch. x. 
10, ft^\niT. r^o , marg. rc'i^^cut ; cd^vl^cd, 
marg. r^i^K'; 14, »cb nT^ia ^ ok', marg. 
T<hsxt^sn ^ OK'; 16, K'isarc' vyK', marg. 



f^a'iw ; fol. 13 A, ch. xi. 2, 3, » cdo.i 

oA iqoKto >CD0.1-A.»1^ .TaA 1.UL • K&JiAX2a.l, 

marg. onL.i, ^lAi, and isnrebal ; fol. 14 a. 



ch. xi. 16. «^Mi#vuA ^A^k^o, marg. ^os; 
18, ^cu iA\^ f^^t<f marg. «^^^aX ; 19, 
ca«Ha:k. ^ , marg. oaaa ; fol. 15 a, ch. xii. 

4, (originally os&uaX) nriuaA ^ r^i.a^K' 
\uf^ Kl»isn3 cDio^3 KlSttjjAo : K'oali^^, 
marg. ^*da«co3 ^3 oios .r^sa^a ^aatt*co3 
K'oAk' ^.la 0009 ; 6, ^.^K' >X.tw r^30 , 
marg. K'iiLk. r^3 ^.i oioa >X:i^ fd\.i ; 7, 
^iiin^ , marg. ^.i ; fol. 15 5, ch. xii. 20, 
■^\ft\^.i tt:\JU.o, marg. ^.i i^iiuaA 
oAKia k:Vox93 KI^^; fol. 16 b, ch. xii. 44, 
. . o (altered into a»ico3) . . . .i fVii\T*yi rd^ntb 
AlsInMo (altered into * : n i ^n mo), marg. 
^ASnK'o KlijL r^.i ^3 oioa aa^co3 i<^o.i\ 
K'^ooAKla ; fol. 17 a, ch. xiii. 6, >^ , 
marg. rdioiL^ r^^niin >«» ; fol. 17 d, ch. 
xiii. 26, Klacajk. k1:l^ , marg. K'Mi^ ii^^ ; 
27, rdiwi 019 ^i<, marg. ^oa; 29, ood 
k:»\.i . ^...ocoi \snf< ^.1 , mai^. r^ inK'; 
fol. 18 6, ch. xiii. 52, qs^lmaco ^, marg. 
f^^C9iMS» K'.v» ; fol. 19 by ch. xiv. 12, o^rc'o 
,\ ATi\ fluaj& , marg. >a9o!iisal^. See also 
foil. 28 a, 35 a, 40 i, 41 ft, 43 a, 50 i, 54 a, 
56 a, 61 by 62 a, 72 a, 96 a, 110 a and 121 a. 

Each of the Gospels is divided into chap- 
ters, r^f^lAh y of which there are 68 in S. 
Matthew, 48 in S. Mark, 83 in S. Luke, 
and 20 in S. John. An index of these 
chapters, borrowed from the Harklensian 
version, was prefixed to the volume ; but of 
this only two leaves now remain, containing: 

5. Matthew, capp. .i\ to Miflo ; S. Mark, capp. f< 
to jjoq ; and S. Luke, capp. k' to cu (see Add. 
14,469). The chapters of the Gospel of S. 
Mark begin as follows : . oaaisn.! x^x^i^ 
. .a . , r^ocD «^^a*iAea.i ocb \\r\ r^l4iSQ.ia 
^^^cb .\\|*w -^ . coO^.i odiidoot .\\*w 
A\|*w ..*).. f^^hs&sn f^LioaiOA ^ flucoK'^K':! 

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. a . • r^ VLSa ocb \\n ^ . Kli^i^^ ocb 
^K".! ocb \\^n ^ . f^fiBJiSff ocb »aX 1\^ 
f^(&icua\^ A\^ . M . . i^iucAja^ i<.Vf^ oA rebcD 

The subscription, fol. 2 d, is : f<V^l&a : jalx. 

r^liA^^o . ^A&^iK' ^oob.i • . coooijsa i^sb^a.! 

^lOB^ f<^o^i< ^4&iAif<b ^iKf^isn • ft^iii^o 

. i<iQulax. f^(&io.iobco ^ K'^^rtd^ ^ • ^^i^o 
A more modem hand has indicated the 
usual larger sections on the margin, yiz. 22 
in S. Matthew, 13 in S. Mark, 23 in 8. Luke, 
and 20 in S. John, or 78 in all. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked throughout, and there is 
a harmony at the foot of each page. The 
lessons too are rubricated in the text or on 
the margins in the usual way. 

A more recent Nestorian hand has altered 
the text in numerous passages, so as to 
bring it more into accordance with the 
ordinary Peshitta of the time. Eor instance : 
fol. 10 a, S. Matth. ch. vii. 17, we now read 

instead of f^l=^ r^ird&; fol. 12 a, ch. ix. 
29, f^i-a^K" ^^^ooo^ T»Kb , the word «^^ooeA 
has been erased ; fol. 15 a, ch. xU. 16, 
^aiK' >conro has been altered into tQ9r<b 
^..^omi^ ; foL 16 b, ch. xii. 45, r^ocbo 
co^v»r^ has been changed by erasure into 
bD^v» rdaocbo ; and so on. The same person 
has added numerous Syriac vowels, dia- 
critical points, and marks of punctuation, 
besides a few notes, referring to matters of 
pronunciation and grammar : e. g. fol. 14 ft, 

^aS^^ flui£o , marg. . ^. jlb ; fol. 18 a, 



^^o^f^J.i (orig. ^..^ojni.!), marg. . ^v^i^ 
^ »ia ; ^f^ 3%!^, marg. . i< • Afl9i<; fol. 



19 a, • ^cqIa ^cb rdioo^ Uo^cD ooi K!Lftaa*nf , 

marg. "I^q (i. e. rdAr^xsn) ; fol. 62 ft, ^'3 , 

marg. •^ . oi^. Compare Add. 12,138 and 
Add. 14,448. 

The writing on fol. 156 ft has been care- 
fully erased, but enough can be deciphered 
to show that the page contains the com- 
mencement of the Epistle of S. Paul to the 
Romans, ch. i. 1 — 11, according to the Pe- 
shitta version. 

A reader called George has written his 
name in Greek, Syriac and Arabic, on foil. 
49 a and 92 a, thus : VHu)Pfi o> afMprnoKoc 
(fol.92a, VHCOPFH ampTo\oc),T^i2^ ^Aj«^> 

[Add. 14,456.] 

LXXXL 

Vellum, about 6| in. by 5, consisting of 
90 leaves, the first eight of which, in parti- 
cular, are slightly stained and mutilated. 
At present it consists of 12 quires, signed 
with Syriac (and, at a later period, with 
Greek) letters, of which the first three and 
the last are very imperfect. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning and end, as well 
as after foil. 4, 6, 8, and 89. There are from 
24 to 29 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a small, neat hand of the viii**' 
or ix*^ cent., and contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Pol. 1 a. Missing portions : 
ch. i. 1 — iv. 4, vi. 31 — ^xvii. 11, xviii. 34— t 
XX. 16, and xxi. 26 — xxii. 32. The writings 
on fol. 2 ft (ch. V. 20 — 31) has been abnost 
completely erased. 

S. Mark. Pol. 21 a. 

S. Luke, fol. 48 a, ending with ch. xxii. 4. 

Of the Gospel of S. John there remains 
only a single leaf, fol. 90, containing ch. iii. 
8—34. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, 
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and many have been added hj different hands 
on the margins. 

[Add. 17,118.] 

LXXXII. 

Nineteen vellum leaves, about 11 in. by 8, 
most of which are more or less stained and 
torn (Add. 14,669, foil. 38—56). The quires 
were signed with letters (fol. 51 a, o). There 
are from 35 to 41 lines in each page. The 
writing is a good, regular, Nestorian Estran- 
gela, with occasional Syriac vowels and other 
marks, of about the ix*^ cent. They con- 
tain — 

Fragments of the four Gospels, according 
to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew; ch. v. 6 — vi. 7, vii. 27 — 
ix. 16, xvi. 3 — ^xvii. 26, xx. 34 — xxii. 2, xxiii. 
18— xxiv. 80. FoU. 38--42. 

S. Mark ; ch. xv. 39 — ^xvi. 11, and xvi. 20. 
Fol. 43 a. 

S. Luke ; ch. i. 1—19, u. 9— v. 35, vi. 48— 
viii. 39, ix. 30 — xi. 20, xii. 11 — ^xiii. 4, xxiii. 
32— xxiv. 36. Fol. 43 6— 62. 

S. John; ch. i. 45 — ^vi. 1, vii. 51 — ^ix. 9. 
FoU. 63—66. 

[Add. 14,669, foU. 38—66.] 

Lxxxni. 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
291 leaves. The quires, 30 in number, are 
signed with letters, and the folios too are 
numbered from -^^to .r^i . A single leaf is 
wanting after fol. 77. There are 19 lines in 
each page. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand, and dated A. Qr. 1600, A.D. 
1189. Vowel-points have frequently been 
added, apparently by later hands, sometimes 
Greek (y, ^, x, p, 4^, a ; see foil. 1 6, 2 a, and 
49 a) y but more usually Syriac. It contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew, divided into 22 sections 



(•ask^). Fol. 1 b. Missing portion, ch. xxvii. 
62—64. 

S. Mark, divided into 13 sections (•^^)« 
Fol. 79 b. 

S. Luke, divided into 23 sections (o^^^)* 
Fol. 132 a. 

S. John, divided into 20 sections (v^). 
Fol. 222 a. 

Colophon, fol. 290 a : i^Jco .aJ^i&ssQX y!^ 

^fluo rdAoXo ; followed by a doxology. 

A note on fol. 290 b, informs us that this 
manuscript was written A. Gr. 1500, A.D. 
1189, in the convent of Mar Sergius on the 
Tura §ahya, or Dry Mountain,* when Michael 
the Great was patriarch of Antioch,t Gregory 
metropolitan of Tagrit and Mosul, and John 
bishop of the said convent, by a monk named 
Abu Tahir, a native of Mosul. 

f^JcD Kla^ rddnlai. ^u^oK' i^Afl9 ^.i JL^ 

^Oia f^jsa.ia ^V.^.i co^iiAa . ooa ^rdai 
r^juxn f^i^n\n . r^LaJLs (sic) ti^r^ tt n 

»v»o • fdAifiLfi9.i f<% \a %\\f^^ f< I It ■ \ T. 

• A»ifl9 f^SttX. ^O ^xJLk^f^ r^vspf^ ,Tin\3 

iA.i^.i K'ocD K'oL r^.i ocb • r^.*iJa2L ^o 



* See Assemanl BibL Dr., t. ii. p. 127, and the Dissert 
de Monophjsitis, art ix., Monast. S. Sergii, in the same 
volume. 

t See Assemani, Bibl Or., t ii. p. 363; Le Quien, 
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fd\,i KUibaia ^.T» i)^.ia& jjL&JBi a^r< ^.^^ 

Then follow in red ink, fol. 291 a, the 
words : r^^iozjso .ik-oau »4^ >*»i r^.i ^ 
fusscuk. ,^\t> »acu> rdfia*» r^2^^ pav» Kbou 

Another note on fol. 291 a, written by an 
Arabian monk of the same convent, named 
John, states that the manuscript belonged 
to the monk Bar-sauma from al-Jazira. 



A note on fol. 291 b records the pur- 
chase of the volume from the said Bar- 
sauma by a monk of the same convent, called 
Abu a-Earaj bar 'Isa, A. Gr. 1547, A.D. 1236. 

j^xsn ^ (sic) «^^A^f^ CD r^iuiMOi t^scd 
•^jfiAosT^ ^1 tf^^oArc" T^^^oa^ oA ^%.i 
jKu\JiAo >iso.i rfisooik. ^ ^.1 T^sJ&nlo^ 

• f^hsis^sn .iLs ^ A^.i r^cD^ T^ia!\^.l 
19 Klau^ 19 ;ft^iinrwi9 ^.1 r/mi^ 

. •JLO f<l»0^i9 ^1 ^ 011910 -• AXv^SiSn 
IMio »&Xr^ iuUL ^IssbiuLT^o ^CD »OGb 

• >i4i»T^ ^^^aaA9 »9a9 f^alflU.1 

. •x.o >idUki9a 

Beneath this, another Bar-^auma has put 
on record that he and one Babban George 



used the book and bound it, A. Gr. 1829, 
A.D. 1518. i\m rdif^ • rdioi ^^^^V^ ^Tjt^ 

. • €0^199:10 009 r^l^^^^^ ^flU9 f^XMi coisn 
reb^nTs (sic) >^o.i Iw ol^ «^-^ A2^o 
Ajl.o • cah090,i9 ^'r^.i . f^sa^iX 



e^ 



s^OiLw aisaii..! jKu^Jia^^ 



ic 



A^ t^, 



The Arabic note on fol. 1 a, stating that 
this volume was given as a legacy to the 
convent of St. Mary Deipara, seems to have 
been written at the time of this second 
Bar-sauma. 

^ \iS^ fy i-JsA^ ylL> iMjj] dJ^UJl u^Ufll l.ia> 

^ujb SjoaJI c:^) ^J ^ic Uy^ e;i^«^' *v^ 

^ ^oo^ (>ddlj au.fl^ ^/i ^Sl t-jpii viW3 ^:;^ 

At a still later date, A. Gr. 1938, A.D. 
1627, the monk George of Hisn Kifit men- 
tions (fol. 291 b) his having read and boimd 
the voluijae in the convent of St. Mary 
Deipara, and implores a blessing on himself 
and his brother Moses bar Salama of Damas- 
cus. rebrAr^ lii-lL.! rdJCD r^V.l9 ka^^i< 
f<Uflu.i "11^ AaaL9 rL^ rdJr^ ylisn 
\^:%^ r^o r^lju^a rOco Kl9iiiA cDiu9930 

v^T^ f^l42i^.l cD^astta fOT^ ^"^^^ ^'*' 
^^^1^.1 cn\iun ^flu:i T^^^isifio col^ r^aX 

[f^L»M»]^ ^1^0 jBOLaiso ^ f^L»M»^ ^1^0 

. a^Ck t4)cA.i:w^ r^o ^f^i9^Kb KlacA ^ 

r<:2^iafia9 •^ki^.i f^vooDQ f <^n^ Aka 
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col r^ftuiJ f^bAi< i»f^ f<^\iVn ^m 
»^^ rc'iVLa UUr^ iA ^ $2^ ,ftii\Jta^ 
r^ftuiJ3 •4:^ r^iaito tX ^f< rd\f< ^uV* 

o^^o aiiko f^is^ f^i» ^ f^^ift^s. rc'^ibn 

• filial OCD3 T^^cutr^ >^ i<ocDf^3 iiLka 
rOaifl^ jL.i f<l»»r^o f^i< »^» ^ coop ^aSAmi 

«<UuM oaBaKdi^.1 CD19 fi^innfti^ri i^jlom 

[Add. 12,177.] 

LXXXIV. 

Vellum, about 7| in, by 5f , consisting of 
196 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and soiled. The quires, signed with letters, 
were 20 in number; but several of them 
either have been lost, or are imperfect. The 
missing portions have been supplied, during 
the present century, by paper leaves (foil. 1, 
2, 71—89, 98, 99, 189, and 190). There are 
from 22 to 27 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a regular, Nestorian 
Estrangela, with numerous vowel-points, 
accents, etc. ; dated A. Gr. 1634, A. H. 619, 
A.D. 1222-3 ; and contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 3 b. 

S.Mark. Fol. 66 6. 

S.Luke. Pol. 90 J. 

S.John. Pol. 1616. 

The large sections are marked, as usual, 
on the margins. The short marginal notes 
seem all to refer to the pimctuation and 
reading of the text. 

The colophon, fol. 196 a, states that this 
manuscript was written by one Moses, in 



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the year above mentioned, in a convent, the 
name of which has been erased. 

huxja . KfiLai rdlao rOco i^a^ i^.i •a^^rc' 

rdaseua .xairila ^^>^ r^it^ •saai»a Jhl'^ 

T^iojL ^ami cD^aX^i ^...^^ r^juno 

f^i*€aBQ r^oialo r^llMJfin KlaoiuA f<l»i 
AjImo ^.1 .a^i.^ • ^aSot^ coLsk r<^n\ \\a 
«^^ooq\a.1 ft^\yiTO r^030 r^jJUt uurc^ ^^^^ 

[Add. 17,922.] 

LXXXV. 

Vellum, about 6| in. by 4|, consisting of 
130 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 2, 3, 6, 6, 8, 9, 42, 
62, 79, 83, 84, 91, and 126—130. The 
quires, signed with letters, were originally 
26 in number ; but several are now lost, and 
others are imperfect, leaves being missing 
at the beginning and end, as well as after 
foil. 7, 12, 82, 84, 99, 110, and 120. Each 
page has from 20 to 24 lines. This volume 
is written in a rather inelegant hand, appa- 
rently that of Samuel bar Cyriacus (see Add. 
14,679), early in the xii*** cent.; and con- 
tains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

S. Matthew. Pol. 1 a. Missing portions : 
ch. i. 1 — ^v. 24, viii. 19 — ^xviii. 26, and xxi. 
2—16. 

S.Mark. Pol. 36 J. 

S. Luke. Pol. 80 a. Missing portions: 
ch. i. 66— X. 36, xi. 26—39, xvii. 29— xviii. 
9, and xxii. 36 to the end. 



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S. John. Fol. Ill a. MissiTig portions: 
ch. i. 1 — 37, V. 37 — ^xvi. 10, and xx. 1 to the 
end. 

The lessons are marked throughout, 
usuallj on the margins, by the hand of the 
scribe. 

There are rude attempts at ornamenta- 
tion in gold and colours on foil. 36 a and 
79 a. [Add. 14,466.] 

LXXXVI. 

Paper, about 12f by 8|, consisting of 318 
leaves, sonie of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 3 and 314 — 316. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 33 
in number. Leaves are wanting after foil. 
97, 161, and 247. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 19 to 29 lines. This 
volume is written in a good, regular hand, 
with numerous Greek vowels {y ^\{ o^) and 
other marks ; dated A. Gr. 1749, A.D. 1438 ; 
and contains — 

The four Gospels, according to the Peshitta 
version, with an Arabic translation in Syriao 
characters. The text and translation occupy 
parallel columns. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 4 a. The missing portion, 
ch. xxviii. 17 — 20, has been supplied on fol. 
98 a at a quite recent period. 

S. Mark. Pol. 99 a. The missing portions 
are ch. i. 1 — 6 and xvi. 14 — 20. The latter 
passage has been supplied on fol. 162 a. 

S.Luke. Pol. 163 a. The missing portions 
are ch. i. 1 — 6 (supplied on fol. 162 a) and 
xxiv. 53. 

S. John. Pol. 248 a. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, 
and an index of them, ^.^a^^oK^.i jto2u.iaa, 
is prefixed, fol. 1 h. 

Colophon, fol. 316 h : ^,« ^jjoa-s joLl 



• .LmSi Klaru tt^unnT. . ^Lsnt^ ^LSnf< ^LSnf< 



On fol. 316 a there is a note, stating 
that this volume was written A. Gr. 1749 
(A.D. 1438), in the village of 'Akurta on 
Mount Lebanon, by a priest named Theodore, 
for the archdeacon Abraham bar Theodore. 
f^Ji.iaa^s . tt^i \*r\<\ t.o x^ajdo iu«^ Anx. 

. CQJJSQ f^\n f^iv^ncL rt^^nTO [^ifia^s] 
ooX TMjkM . T^^iOA^ f^ii9kiaLSa T^^ioa 

\jn . f^ii 1^ tCDCLar^.! i^lsojLa rdXA^ea.! 

Considerable pains have been bestowed upon 
the ornamentation of this volume ; see foil. 
1 ft— 4 a, 13 J, 23 S, 33 S, etc., 248 a, and 
316 ft. On this last page there is a note, 
written by the above mentioned Theodore, 
in which he says that all these ornaments 
were the work of the priest Kamar from the 



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village of Dair Bali, ^co rt'^io^ ii^ 



•Aooi.iT^^ f^*^ iOt^o . a^o . f<u I Tin 

On fol. 318 a, there is a note in Arabic 
and Karshuni, dated A.D. 1699- 

Jut ^^ CX-JI (? SU.) 5*U (sic) ^UjLs ^jfi\ 

« »lc4> ^ \Xa>ji ^\ ^^\ ^> ^I>J1 Ujlh 

^A^jo»^a ouuBo^o oqaK^m iuoDo ^f< caifi» »a 

(Bic) ^. ^i^\nf» »iglaAt^ >fl»^iT^ ^-rr-^^ 

On fol. 1 a there are notes in Syriac, 
Arabic, and Karshuni, but all more or less 
stained and effaced. 

[Add. 17,983.] 

LXXXVII- 

Vellum, about 10^ in. by 9 J, consisting of 
131 leaves, several of which are much 
stained and soiled, especially foil. 1 — 3, 38, 
39, 63, and 64 The number of quires is 
now 14, of which the 6***, 7*^ and 14*** are 
imperfect. How the first six quires were 
signed does not appear; the last eight are 
signed with arithmetical figures (e.g. fol. 65 a, 
fj^\ fol. 64 a, yi^y^ ; fol. 74a,^yu»^; fol. 84a, 
-; etc.). Leaves are wanting after foil. 54 
and 61. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 22 to 27 lines. This 
volume is made up of two parts, foil. 1 — 54 
and foil. 66—131, both written in a fine, 
regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*** cent. 
It contains — 



The first three Gk>spels, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S.Matthew. Fol. 16. 

S. Mark, fol. 55 a, beginning with ch. iv. 
37. One leaf, containing ch. viii. 8 — 30, is 
also missing. 

S. Luke, fol. 79 a, ending with ch. xxiil 55. 

In the first part of the manuscript, foil. 
1 — 54, the Ammonian sections andEusebian 
canons are rubricated in the text, and there 
is a harmony of the four Gospels at the foot 
of each page. A few of the canons have 
also been marked by a Greek hand. 

Of the lessons, some are noted with red 
ink in the text throughout the volume, 
whilst many more have been marked by 
different hands on the margins. 

On fol. 1 a there are two notes, one of 
which is so much effaced that only a wwd 
here aad there is legible, amongst others 
jHu\JiaA^ ftlAsiG\.i, " of S. George," in the 
third line.' The other note, which is also 
partially erased, contains one of the usual 
anathemas : i^cd f^ljain^ oal \nii ^3 A& 

«^f<lf< f<ViAf< ^ fdi^oi. iiA 

. »CDOvi*T^ r^nftifk 

[Add. 14,454.] 



LXXXVIII. 

Vellum, about 12 in. by 9|^, consisting of 
61 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 37 and 61. The 
quires are signed with letters (i», fol. 38 a ; 
•^, fol. 48 a), but their number is uncertain, 
owing to the defective state of the volume. 
Leaves are wanting at the l)eginning and 
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Each page is diyided into two columns, of 
from 27 to 33 lines. This volume is written 
in a fine, regular Estrangela of the viii*^ cent., 
with the exception of foil. 9 — ^18, which may 
be of the x*** cent. Numerous Syriac vowels 
and diacritical marks have been added by a 
still later hand. It contains — 

The first three Gospels according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 a, commencing with 
ch. xxiii. V. 28.* 

S.Mark. Fol. 10 b. 

S. Luke. Fol. 34 b. The missing portions 
are : ch. ii. 37 — ^iii. 12, ix. 44f— x. 8, xi. 13 — 
37, and xviii. 20 to the end. 

The Ammonian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the text with red ink, 
and there is a harmony at the foot of each 
page (except foil. 9 — 18). Lessons are rubri- 
cated in the text throughout the volume. 

[Add. 14.,451».] 

LXXXIX. 

A volume consisting of 149 leaves. In its 
present state, it is made up of parts of three 
manuscripts, the defects of which have been 
supplied by the insertion of a few leaves. 

I. Foil. 1—87. Vellum, about 11^ in. by 
8. The quires, which are nine in number, 
were originally signed with arithmetical 
figures (e.g. fol. 28, ^^; fol. 58, yu^; 
fol. 78, yu/fc^)> l>ut afterwards with letters. 
A leaf is wanting at the beginning, and 
another after foL 7. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 23 to 28 lines. 
The writing is a good, regular Estrangela, 
of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent., without vowels. 
The contents are — 

The Gospels of S. Matthew and S. John, 
according to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 a, beginning with ch. 



• A considerable part of the missing portion, viz. cL 
ix. 7 — ^xxiii. 28, has been long bound up with Add. U,452 
See no. LXXIV. 



i. 13. The only other portion missing is ch. 
•vi. 19 — ^vii. 5. 

S. John. Fol. 49 b. Title merely .^^^^or^ 
r^z*.TA , the words ^flu.i T^(ka%oiA being a 
later addition on the margin. It ends with 
ch. xxi. 12. 

The lessons are indicated in the usual way, 
the rubrics being sometimes placed in the 
text, at other times at the top of the page. 
Many have been marked on the margin by 
later hands. The Gospel of S. Matthew is 
divided on the margin into 22 sections; 
that of S.John into 16. 

II. Poll. 88 and 94. Two vellum leaves, 
about lOf in. by 7f, from the same manu- 
script as Add. 12,137, foil. 212, 213 (see no. 
LXXV.) ; of the viii*^ cent. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of from 24 to 
26 Unes. The contents are — 

The Gtospel of S. Luke, ch. i. 1 — ^19 and 
ch. iv. 22—40. 

Regarding foU. 89 — ^93 see below, no. IV. 

III. PoU. 95—144 and foU. 146—148. 
Five vellum quires and three leaves, about 
11 in. by 8, apparently belonging to the same 
manuscript as Add. 12,137, foU. 187—207 
(see no. LXXV.). A leaf is wanting after 
fol. 110. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 22 to 26 lines. The 
character is a good, regular Estrangela, of 
the vi*^ cent. The contents are^- 

The Gospel of S. Luke, ch. iv. 40 — ^xxiii. 
34, and ch. xxiii. 51 — ^xxiv. 53, as far as the 
words .TA . r«d;^ca.a . The leaf which is miss- 
ing after fol. 110, contained ch. ix. 58 — x. 13. 

Some lessons have been marked on the 
margin by later hands. 

Regarding fol. 145 see no. IV. 

IV. Foil. 89—93 and 145. Six vellum 
leaves, about lOf in. by 7|. The writing is 
an inelegant Estrangela of the xi*** cent. 
They contain — 

The Gospel of S. Luke, ch. i. 19— iv. 22, 
and ch. xxiii. 34 — 51. 
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several have been marked by a later hand on 
the margin. 

Fol. 149 is a fragment of an old Arabio 
document on veUimi, apparently of the iv*^ 
cent, of the Hijra, which formed part of 
the ancient binding of the volimie. Of 
the contents nothing can be deciphered 
but a few proper names, such as ^J) ^^ , 
Jt!^*4«-I ^ji u^lLdtS) j^ , ^^jU£. ^ , and jdJI joc ^^ . 

[Add. 12,141.] 

xc. 

Vellum, about 8 in. by 4|, consisting of 
66 leaves, the first three of which are slightly 
stained. The quires were 8 in number, but 
the first is now lost. They seem to have 
been originally signed with arithmetical 
figures (though the ciphers on foil. 1 a and 
12 a are more recent), but the present sig- 
natures are letters. There are from 27 to 
31 Unes in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a beautiful, Edessene Estrangela, 
apparently of the v*^ cent.; with the excep- 
tion of fol. 12, which was probably added by 
the same person who retouched foil, 1 — 3. 
It contains — 

The first two Gtospels, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1, beginning with ch. vi. 20. 

S. Mark. Fol. 39 a. 

Many lessons have been noted on the 
margins by later hands. 

Pol. 12 is palimpsest, perhaps of the x*^ 
cent., the more ancient text being that of 
Jeremiah, 'ch. xli. 4 — 10, according to the 
Peshitta version, from a manuscript of the 
vi*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,459, foU. 1—66.] 

XCI. 

Vellum, about llf in. by 9, consisting of 
68 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and soiled. The quires, 7 in number, seem 



to have been originally signed with letters. 
Each page is divided into two colunms, of 
from 22 to 27 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular Estrangela of the 
v*"^ or the beginning of the vi"* cent. ; with 
the exception of foil. 1, 8, 23, 24, 63, and 
64, which are perhaps three centuries later. 
Numerous diacritical points and marks of 
punctuation have been subsequently added 
throughout. It contains — 

The first two Gospels, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 1 *. 

S. Mark, fol. 63 a, ending with ch. ix. 10. 

The lessons and the larger sections have 
been noted on the margins by later hands. 

On fol. 1 a there is a note, stating that the 
book belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara : Aua.i 1^1*3.1 kLicd t^sAi.^ •cdo^k' 

OT^T^.icD T^i*.i ^ rOcp KlaiuA n^^.i Aa 

[Add. 17,117.] 

xcn. 

Vellum, about 8J in. by 6^, consisting of 
106 leaves, some of which are slightly stamed 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 8, 73—75, 105, 
and 106. lie quires, 12 in number, are 
signed with letters. A leaf is wanting at 
the beginning. Each page has from 21 to 
27 lines. This manuscript is written by two 
hands (foil. 1—68 a, and fol. 68 6—106), in a 
fine, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ cent., 
with the exception of fol. 8, which is a com- 
paratively modem paper leaf. It contains — 

The first two Gospels, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, fol. 1 a, commencing with 
ch. i. 11. Subscription, fol. 68 a : . >1jl 

. . ^f^JcUi . . ,\ \ *w.i . f^ u ■ \ T. . . >ii:sa.i 

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At the foot of the page, after the doxology, 
stand the words [^]3^ KUai, ^' I, Nonnus, 
have written," separated by an ornament, 

S. Mark. Pol 68 b. The last page has 
been entirely rewritten by a modem hand, 
which has also retouched several other pages. 
The old text is complete, with subscription; 
the later one reaches only as far as the words 
^^oonrwi^ Al».i in ch. xvi. 19. 

Of the lessons some are rubricated in the 
text, but only in the Gtospel of S. Mark; 
others have been noted on the margins, 
throughout the volume, by a later hand. 

[Add. 14,462.] 



XCIIL 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 5^, consisting of 
148 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 41, 42, 76, 147 and 
148. The quires are 16 in number, the first 
and second being imperfect. They are now 
signed with letters, and the folios have been 
numbered with Coptic arithmetical figures, 
up to e.C^> (i.e. 148, fol. 146 a). A leaf is 
wanting at the beginning, and another after 
fol. 7. There are from 18 to 26 lines in 
each page. This manuscript is written in a 
neat, regular Estrangela of the vi*'* cent., 
with the exception of fol. 7, which is of the 
i^th ^j. ^th^ ^^^ f^Yi 247 and 148, which are 

paper leaves of the xiii*^ cent. It contains — 

The first two Gospels, according to the 
Peshltta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew. Pol. 1 a. Missing portions : 
ch. i. 1 — 8 and iv. 24 — ^v. 15. 

S. Mark. Fol. 92 b. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, and 
many more are indicated by later hands on 
the margins. The larger sections have also 
been noted on the margins in the Gtospel of 
8. Matthew, but not, as it would seem, in 
that of S. Mark. 

[Add. 17,116.] 



xcrv. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 5|, consisting of 
107 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 8 and 9. The quires, 
signed with letters, are 11 in number. A 
leaf is wanting after fol. 9. Each page has 
from 24 to 26 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a small, regular Estrangela of the 
vi*^ cent., with the exception of foil. 68 — 67, 
which are in a more current hand of the 
ix*^ or x*^ cent. It contains — 

The first two Gospels, according to the 
Peshltta version ; viz. 

S. Matthew. Fol. 1 b. The only portion 
missing is ch. vi. 3 — 20. 

S.Mark. Pol. 65 i. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, one 
or two being marked on the margins by a 
later hand, e.g. fol. 104 J. 

On fol. 107 ft, between the subscription of 
the Gospel of S. Mark and the doxology, 
there was a rubric of two lines, which has 
been carefully erased. 

Of the writing on fol. 1 a but little is now 
distinctly legible, which is to be regretted, 
as it seems to be a nearly contemporary 
notice of the taking of Damascus by the 
Arabs, A.D. 634-5. The two most important 
passages read as follows. 

line 8—12. 

^^moaIiA T^h^^sn AnT tiu ^^,ni^*io ..... 

^ tt^\\nn .aViT^ T^iuA.^0 jkuioBo .... 

i<iv4AX.o A!^^T^ r^VdA.^9 r^aa:k.o 

iuA^ r^^i^ f<\ Ay^^ 

line 17—24. 

K'iitoJkAO • 

•AoCLBfia^Q.! .a^^ r^lAiMoi ^iw 

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f<^in\p JLXA^f< ti^JSkJLO ^ • . . . 

^^\r< 1^1 T^ It ^^ 

f<o ft^^an vT.^ h\ iTn 

The place called here t^iua^is known to 
the Arab historians as LjUII (see AbulfecUe 

Annales Muslemioi, ed. Beiske andAdler, 
t. i. p. 223). The date in lines 20—21 should 
prohahly be read ^o^sif^o f^r^aujcit ioxa 
,«- •*»**, " in the year 947," which, deducting 
312, gives A.D. 635. 

[Add. 14,461, foU. 1—107.] 

xcv. 

Eight paper leaves, about 10^ in. by 7f , 
all more or less torn (Add 17,224, foil. 58 — 
65). Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 17 to 26 lines. The writing is 
good and regular, of the xiii**" cent. They 
contain — 

Fragments of the first two Gospels in 
Syriac, according to the Peshitta version, 
with an Arabic translation, in parallel 
columns; viz. 

S. Matthew : ch. v. 10—19, ch. vi. 13—24. 
EoU. 58 and 59. 

S. Mark : ch. xii. 14 and 20, xii. 39 — ^xiv. 
13, and xiv. 28—40. EoU. 60—65. 

Lessons are marked on the margins by 
diflferent hands. 

[Add. 17,224, foil. 58—65.] 

XCVI. 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 8, consisting of 
88 leaves, of which foil. 1, 21, and 86—88 
are slightly stained and torn. The quires, 
nine in number, are now signed with letters. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 24 to 28 lines. The writing is a fine, 
large Estrangela, of the vi*^ cent., with the 
exception of foil. 87 and 88, which are in a 
hand of the ix*^ or x*^ cent. Greek vowels 



have been occasionally added, e.g. on foil. 
2 b and 3 a. This volume contains — 

The Gospels of S. Matthew and S. John, 
according to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

S.Matthew. Eol. 1 ft. 

S.John. Eol. 48 ft. 

To these are appended : — 

1. The Epistle of S. Paul to the Hebrews, 
ch. i. 13— ii. 13. Title: rKui\T ^e\eA 

!>!<■% 1^.1 . Eol. 87 a. 

2. The Epistle of S. Jude, w. 1—13. Title : 
f^Lftia . ft^ui\T. . f<:icai«.i f<<&ii\f< ^^ooAiio 
reiArdisn l>f^ini^.i . Eol. 87 ft. 

3. The Acts of the Apostles, ch. vii. 30 — 
39. Title: . i^a^.'iii f<UiuJjL.i jkuuftL^i^ 
rd.Ard\sn \^f<uiaS9n r^Juin . Eol. 88 ft. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text of 
the Gospels, and a few have been noted on 
the margins by later hands. 

The writing on fol. 1 a has been almost 
wholly effaced. [Add. 17,115.] 

XCVII. 

Vellum, about 10 in. by 6|, consisting 
of 15 leaves, several of which are more or 
less stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 14 
and 15. The quires were signed with letters 
(fol. 9, w). Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 26 to 37 lines. The one 
colimin is written in a good, clear, Nestorian 
character, of the first half of the x**" cent., 
with occasional vowel-points and signs of 
punctuation ; the other in a fine Arabic hand 
of the same date, with but few diacritical 
points. It contains — 

Eragments of the Gospels of S. Matthew 
and S. John, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, with an Arabic translation, written in 
parallel columns ; viz. 

S. Matthew, ch. vii. 22— xi. 1, xi. 22— 
xii. 10, and xvi. 21— xvii. 13. EoU. 1—8. 

S. John, ch. viii. 59 — x. 18, xvi. 13 — xviii. 
3, and xix. 27— xx. 25. EoU. 9—15. 



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The larger sections are marked both in the 
Syriac and Arabic texts (see in particular 
foil. 5 a and 10 a). 

The manuscript of which these leaves once 
formed part, is now deposited in the Univer- 
sity Library of Leipzig, having been brought 
from the convent of S. Mary Deipara, along 
with other fragments, by Dr. Tischendorf.* 
It has been carefully described and examined 
by Dr. Gildemeister in his treatise "de 
Evangeliis in Arabicum e Simplici Syriaca 
translatis Commentatio Academica,'' Bonn, 
1865. [Add. 14,467.] 

XCYIII. 

Fifteen paper leaves, about 9| in. by 8, 
most of which are more or less torn (Add. 
17,224, foil. 43—57). Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 14 to 18 lines. 
The writing is a large, bold Estrangela. 
They are dated A. Gr. 1484, A.D. 1173, 
and contain — 

Fragments of the Gospels, according to 
the Peshitta version; viz. 

S. Matthew, ch. i. 7— vi. 25. FoU. 43—54. 

S. John, ch. XX. 25— xxi. 25. Foil. 55—57. 

At the end there is a note, giving the date 
and the name of the scribe, David : 

The words rd^jiAx. ^cu >4** ^^^ written 
in blue, bordered with red, and the word 
>ix. is gilded. 

[Add. 17,224, foil. 43—57.] 



XCIX. 

Three vellum leaves, about 11^ in. by 8|, 
much stained and torn, written in double 

• See bis " Anecdota Sacra et Profana'* (Leipzig, 1861), 
p. 65. 



columns of from 21 to 23 lines (Add. 14,669, 
foil. 34 — 36). The writing is a large, elegant 
Estrangela of the vi*** cent. They contain — 

Fragments of the Gospels of S. Mark and 
S. Luke, according to the Peshitta version ; 
viz. 

S. Mark, ch. xiv. 71, 72, xv. 3—5, 8—11, 
15, 16, fol. 34; xv. 17—40, fol. 35; xvi. 11 
to the end, fol. 36 a. 

S. Luke, ch. i. 1—8. Fol. 36 b. 

[Add. 14,669, foU. 34—36.] 



C. 



Seven vellum leaves, about 6| in. by 4|, 
some of which are slightly stained (Add. 
14,466, foil. 11 — 17). The signatures of 
the quires were letters (J^, fol. 11). There 
are from 21 to 23 lines in each page. The 
writing is neat and regular, of the x**" or 
xi*^ cent., with occasional Syriac and Greek 
vowel-points. They contain — 

Fragments of the Gospels of S. Mark and 
S. Luke, according to the Peshitta version ; 
viz. 

S. Mark, oh. vi. 18—33, fol. 11 ; ch. ix. 31 
—X. 19, foU. 12, 13. 

S. Luke, ch. i. 61— ii. 22, foil. 14, 15 ; ch. 
iv. 2—38, foU. 16, 17. 

The lessons are rubricated on the margins 
by the hand of the scribe. 

[Add. 14,466, foU. 11—17.] 



CI. 

Vellum, about 8 in. by 5, consisting of 
103 leaves, the last 8 of which are much 
stained and soiled (Add. 14,459, foil. 67 — 
169). The quires, 11 in number, seem to 
have been originally signed with arith- 
metical figures (though the ciphers on fol. 
67 a are more recent), but the present sig- 
natures are letters (from J^ to J^). There 
are from 25 to 27 lines in each page. The 
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writiAg is a small, elegant Estrangela of the 
vi**' cent, (between A,D. 530 and 540). 
Fol. 74 is a palimpsest leaf, probably added 
by the same person who retouched foil. 162 
and 163. This manuscript contains — 

The last two Grospels according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Luke. Fol. 67 b. 

S. John. Pol. 126 ft. 

Many lessons have been noted on the 
margins by later hands, sometimes in bar- 
barous Greek (e.g. foil. 94 a, 105 ft, 107 ft, 
110 ft). 

On fol. 169 a stands the colophon : >Jlx. 

On fol. 169 ft we have the ordinary doxo- 
logy ; and imder it, at some distance below 
the coloured ornament, there is a note, much 
injured and effaced, containing the date: 
Aiita r^CD rds^ )a\iix.rt^ 

" This book was finished in the month of 
. . . , (in the year) 84 . . (of the Greeks)," 
i. e. A.D. 53 . . . Prom the remaining lines 
of the note it can be gathered that this manu- 
script was written at some person's expense, 
as a present to a church or monastery. Of 
the later writing, with which the greater part 
of this page is covered, but little is distinctly 
legible. He name of a village called Kephar- 
Tekirin, ^iA^^ i^ja^ ft^uiT^\ Acomi f<^v , 
occurs several times. 

On fol. 67 a there is an ornamental Cross, 
containing the words cna iaifloc co^cA iom 

hand. 

Fol. 74 is a palimpsest leaf of the ix*** or 
x**" cent., the more ancient text being that of 
S. Matthew, ch. iii. 6—9, 11—13, ch. iii. 16 
— ^iv. 1, iv. 4 — 6, according to the Peshitta 
version, from a manuscript in double 
columns of the vi*^ cent. The running title 



lA- in a comparatively modem 



%hisnn is visible on what is now the outer 
margin of the verso. 

[Add. 14,459, foil. 67—169.] 

cn. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 5|, consisting of 
106 leaves (Add. 14,461, foU. 108 — 212), 
some of which are much stained and torn, 
especially foil. 128, 196, 207, and 210 — 
212. The quires, signed with letters (from 
•A* onwards), are 11 in number. Leaves 
are wanting at the end, and also after 
foil. 206 and 211. There are from 24 to 
27 lines in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular hand of the 
ix*** or x*** cent., but has been unskilfully 
retouched in many places. It contains — 

The last two Gospels, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

S. Luke. Fol. 108 a. At the end, fol. 
168 ft, the following 'Words are written 
over an erasure, alluding to the unskilful 
retouching of many of the pages.* 

S. John. • Pol. 169 a. Missing portions : 
ch. xvi. 16 — ^xvii. 4, xvii. 11 — 13 ; xix. 19 — 
xxi. 8, and xxi. 18 to the end. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text. 

[Add. 14,461, foU. 108—212.] 

cm. 

Pive veUum leaves, about 11^ in. by 8^, 
all more or less stained and torn (Add. 14,669, 
foil. 29 — 33). They are written in double 
colimins of 26 or 27 lines, in a large, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent., and con- 
tain — 

• The culprit was an Arab, as some of his corrections 
have the word ^ appended; e.g. foil. 163 a, 199 6. 



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The Gospel of S. Matthew, according to 
the Peshitta version ; ch. xxiv. 61 — ^xxvi. 22, 
foil. 29 — 31 ; and ch. xxvi. 42— xxvii. 8, foil. 
32, 33. 

Some lessons are rubricated in the text, 
e. g. foil. 31 a and ft, 33 ft, whilst others are 
marked by later hands on the margins, e. g. 
foil. 29 a, 31 a. 

[Add. 14,669, foU. 29—33.] 



CIV. 

Two vellum leaves, about 9| in. by 7^, 
both much soiled. They are written in double 
columns of from 25 to 27 lines, in a good, 
regular Estrangela of the vii"" cent., and 
contain — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. i. 12— ii. 6, 
and ch. iv. 4 — 24, according to the Peshitta 
version. 

[Add. 14,669, foil. 27 and 28.] 



cv. 

A veUum leaf, about 8| in. by 5f , much 
stained and torn, written in a Nestorian 
hand of the x*^ cent., with occasional Syriac 
vowels, and containing — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. i. 1 — 16, 
according to the Peslutta version. 

Of the ancient Arabic writing on the recto 
scarcely anything is legiblfi. 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 48.] 



CVI. 

Vellum, about 7^ in. by 4^, consisting of 
ten leaves. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 19 to 21, The writing is 
good and regular, of the xii*^ cent., with a 
very few Greek vowels on foil. 4 ft and 6 a. 
This manuscript contains — 



The Gospel of S. Matthew, oh. 11 — vi. 
20, according to the Peshitta version, ending 
with the words •.^^^ qs^msd rdlr^. The 
lessons are rubricated in the text. 

On fol. 1 a there is a coloured figure of the 
Cross, with the words f^^nassn ,\ ati • 

[Add. 14,466, foU. 1—10.] 

CVII. 

A vellum leaf, about 8| in. by 5f , slightly 
torn. It contains — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. i. 1—11, 
according to the Peshitta vfersion, written in 
a current hand of the xii**" cent. 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 47.] 



CVIIL 

A vellum leaf, 10| in. by 8^, slightly torn. 
It is written in double columns, in an in- 
elegant Estrangela of about the xii*** cent., 
and contains — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. i. 1—13, 
according to the Peshitta version. 

This leaf appears to be palimpsest, but the 
more ancient writing has been wholly effitced. 
The recto has, when in a damp state, taken 
an impression from a leaf of a much older 
manuscript. 

[Add. 14,669, fol. 26.] 



CIX. 

Six paper leaves, about llj in. by 10, 
the first two of which are much torn. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 20 to 23 lines. The writing is good 
and regular, of the xiii**^ cent. They con- 
tain — 

The Gospel of S. Matthew, according to 
the Peshitta version, ch. x. 16 — xii. 11, and 
ch. xii. 44 — xiv. 3. 



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. At the foot of fol. 42 b there is written in 
red ink: f<tt %r^r\ y^\ f<ur< ^ i^rt'Kls^ 

• r^r^ r^oL rdl Af< .... rdsncbo r^^o 

Af< 

[Add. 17,224, foU. 37—42.] 

ex. 

Vellum, about 7^ in. by 4f, consisting 
of 64 leaves, many of which are stained 
by water, and a few slightly torn, espe- 
cially foil. 1, 55, and 64. The quires, eight 
in number, are signed with letters. Each 
page has from 19 to 21 lines. This volume 
is written in a neat, regular Estrangela of 
the vi**" cent., certainly previous to the year 
894, A.D. 583, and contains — 

The Gospel of S. Mark, according to the 
Peshitta version. Subscription, fol. 63 a: 

r<!Mccois , which is followed by the usual 
doxology. 

Some of the lessons have been marked by 
the scribe, others by later hands. 

On fol. 63 a, between the last line of the 
text and the subscription, the scribe Con- 
stantine has recorded his name: f<ia.i A^ 

On fol. 63 b there is an ancient note, 
written by a priest named Saba, stating that 
this and some other volumes were collated 
in the convent of Mar Zacchaeus. 

ifdls ^ A^ A^ ^--^r^ ■\\*^ rd^ r^W.l pi 

r<TiTn w^nnr) r^f< ^ob rdsiiik.! it^^tiO^n 

.% J[^ cA^ (sic) iuaii^ 

Just below this there stands a note of 
more recent date, which informs us that 
the book belonged at one time to a deacon 
named Sa'id bar Cyrus of Nisibis. 



^ A& r<liss«&M jkuioo is (read •tA&jto.i) 

On fol. 64 a we find a contemporary record 
of the death of Isaac, abbat of the convent 
called f^^icrC:! t^i*.!, or the Convent 
of the Iberians,* dated 1st Ilul, A.G. 894, 
A.D. 583: . .a^irdsi ^4:^^c i^rdMlsii^ io&a 
(sic) AcAf< jjiAf^s . r^^ol'.! Kli4isa ^^ 

n^\\\ rclkAsLn r^CD r^sol^ ^ A&l • caaB^is 

»oa\ >cdc:mjjH9 »cDCuaxJ cop • co^miftA 

Under this there was a note, now almost 
obliterated, identical in purport with the 
second note on fol. 63 b. It begins : »coc^rt' 
f<WA (sic) .%A2LAfl9.i [ja9aaisa.i] r^oo rds^ 

On fol. 64 b there is a note, apparently of 
the ix**" cent., written by a priest named 
Abraham, stating that he gave this volume 
to a congregation (i^^jlcli^) of monks, 
the name of which has been purposely 
eflfaced. 

fdlaiQJSk ^Im . f^JtMXn )QCoi9f< 

• yCDO^Ii^ A^.ic »C0CGla9r^.i r^ia^cio >cDCU«t9 



cop . r^r^.i rdlA^oAc r^AAial rt^AuiMOi 
r^la .* r^iaiCL&c f<l2a4>i Jjua^zj.! oA Aiu 

Aao .. ^Ai»r^a tt^^r^^.. KLaSozjds >Ax.iard9 

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r^^Aajj.! rt^AildQ Aujt^ KUx.cafA 

Above this there is written in a ruder and 
more modem hand: r^co rdsAi^ ciu»f< 
.... (sic) . r^LA^iiflUto.! f<oa\f< ^.iL (sic) iisA 
. ahur^^DMO, (sic) ^^ t^it.! ^ ooX (?) ,iQf>i 

On the margin of fol. 60 ft some one has 
written Ps. liv. 1 and Ps. xxvii. 9. 

[Add. 14,464.] 

CXI. 

A paper leaf, 10 in. by 6|, slightly torn. 
It contains on the recto — 

The Gospel of S. Luke, ch. ix. 12—17, 
according to the Peshitta version, written 
in a current hand of about the xiii*** cent. 

On the lower margin there is a note, 
written by one Yeshua', the disciple of 
Joel (?), stating that the manuscript, of 
which this leaf formed part, belonged to a 
monk and priest named Rabban Bericha of 
Jerusalem, ^il i^a . • • • rdJODioa^ r^oo 
•^•\*ieo.i . rd*cD% >zoc • ft^^M rd*i*.i r^lft^is 

. iCOaIOm KbAf< (sic) AaK1a^.i r^iuai^ 

Another note, on the outer margin of the 
same page, and in the same handwriting, 
refers to the assumption of the monastic 
garb by the disciple of one Thomas. 

00.1 i ^ \ ^ ,Tn\ fdsncu cco^c « >iair^ 

r^lA.l ^ . r^i^cuiA.!.! rddOA^Jtor^ fd2nci<lii.i 

. (?) u>Cf<>Q2aa.i 
[Add. 17,224, fol. 66.] 



CXII. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by SJ, consisting 
of 88 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and others slightly torn, especially 
foil. 63 and 83. The quires are at present 
signed with letters, from f< to J^, but what 
the original signatures were, can no longer 
be discerned. There are from 19 to 24 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
good, regular Es^rangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ 
cent., with the exception of foil. 1, 2, 63, and 
66, which are paper leaves of the xii*^ cent. 
It contains — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version. Subscription, fol. 82 ft : y\x. 

•> 09asa\^09r<^ciak 

There are 308 (j*x.) rubrics in the volume, 
referring, as it would seem from the above 
subscription, to the homilies of John Chry- 
sostom on this Gospel. The following, taken 
from foil. 31 5, and 32 «, may serve as 
specimens {\xn to -^a). 
^,1^ a«.i ^.1 r^f< .j<5^ .j:^ (ch. viii. 16) 
r^r^ r^r^ . ».inu\i ^cco rt:X.i \\n . ceo 

. iJB&i A^ f^f< .10009 f^f< . »co i^iftiaL ^ vi\^ 
.TftAi^.i >.t» f<nTO^ . il^ .1CD09 >Ji.v..i >aKb 

f^\^ iua A]b« f^sn ^co r^co f<ocD^3 



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^jO^os^Ma «.oi«oaa^o i<ir^ AtnT f^t^ 



^i^r^ 



kUJ 



4s 



AifV f^f^.i r^^rdls i»f<^ • A!\gd aix^ U 

• f<(iir<:Mi ».^oiuf< ^itiVT^ r^ «^.ciuf< r^r^ 

Instead of the ordinary doxology, we find 

on fol. 83 a the following: i^Aumoajl^ 

According to the notes on the same page, 
this manuscript was written by a person 
named George, and belonged to the convent 
of Silvanus, near Damascus, having been 
purchased for it by the abbat. 

^iu.i vS^.! rt^i*^ QAA\ia\^A^ 

ftl&i^ r^o :^% ^ .TMLS oA Aai..i A^ r^i^ 

'> \skL. [ftbArC].! r^iuk^ic 

rdZAXo rdloo rda^ ^.i ^% •> 

r^l^oA [r/|isa€i:^.i KS«.iauio 

«» cifk-i \a tcocuii.! 

• ••••• ^9L!| 

On fol. 83 b there is a coloured Cross, 
surrounded by a nimbus. 

[Add. 17,119.] 

CXIIL 

A vellum leaf, about 9| in. by 7, much 
stained and torn, written in double columns 
of 22 or 23 lines. The character is a large, 
regular Estrangela of the vi"* cent. It 
contains — 



The Gospel of S. John, ch. ix. 2 — 21, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version. 

[Add. 14,669, fol. 37.] 

CXIV. 

Two vellum leaves, about 9 in. by 6 J, much 
soiled and torn, written in a good, regular, 
apparently Nestorian hand of the ix*** cent., 
with from 32 to 34 lines in each page. They 
contain — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version, ch. viii. 34 — ^ix. 14, and ch. 
xi. 16 — ^xii. 3. 

[Add. 14,668, foU. 30 and 31.] 



cxv. 

Two vellum leaves, about 7 J in. by 4|, 
much stained and torn. The writing is good 
and regular, of the x**" or xi*^ cent. They 
contain — 

The Gospel of S. John, according to the 
Peshitta version, ch. xviii. 6 — ^xix. 5. 

[Add. 14,666, foU. 49 and 60.] 



CXVI. 

Pour vellum leaves, about 5 in. by 4^, all 
more or less stained and torn. There are 14 
or 15 lines in each page. The handwriting 
is inelegant, of the xi*^ or xii*** cent. They 
contain — 

Portions of the Gospel of S. John, accord- 
ing to the Peshitta version, viz. ch. iii. 2 — 28, 
iv. 60—62, and v. 1—3. 

[Add. 14,524, foil. 3—6.] 

CXVII. 

Paper, about 5^ in. by 3|, consisting of 88 
leaves, many of which are much stained 
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— 88. The quires, signed with letters, were 
at least ten in number, but the first and the 
last two are imperfect, leaves being wanting 
at the beginning, and after foil. 86, 87, and 
88. The number of lines in each page varies 
from 15 to 18, This little volume is written 
in a good, Nestorian hand of the xiii*** cent., 
and contains — 

1. The Gospel of S. John, according to 
the Peshitta version. Chap. i. 1 — 7 is want- 
ing. Subscription, fol. 82 a ; «^$al^af< jqLl 

^^.^^ f<OCD >Uil.l Ocb f<\fll\^CPC' ^CU.l 

2. The Epistle of S. Paul to the Romans, 
according to the Peshitta version. Title, 
fol. 82 a: ^ixsn rd*oa\f< r^iafi^ A^ .90^0 
•:• ff^Mi^T jtocAoa f<inn\.i r^^H\f< usiiilMl 

The missing portions are : ch. ii. 13 — vii. 6, 
vii. 15 — ^viii. 11, and viii. 23 to the end. 

[Add. 17,225.] 

CXVIII. 

Vellum, about 7^ in. by 6 J, consisting of 
25 leaves (Add. 14,466, foil. 18—42), several 
of which are much stained and torn, espe- 
ciaUy foil. 19, 22, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, and 
41, The quires are signed with letters (jju 
and a). Each page has from 20 to 25 lines. 
The writing seems to be of the xi*** or xii*^ 
cent., with occasional Syriac vowel-points. 
The contents are — 

1. Fragments of the Gospel of S. John, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version, fol. 18 a; 
viz. ch. xvii. 1 — 16, xviii. 6 — 22, xix. 11 — 24, 
xix. 38 — XX. 10, and xx. 25 to the end. 
Subscription, fol. 24 a: ,*^^ ^ ^ \ poJLx. 

2. The Commandments of our Lord, ex- 
tracted from the four Gospels, 99 in number. 



Title, foL 24 b: r^.T.oaJ^ ^1 iiKi ^c^h\ 

3. Extracts from the Epistles of S. Paul, 
according to the Peshitta version, t»iding 
with 2""* Timothy, ch. iii. 5. They are very 
imperfect, as leaves are wanting after foil. 
31, 35, 36, and 40. Title, fol. 30 h : ^o^ 

rOjulaLo f^ia ja^cAoSk • Subscription, fol. 
42 b : ^^.TiOAA f^cD r^oaii^ •sAii^mI pais, 
^..iio . This was followed by a note, now 
erased, the first line of which contained a 
date, as is clear from the single legible word 

[Add. 14,466, foU. 18—42.] 

CXIX. 

Vellum, about llfin. by 9^, consisting of 
88 leaves, several of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil, 1, 42, 52, and 63. 
The quires, of which the original number is 
uncertain, seem to have been signed with 
letters (see fol. 43 a, ••). Leaves are wanting 
after foil. 38, 40, 51, 52, 53 and 72. Ea<5h 
page is divided into two columns, of from 
22 to 26 lines. The writing is a fine, bold 
Estrangela, probably of the latter half of the 
v*** cent. There are no vowels, and very few 
diacritical points of any sort, except the 
ribui. The punctuation too is exceedingly 
simple, consisting of single red points, ex- 
cept at the end of paragraphs or sections, 
where we find 00 00 00 » 0009 •• » •» •0*9 
o .0. p 5 and the like. Poll. 12 — 15 and fol. 
88 are later additions of the xii*^ and xiii*** 
centuries ; the last leaf is palimpsest. This 
volume contains — 

The four Gospels, in an ancient recension, 
diflPering notably in many points from the 
ordinary Peshitta. They stand in the follow- 
ing order. 

S. Matthew. Pol 1 ft. Title : . •^a4^cf< 

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»iLM fdaLififim .* The running title is either 
>Aoo.*i (e.g. fol. 4 b) or »Aoo.i . ^.^A^ot^ 
(e.g. fol. 8 ft). From eh. xxiii. 25 to the end 
is missing ; and from oh. yiii. 23 to x. 31 is 
a comparatively modem addition, exhibiting 
the ordinary Peshitta version. 

S. Mark. Fol. 39 a. Of this Gospel only 
ch. xvi. 17 — 20 remains. Subscription : 

S. John. Pol. 39 a. Title : . ^^^oA^ct^ 
• ^cu3 ; for which a later hand has sub- 
stituted : f<^o%oi^ • r^lx».vo ^^ii ^, \ior^ 

The running title is ^fiu.i .. ^,^\^cf< 

(e.g. fol. 42 ft) or ^cu.i (e.g. fol. 45 ft). 
The missing portions of the text are : ch. i. 
42— iii. 5, vii. 38— xiv. 10, xiv. 12—15, 19— 
21, 23—26, and xiv. 29 to the end. 

S. Luke. Pol. 53 a. Running title, f^cA.i 
(e.g. fol. 55 ft) or r^cA.i . «^^A^ci< (e.g. 
fol. 62 ft). The missing portions are : ch. i. 
1— ii. 48, iii. 16— vii. 33, and xv. 22— xvii. 23. 
Prom ch. xxiv. 44 to' the end is a modem 
addition, exhibiting the ordinary Peshitta 
version. 

♦ There is a hole in the vellum, caused by damp, 
which has destroyed the gteater part of the r^ in 
Klx-i^Mn , but it is certain that there is no room for a 
.1 before lAuso. Whether there was a point after 
f<lx.l^*w:i , as well as after ^^oA^or^, we cannot 
now say (see the fiEU^-simile in Land's Aneodota Syriaca, 
torn, i., tab. B.) On the probable meaning of the word 
i<lx.iASiQ , see Gildemeister in the Zeitschrift der Deut- 
schen Morgenlandischen Gesellschaft, Bd xiii, p. 472 ; 
the same writer in his work entitled " De Evangeliis in 
Arabicum e Simplici Syriaca translatis Commentatio Aca- 
demica" (Bonn, 1865), p. 10, note 1 ; Hermansen, in his 
" Disputatio de codice Evangeliorum Syriaco, a Curetono 
typis desoripto" (Copenhagen 1859), p. 30; and the note 
to no. clxviii of this catalogue. Compare also Lehire, 
** Etude sur une ancienne version syriaque des Evangiles " 
(Paris, 1859); the Journal of Sacred Literature, 3"> series, 
vol. viii. (1859), pp. 140, 216, 407, 461, vol. x. (1860), 
pp. 154 and 377 ; Smith's Dictionary of the Bible, t. iii. 
pp. 1632—35, art. FcrwaTW, Ancient {Syriac); and De 
Lagarde, Abhandlangen, 1866, p. 91. 



The text of this manuscript has been 
altered in many places on foil. 6 h — 8 a, in 
order to bring it into uniformity with that 
in common use. There is no indication of 
lessons, except on the margins by two or 
three more recent hands (see, for example, 
foU. 3 ft, 4 a, 6 ft, 25 ft, 33 ft, etc.). 

A note on fol. 1 a, in a current hand of 
about the x*** cent., informs us that the volume 
belonged to a monk named Habibai or Habib, 
who presented it to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. »n ■ i tf.i r^cn f^a^i.^ »cDO^f< 

jin nmio »cdo *ia m it^fti u i oqp t^^u^iiMOt 
oaL.1 ft^i "^ Vf^ (sic) »cpn i^ic »cdci^€ 

•> ^snr^ \\s»^ Kli^ 

On fol. 88 a, at the end of the Gt)spel of 
S. Luke, there is a note, showing that the 
books belonging to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara were repaired (after a fashion) in 

the year 1533, A.D. 1222. A,li^ Auuls 
^1 0909900.1 az*i.i >TyiAm rd^ioo9.i f^oAK" 

i^oAr^ ^.lL.l cb^cA^ «.eoa>.*ui^c »^ooA 
Kla2^ JLl. r^^ r^oo rdsiiAja r^vo.i pi A^ 

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S. Luke, ch. i. 65 — 80, according to the Pe- 
shitta version. It was the first leaf of the 
second quire (us) of a lectionary, of the x*** 
cent, (see Add. 14,452, fol. 58). 

The text of the older portions of this manu- 
script has been edited, with a preface and 
translation, by the late Dr. Cureton (London, 
1858) ; whence it is generally known among 
biblical scholars by the name of the Cv/re- 
to7iian Syriac. [Add. 14,451.] 



cxx. 

Vellum, about 13| in. by 10|, consisting 
of 205 leaves, of which foil. 139 and 150 
— 153 are more or less torn. The quires, 
signed with letters, were originally 23 in 
number, but the first two are now lost. 
Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 20 to 27 lines. This volume is 
written in a large, very angular Estrangela, 
with occasional Greek vowels, and dated 
A. Gr. 1247, A.D. 936. It contains— 

The four Gospels, according to the Har- 
klensian version ; viz. 

S. Matthew, beginning at ch. viii. 31 with 
the word kI^jLti . Eol. 1 a. Subscription: 
»it».i f^^LMXn (sic) «^^aA\j^Cf< >lx. 



• i^dAJLsa^c i^AiaL f<f<diljB 



f'' 



»iiJLC r^rdsa^^ r^a.lJ3.i 






S. Mark. Pol. 44 b. Subscription : ^l^ 
(sic) ^fdsnooai A\m.i .* ooooi^a.! ^..o^^Cf^ 
rt'r^l&a ooja ^r^.i • f^hsi^xsn (sic) rdsnois 



r<ditt!i& 



^diidic ^ 



S. Luke. Eol. 85 b. Subscription : ^l^ 
^f^cu onW ^.1 rCooA.i (sic) «^aAr^li^Of< 



f^iuabo . rd^iio ^r^iM^ KV^L&B 



^f<9 



(sic) K'^^o • ft^ii^Aift ^AJbjairdDk 1^^:90 id^ 

•:• <* •> f<i«Ub.^^ r<^a:icoo9C 

S. John. Fol. 154 a. Subscription : ^dAjl 

l<^O^f< • r^QJLo.i ^i^o ^^^c ^^K^ 
rc'^o.icaio • , t *n %%^ rt'^r^i^ • r^uab^ 
^r^cu (sic) us^o ^9 A\m • f<Sfti\T^t» 

Each Gospel is divided into r^rdL&o or 
chapters, of which there are 68 in S. Matthew, 
48 in S. Mark, 83 in S. Luke, and 19 in 
S. John. An index of these chapters is 
prefixed to each Gospel, viz. S. Mark, fol. 
44 a ; S. Luke, fol. 84 b ; and S. John, fol. 
153 b. That to S. Matthew is lost (but see 
Add. 14,456, foU. 1 and 2). 

The Anmionian sections and Eusebian 
canons are marked in the usual way, and 
there is a harmony at the foot of each page. 

The lessons are sometimes indicated in 
the text, but more usually by later hands on 
the margins. Eor this purpose green paint 
has occasionally been employed. 

At the end of the Gospel of S. John, 
after the subscription, stands the follow- 
ing doxology : i»..i : rdsr^ (sic) : rdsox. 
tVn f .1 • f^z*.ia • rd»cilo ,\inf»3 : K'i^c ; 
which is followed by the words : . iCDc^rf 

Below, in the same handwriting, there is a 
note, informing us that this volume was 
written in the desert of Scete, A. Gr. 1247 
(A.D. 936), by a priest named John, for 
the abbat Moses of Nisibis. 

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r<\innr»f<'.l rt^ridosi Kli^icuto*! f<i».vi ^3 

^.1 oaa^ r<aL 3^ t^TiTn uso^ f<l\Ji390 

f^CD r^aii&a caa r^'ia.l ^9 A& •* r^iiHigJ 

f<Ai3^9 f<.iL col^o >cDC.*ui^o ocp ^JUiiu.i 
^.1 A&c ^Ado* ^3 Klfioil^^ n^r< f<h\3U%n 
^,j<ek f^iJbaa ^.j^t^^oSk^ax. caa ooX rdD^co3 
•:• ^asnf<a ^r^ >CD.1 rt'.\*f<' t^Ad^^a cr^ f<.vuLa 

[Add. 14,469.] 

CXXI. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 6^, consisting 
of 140 leaves, some of whicb are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 8, 61, 
112, 120, 121, 128, and 129. The number 
of the quires, which are signed with letters, 
was probably 19 or 20, but f<, J^ and ^ 
are lost ; of .a there remains only the first 
leaf ; and leaves are also missing after foil. 
108, 128, 129, 131, 133, and 140. Each 
page has from 24 to 30 lines. This volume 
is written in a good, regular hand of the 
ix*** cent., with the exception of foil. 105 — 
112, which are paper leaves, written appa- 
rently by a hand of the xi**" or xii**" cent. 
Greek vowels, and the points rukkakh and 
kmhshdi, have been added on two different 
occasions, one punctuator having employed 
red, the other black ink (n, m, x, p, ,- ^ or u). 
It contains — 

A. 1. The Epistles of S. Paul, according 
to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans, ch. ix. 9 — ^x. 8. Pol. 1. 

1 Corinthians, beginning with ch. vi. 11. 
Pol. 2 a. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 12 b. 
Galatians. Pol. 22 b. 



Ephesians. Pol. 27 b. 
PhiUppians. Pol. 32 ft. 
Colossians. Pol. 36 ft. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 39 ft. 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 42 ft. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 44 a. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 48 a. 
Titus. Pol. 50 ft. 
Philemon. Pol. 62 ft. 

Hebrews, fol. 53 a, ending with ch. xii. 2. 

2. The Acts of the Apostles, according to 
the Peshitta version : jMuAUki&.i i^a^ .ac^ 

K^iu^jL^ jAX^Aoo.1 .KSyuAiL im^i^s. Pol. 
62 a. 

3. The Apostolic Epistles ; viz. 

The Epistle of S. James, according to the 
Harklensian version: ^cL^ciia t^^i^K" 
ti^Q.! f<c»ic^ vv^f< • f^m\ f. >an n\i.i 



f<^lC^ 



vy. 



KlAaitt r<!MOf<^ . PoL 98 ft. Subscription : 

The second Epistle of S. Peter, according 
to the Harklensian version : t^Aii^K" ^ah\ 
^^1^.1 i^uuLl »fl9Ci2i^.i lAAc^rdD . Pol. 
102ft. Subscription: ^^1^.1 r<'^i\r^ieoLL 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, according to 
the Peshitta version, ending with ch. iii. 9. 
Pol. 105 a. 

The second Epistle of S. John, according 
to the Peshitta version. Pol. 109 a. 

The third Epistle of S. John, according to 
the Peshitta version. Pol. 110 a. 

The Epistle of S. Jude, according to the 
Peshitta version. Pol. Ill a. 

m 

The first Epistle of S. John, according to 
the Harklensian version : K'Aii.^r^ .ac^ 
KUhaIz. ^cu.i r^iuSJO.ia lAAc^rda • Pol. 
113 a. Subscription: t^Aii^K' jLaJLx. 

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tions of this manuscript the larger sections 
are marked on the margins. The lessons are 
also indicated on the margins, often by later 
hands, — red, green, and blue (fol. 69 a) 
paint being employed for this purpose, as 
well as common ink. 

In those parts that are taken from the 
Harklensian version (Epistle of S. James, 
second Epistle of S. Peter, and first Epistle 
of S. John), there are a considerable number 
of noLarginal annotations, consisting chiefly 
of various readings and Greek words ; e.g. 
fol. 99 a, S. James, ch. i. 8, r«lx.&i kI^i^, 

marg. Ali'YXOC; 15, t^i^i »cp ^liia, 

marg. €ITA; fol. 99 J, ch. i. 21, f<Ai\» 

^ f^au^.! , marg. rtfa f<lf<^ iiA Klucua ; 

24, 1^^19.1, marg. r€N6C€coC; rCxuMo 

KbcD ^mohur^ rdut^ f rdk!^, marg. vyr^.i . 

B. A collection of festal discourses, 
• Kluir<!2a f<Hf<^.l f^2«\jic^ 

1. Six prose homilies of Jacob of BatnsB, 
j^ssi^sn jnn\i »i» f^z*.iD.i . See Asse- 
mani, Bibl. Orient., t. i. p. 304, no. 8 — ^13, 
and also p. 23.* 

a. On the Nativity, ^.^».i o3.iL 1;^. !P^M.ia 
ittiaa.i . Fol. 116 b. 

b. On the Epiphany, JLl..i f<S5«\Jicfti usc^ 
^.«:i ocuij.1 ; imperfect. Fol. 119 a. 

c. On Lent, r<!Mc^ JLl. f^2«\Jia^ ^ahs 
^Ajbjairc'.i f^ju^n; slightly imperfect at the 
end. Fol. 123 a. 

d. On Palm Sunday, A.^.i f^l^nu^a^ 
r^iAJLcf<.i f^nTn.vi; very imperfect at the 
beginning and in the middle. Fol. 128 a. 

e. On the Friday of the Passion (Good 
Friday), r^iijsci^ l;^.i f^2«\Jic^ uac^ 
^.^^.1 cQau».i ; imperfect. Fol. 130 b. 

* These homilies have been translated into German by 
the Rev. P. Pius Zingerle, " Sechs Homilien des heiligen 
Jacob von Sarug" (Bonn, 1867); and the Syriac text of 
the sixth has been published in his Monumenta Syriaca, 
vol. i., p. 91 (1869). 



/. On Easter Sunday, i^lM^^oi^ •acfti 
f<'i^^.i ft^iTn3^.i; very imperfect. Fol. 
133 a. 

2. Discourses of Severus of Antioch ; viz. 

a. On the Ascension, f^Lolcuao JLl..i , hom. 
epithron. xlvii. ; very imperfect. Fol. 134 a. 

b. On Pentecost, hom. epithron. xlviii., 
• rcUisn^o ^Aikaif<9 f^%snir^lsn . ooLs :Uk aA*9 

f<.v:k. vyf<. Beginning, fol. 1346 : KUxx.f< 

f^iciUL^oo ft^i\ \ *n »cDci^rt^ , n\y3 ocb 

. jLo . r^AAia • Imperfect at the end. 

[Add. 14,474.] 

CXXIL 

Paper, about 9 in. by 6J, consisting of 
187 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and soiled, especially foil. 1, 7, 10, 72, and 
75. The quires, signed with letters, were 
originally 20 in number; but the last is 
now missing, and leaves are also wanting 
after foil. 132, 140, and 180. The leaves 
are numbered, though incorrectly, with 
Coptic arithmetical figures. There are from 
19 to 24 lines in each page. This volume is 
written in a good, regular hand of the xii*** 
or xiii*^ cent., with the exception of foil. 73 
and 74, which are of later date. Greek vowels 
have been frequently added by later hands. 
It contains — 

1. The Acts of the Apostles, rdaiiA 
ft^lno\ rdajL^liL im^i^.i jto^ftUkia.! . Fol. 1 b. 

2. The three Catholic Epistles ; viz. 

a. The Epistle of S. James, f<(iii\K' 
f^jjJbL uann\i.i • Fol. 60 a. 

b. The first Epistle of S. Peter, f<<&ii\r^ 
rduuiaL »fl9Ci2^.i . Fol. 66 a. 

c. The first Epistle of S. John, f^4ii\rC 
rd^JbL ^cu.i . Fol. 70 b. 

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Xi*ia\ i^uuLl ja9cAor^&.i, in the usual 
order. Fol. 77 b. The missing portions are : 
2 Corinthians, eh. xii. 14 — ^xiii. 7 ; Galatians, 
eh. vi. 16 — 18 ; Ephesians, eh. i. 1 — ^ii. 13 ; 
Hebrews, ch. v. 12 — ^vi. 19, and eh. xi. 25 to 
the end. 

The above are all according to the Peshitta 
version. 

The Acts and Catholic Epistles are divided 
on the margin into 32 sections (msA, fol. 
75 b) ; the Pauline Epistles into 54 (.n, fol. 
186 6). Numerous lessons are also marked 
on the margins. 

On the margin of fol. 60 a there is a note, 
which states that one Basil sold this book to 
another person (name erased) in the year 
1567, A.D. 1256. kS-^^ Aiflf»rda rdirC 

• f<tn\ TO •fiiAfia&v&.i f^CD fda&i^ iual.i 

^fiu ^c .*Ui r^icgoo ^il 

fdMJaOx. KbAf^c »CDoi^ >\i\t, ocd AoAo 

On fol. 1 a there is written a madrasha on 
the Crucifixion, considerable portions of 
which are no longer legible. 

[Add, 14,680.] 

CXXIII. 

Paper, about 9f in. by 6|, consisting 
of 169 leaves, many of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 69 
—78, 96, 100—108, and 163—169. The 
quires, signed with letters, must have been at 
least 40 in number ; but the first 20 (which 
probably contained the Gospels) are lost. 
Of the remainder (r^:^ — 50), the last is also 
missing, and there are lacunae after foil. 2, 
70, and 76. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 20 to 25. This volume is 
written in a regular, but inelegant hand 
of the xii*'' or xiii*^ cent. Greek vowels, 
as well as the points rukkdkh and kushshdi 
have been added, both in black and red ink. 
The contents are — 



1. The Acts of the Apostles. Pol. 1 a. 
Missing portions: ch. i. 1 — ii. 42 and iv. 8 
—23. 

2. The three Catholic Epistles ; viz. 

a. The Epistle of S. James. Fol. 52 a. 

b. The first Epistle of S. Peter. Pol. 57 a. 

c. The first Epistle of S.John. Fol. 63 a. 

3. The remaining Apostolic Epistles ; viz. 
a. The second Epistle of S. John. Fol. 68 a. 
ft. The third Epistle of S. John. Fol. 68 b. 
c. The second Epistle of S. Peter, ending 

withch. ii. 4. Fol. 69 ft. 

The Epistle of S. Jude has been lost. 

4. The Epistles of S. Paul, in the usual 
order. Fol. 71 a. The missing portions are : 
Romans, ch. i. 1 — 32, vi. 1 — xi. 24; and 
Hebrews, ch. iv. 10 to the end. 

The above are all according to the Peshitta 
version. 

The Acts and the Catholic Epistles are 
divided on the margin into 32 sections (•aX, 
fol. 66 a) ; the Pauline Epistles into 50 (^ , 
fol. 169 a). 

There is also a Coptic division of the same 
portions of Scripture; viz. of the Acts into 
48 sections (^b, fol. 50a), the Epistle of 
S. James into 7 (9, fol. 56 a), S. Peter into 8 
(b, fol. 62 a), and S. John into 5 (g^, fol 
67 a). The second Epistle of S. Peter has 3 
of these sections (V^, fol. 70 ft). In the 
Pauline Epistles they are not marked. 

Of lessons there are scarcely any noted in 
the handwriting of the scribe (see fol. 63 a) ; 
but a later hand has marked many in the 
Acts, Catholic and other Epistles, as well 
as in those of S. Paul. A partial index to 
these last, f<ma\ j»e\aSk f^4jJLz..i jtea^.iao, 
has been written by the same hand on fol. 
51ft. 

The same reader has covered the margins 
of the volimae with various readings and 
notes. The various readings are either from 
other copies of the Peshitta {^^9 i. e. 
kW»^), or &om the Harklensian version 
(f<Apv*, ^tm or Aiuja). The notes are 



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mostly explanatory of single words in the 

text, and introduced by 03, i.e. aico. Occa- 
sionally, however, writers are cited; e.g. 
Basil, fol. 90 ft; Sevenis, fol. 90 ft; Philoxenus, 

KlalfiaSkf^ yi^Q, fol. 116 a, jQ^aLAfiafJ^Ai^, fol. 

161 ft; Theodosius, w^cicf^^, foil. 137 a, 
157 a ; and the abbat Bar-G^agai, f<iA.uL*i 

•Xftfijb, fol. 85 a. 

There are ornamental designs in red, 
yellow, and black, on foil. 51 a, 84 a, 106 ft, 
120 ft, and 128 ft. 

On fol. 120 ft there is recorded the name 
of one John, from Momit Lebanon. 
l^c r^MJ rdifio r^CD rdaiifta rtSao ,^\^i 

is ,ftii\ja\^ jioosnan is «uMLfii*f< r^u 

• oU^ . rd*ijsa.i cD^uaci ^4au^.i rc^ir^:i 

[Add. 14,681.] 

CXXIV. 

Paper, about 7J in. by 5J, consisting of 
41 leaves, the first of which is much torn. 
The quires, signed with letters, were ten in 
number, but the first four are missrog, and 
the fifth and tenth are imperfect. There 
are from 19 to 23 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a tolerably regular hand 
of the xiii**" or xiv*** cent., with occasional 
Greek and Syriac vowels, and contains — 

1. The Acts of the Apostles, from ch. xxiii. 
15 to the end. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The three Catholic Epistles ; viz. 

a. The Epistle of S. James. Fol. 12 a. 
ft. The first Epistle of S.Peter. Fol. 18 ft. 
c. The first Epistle of S. John. Fol. 27 a. 

3. The other Apostolic Epistles ; viz. 

a. The second Epistle of S. Peter. Fol. 
33 ft. 

ft. The second Epistle of S. John. Fol. 
38 a. 



c. The third Epistle of S. John- Fol. 39 a. 

d. The Epistle of S. Jude; imperfect at 
the end. Fol. 40 a. 

The above are all according to the Pe* 
shitta version. 

There are many lessons rubricated both in 
the text and on the margins. 

[Add. 17,226.] 

cxxv. 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 6f , consisting of 
139 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and slightly torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 4, 7, 
14 32—34, 41, 42, 47—54, 58—60, 68, 108— 
130, 136, and 137. How the quires were ori- 
ginally signed does not appear (fol. 131 a is 
marked at the top, in an old hand, with 
Greek letters, lA). Each page (except foil. 
37—40, 43—46, and fol. 139 ft) is divided 
into two columns, of from 17 to 19 lines^ 
This volume is written in a large, beautiful 
Estrangela of the vi*^ cent. ; with the excep- 
tion of foil. 37—40 and 43—46, which are 
paper leaves of the xiii*'' cent., inserted by 
the same person who repaired foil. 2, 53, 
57, 122, and 130. Numerous Greek vowels 
have been added by a later hand ( , -^j h, 

p, n, and i, e. g. ft^na\.i and t^ioJ^p, 

fol. 5 a). It contains — 

The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

The Acts, ft^ui\T. i«Ub.i^.i ODoaflkia. Eol. 1 ft. 
Subscription : k1mlJlz..i . odqcl^i^ . itaoix. 
r^4» • »%Haj» . ft^ina\, followed by the 
sh(H*t doxology : ^asnr< . ^.^^ • t^Mnat, . 

The Epistle of S. James, . reiii^K' 
rduuiz. . •aojTk^.i . Pol. 108 ft. 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, k^Aii^k^ 
a>ci2^.i . Fol. 118 ft. 

The first Epistle of S. John, . i^^i^k' 
^fiU9 • Pol. 129 a. 

Subscription, fol. 139 ft : . uaiiiiMl . >Ax. 



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The lessons are marked on the margins by 
later hands. 

On fol. 1 a, at the foot of the page, there 
are some lines of Greek writing, in slanting 
uncials, now too much effaced to be legible. 
[Add. 14,473, foil. 1—139.] 

CXXVI. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 7|, consisting of 
51 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 4, 8, 21, 33, and 
51. The quires, mostly of six leaves, are 
now signed with letters from ^ to jju. Each 
page is divided into two colimms, of from/ 
27 to 31 lines. This volume is written in a 
good, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ cent., and 
contains — 

The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

The Acts of the Apostles, •> 09QCL&i& 
f<mn\ <• kImlJjL : loa^i^.!. Eol. 1 b. 

The Epistle of S. James, . K'iii^j<' 
i^uuLl . uann\i.i. Eol. 40 a. 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, i^4ii\j<^ 
f<in\T a>i\&.i. Eol. 43 6. 

The first Epistle of S. John, f^A\iVr^ 
rdyJ^L . ^cu.i. Eol. 47 b. 

The large sections are noted on the margins 
to the number of 32 {ja\). The lessons are 
rubricated in the text, and a few have been 
marked on the margins .by a later hand. 



After the doxology, foL 61ft, the follow- 
ing lines can be deciphered with some diffi- 
culty: ^^ «.^isa9 »cDaiL:u» .^£001^ ^"u^^ 
»\*inTiO .9^9 f<j\MM Ij^a • i^f< Aaaxo 

In the second column of the same 
leaf, the original note has been carefuDy 
erased, and another is written in its place, 
much of which is now illegible, stating 
that the book belonged to a person 
named George: i^co rdsAi^ •odo^k' 
r^\JiaA<i 

On fol. 1 a there is a prayer, written in 
Greek uncials of the viii*** or ix*** cent., now 
much effaced, by a deacon named Severus. 
It begins thus : 

MNHC0HTI ice 1y >Ce TOY AOYAOY 
COY TU) AMAPTOAOY K TAAGnOPOC 
CeYHPOC TO ANATOAHKOC ANA^IOC 

AIAKONCa) GN TO) NYN -AIWNOI ^cr.X. 

Lower down there are two lines of writing, 
also much effaced, which seem to contain 
an enumeration of sundry articles pertaining 
to some monk or convent. The numbers 
are expressed by Greek letters. 
.... \n CD f<iufi9a^ N f^i^'^osk > rdrsb 

• . . Aujt^ huf<n r^ . . . &i r^ia • * . • f<io • . 

Underneath this stands a note, stating 
that the manuscript belonged to the convent 

of S. Mary Deipara. r^oo rda^ tcoc^r^ 
•^.T* r^coai >cD.i r^^r< r^hS^sa oA [Aa.]x.:i 

[Add. 17,120.] 

CXXVII. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 5§, consisting 
of 108 leaves, some of which are much 



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stained and slightly torn, especially foil. 
1, 3, 6, 8, and 108. The quires, 12 in 
number, are signed with letters. There are 
from 21 to 26 lines in each page. This volume 
is written in a good, regular Estrangela of 
the vi*^ cent. Both Greek {^ ^ h o r) and 
Syriac vowels have been added by later 
hands, and the points rukkakh and kmhshai 
occur on foil. 3 h — 6 h. It contains — 

The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

The Acts, ft^ui^T I : losL^iiui : cocfluii^. 
Pol. 3 h. 

The Epistle of S. James, . .aanAN^.i . r^Aii^K' 
rdUsiAi. • Pol. 82 a. 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, . K'Aii^je' 
rdUsiAi. . a>ai!^.i . Pol. 89 b. 

The first Epistle of S. John, . K'^i^r^ 
fdMuix. . ^cu:i . Pol. 98 a. 

Colophon, fol. 106 a : . •a&t^^oA • >Jlx. 

Of the lessons, some are rubricated in 
the text or on the margins by the scribe, 
whilst others have been added by later 
hands. There is an index, KlL»'io «x.iflLa , 
occupying foil. 1 h — 3 a and foil. 106 h — 
108 a, arranged thus (fol. 2 a) — 

f^.i f^lM.i2^ rdaiiaa ^.i coalflia cd f^Sk.ia 09 



The note which originally stood on fol. 
106 a, after the doxology, has been erased, 
and another substituted for it, stating that 
this manuscript and four others were pre- 
sented to the convent of S. Mary Deipara 
by a monk named John. 



acp.i rtll^K" fOwa re'v*.!.! oaxSQ «jair^ A-fiJ.! 
rd:Lfi».i ^.1 acb • rd^vi K^v.iia ^K^:i Klaaik 

r^^.l^ coLk.! K^^ol^ .*ua ciA KlfiBjjJ rd*isa 
ftSuIi.! A^a (in a different hand) ^^asnK'^asnr^ 

At the foot of fol. 108 a is written the 
name of one Joseph, Asoe^ • 

[Add. 17,121.] 



CXXVIII. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 6^, consisting of 73 
leaves, many of which are more or less stained 
and a little torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 6, 9, 
17, 24, 27, 46, 65, 57, 64—67, 69, and 70. 
The quires, eight in number, seem to have 
been originally signed with letters. Each 
page (except fol. 71) is divided into two 
columns, of from 21 to 28 lines. This volume 
is written in a fine, clear Estrangela of the 
vi*^ or vii*^ cent., with the exception of foil. 
7, 8, 15, 16, and 71. Of these five leaves, foil. 
7, 8, and 16 seem to be of the viii"* or ix*^ 
cent. ; fol. 15 is of the ix*^ or x*^ cent. ; and 
fol. 71 is a paper leaf of the xiii*^ cent. The 
same person who wrote fol. 71 has repaired 
foil. 1, 6, 55, and 67, and retouched several 
other leaves. In the older portions of the 
manuscript numerous Greek vowels have been 
added by several hands (7, -^c, s, <n>, ^jt*). 
It contains — 

The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 



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The Acts, ft^inn\y itliiJdK. loa^iiui ^os^isk. 
Fol. 1 h. 

The Epistle of S. James, • •aon&^.i .K'i^i\K' 
r<tn\T • Fol. 66 b. Subscriptioii : • AolLl 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, . rc'Aii^K' 
f^iJLx. « coai!^.i . Eol. 61 a. Subsoription : 

The first Epistle of S- John, . K'Aii^rc' 
fduiAaL . ^cu.i • Eol. 67 a. Subscription : 

Colophon, fol. 72 h: . ^h\ \^n\ y\\i. 

Of the lessons some are rubricated in the 
text, whilst others have been noted on the 
margins by later hands, one of which has 
appended an index, fda^.i Kli^'is jl\ca 
[jBflufitt]2kiSk.i rdicD, fol. 73 a. 

On foil. 72 6 and 73 a, there is a note, per- 
haps contemporary with the writing of the 
volume, stating that it was purchased by a 
lady, whose name is not mentioned, for the 
sum of 12 carats {Kepdrui), and presented by 
her to the church of Gadalta,* A.Gr. 936 (A.D. 

624f). r^dAK" ^.Ta f^n\ r^i^ci K'acoi •:• 

eoh\<\ *i i^n (sic) 1 %\\\ fdluA rdaii^ «.m^ 
f^i^ci (sic) .in\i r^.*uiabAo • >coa2a«»iiiaa 

r^aco.i K'&uA^uio .ooiAa^ i i^to iiiJLi.i 



P o 
* Perhaps the same as f^.*i^^in the district of Mosul 

(see Assemani, BibL Orient., t. ii. p. 417). 



^ia >aA KWXSQ [K'jaxJ K'iAsVsi K'iuua 

^ocD r<n 1^^:! >cb r^^CL^laa (sic) a^iK" 
K'^oV^ f^a«L^9 coiusni^ j^^n ^ »^-S^ 
Ar^z^i i*V« A& •> ^asnKb ^^KIa^^iVo lOftliis 
(sic) >A4ik^:i oK'cQa K'iol^ r^co i^aii^ oA 
ftlSQ^^ tCDO^r^ r^oAre^:! r^iA^o Aum^ oolso 
i^a^ ^9 (sic) ^MS»:i\r^ •:• »cDa*ia«X ciA r^iAsn^ 



(sic) 



»iA^O K'r^OJkJL^ iojLa rdlco 



(K'Klai.^a=) f^akJto-ALa •aK' (sic) j»iA*rda 
K'ia.i (sic) i^A^ •• f^i^ iflBJk.iii9 •:• 
•9^3 rtlAiM A:^a m l nt>i pi A:k. f^X^ 
r^LttLA^ ^^'^ ».^A^^9 (sic) . f^.lCOOK' 



^MJS^f^O 



^f^.^. 



Some lines of writing, which followed this 
note, have been almost completely effieu^ed. 

On fol. 72 J, there is a note in a more 
modem hand, informing us that the book 
belonged to a deacon named Greorge bar 
Ahudemmeh (Achudemes) of Tagrit. 

oA v^c a ao i^o \ nT.i A& rdXK" • K'ciAr^^ 

Another note on fol. 1 a claims it as 
the property of the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. jiOMSaJkiAn r^co Klaii^ »coo^r^ 

^ f^l\\oT ciA iiA *• coa ftS.n^.1 ciA Ar^JLl 

Aum^ [f^co] rdi.icoa^ KluX.! A^a • >coa^r^ 

On foil. 1 a and 73 b there are other 
scraps of writing, which are of little or no 
interest. One of them runs thus : 
K'.ir^liL.i (sic) f^i.T^K' f^T n n l.i ooa .... 

sno f^lSAJAUk..! rdxJAsna 

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CXXIX. 

Vellum, about lOJ in. by 8J, consisting 
of 55 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and soiled, especially the last. The 
quires, eight in number, are now signed with 
letters firom cu to ja^ . What the original 
signatures were, does not appear. Leaves 
are wanting after foil. 46, 54, and 56. 
Each page is divided into two colunms, of 
from 26 to 30 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a fine, large Estrangela, of the 
vi*^ or vii*^ cent., with the exception of foil. 
1, 2, and 7, which are later restorations. It 
contains — 

The Acts of the Apostles and the three 
Catholic Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version; viz. 

The Acts, r< t> I \ T. loa-^iiui oa^OLAi^ 
r^iao!^ . Eol. 1 b. The missing portion is 
ch. xxviii. 10 — 30. 

The Epistle of S.James, .>aonvi.i .f<iii\K' 
r4iJlx.. Eol. 47 a. 

The first Epistle of S. Peter, . KA^i^K^ 
fduiAaL . cooi!^.i . Eol. 51 a. The missing 
portion is ch. iv. 11 — ^v. 14. 

The first Epistle of S. John, . K*ii\r^ 
fdMuix. . ^cu.i, ending with ch. ii. 16. Eol. 
55 a. 

Some of the lessons are rubricated in the 
text ; others have been noted on the margins, 
or between the columns, by later hands. 

[Add. 18,812.] 

cxxx. 

Two paper leaves, about 9| in. by 5|. 
The writing is a large EstrangelA of the xiii*^ 
cent., with 13 or 14 lines in each page. 
They contain — 

The Acts of the Apostles, ch. xii. 20 — 
xiii. 5, according to the Peshitta version. 

[Add. 14,738, foil. 6 and 7.] 

CXXXI. 

Paper, about 8^ in, by 5^, consisting of 



27 leaves (Add. 17.^28, foil. 38—64), some 
of which are slightly stained and torn, espe- 
cially foil. 62 — 64. The quires, signed with 
letters, were probably four in number, the 
last being now wanting. There are from 14 
to 17 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a good, regular hand of the 
xiii*^ cent., and contains — 

The three Catholic Epistles, according to 
the Peshitta version ; viz. 

The Epistle of S. James. Eol. 38 b. 

The first Epistle of S. Peter. Eol. 49 b. 

The first Epistle of S. John, ending with 
ch. U. 19. Eol. 61 J. 

[Add. 17,228, foU. 38—64.] 

CXXXII. 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 6f , consisting of 
9 leaves (Add. 14,473, foil. 140—148), which 
form a single quire, signed u . Eoll. 147 
and 148 are slightly stained and torn. Each 
page, with the exception of fol. 148 a, is 
divided into two columns, of from 14 to 25 
lines. The writing is an inelegant Estrangela 
of about the xi*^ cent. The contents are — 

Eour of the Apostolic Epistles, according 
to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

The second Epistle of S. Peter, K'iii^ft' 
rduiAaL coi\&.i ^iiiii9 • Eol. 140 a. 

The second Epistle of S. John, r^^i\r^ 
^cu.i ^^1^.1 . Eol. 145 a. 

The third Epistle of S. John, K^^i^K^ 
rduiAaL ^cu.i : iA^.i . Eol. 145 b. 

The Epistle of S. Jude, : reiii\f<' ^a^ 
r^UiuLL re'riOGaft^ • Eol. 146 b. 

The lessons are marked on the margins by 
the hand of the scribe. 

A note at the end states that these leaves 
were written by a person named Lazarus : 

IWbA K'^HmK' K'^iVre' mS^^ir< ^ciA •a^ 

»cdoJlj^ ^jkolc* fikKla Klacuft^ 






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•:• ^-Ajaare" i^K".! A.aAa . k'&ul*.!^ r^^u^ 

>;^ lAin i^imrt itlsaasn ^K^ ^..r^ 

A reader oaUed (Jabriel has recorded his 
iiame on foL 148 a, and also at the foot of 
fol. 142 a : rdacu» A^ lirei.a^ A^ oV^ . 

On fol. 148 b there are two notes, the 
first of which has been almost wholly erased. 
The other records, in the usual form, that 
the volume belonged to the convent of 
S. Mary Deipara: r^co rda^ icoa^r^ 

Aa • KlA^cLfi^K".! r^xs^xs^n r^U«lCLfl9.1 rt'ift.l.l 

[Add. 14,473, foU. 140—148.] 

CXXXIII. 

Vellum, about 11 in. by 8^, consisting 
of 110 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 6, 10, 
14, 24, 41, 46, 61, 61, 91, 94, and 97—109. 
The quires — 12 in number, of which the first 
is lost — were originally signed with arith- 
metical figures (see fol. 61 a, yu^, and fol. 
71 a, yu/fc^»^)> ^^t are now numbered with 
letters. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 24 to 28 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the v*^ or vi*^ cent., with the 
exception of fol. 17, which may be of the ix*^ 
cent., and fol. 110, which is a more modern, 
paper leaf. A later hand has repaired foil. 
4, 10, 14, 45, 61, 106, and 107. Greek vowels 
have been very sparingly added; e.g. foil. 
61 i, 62 a, 72 J, and 73 a. It contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans, fol. 1 a, commencing with ch. vi. 
22. Subscription : ^oA.i r^^i\j^ ksalx. 

• O. (sic) f^lMOCOl ^ ^^^V^.l fdASQOCOl 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 14 a. 



2 Corinthians. Pol. 35 a. 
Galatians. Pol. 49 a. 
Ephesians. Pol. 56 a. 
Philippians. Pol. 63 a. 
Colossians. Pol. 68 b. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 73 a. 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 77 b. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 80 a. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 86 a. 
Titus. Pol. 90 6.. 
Philemon. Pol. 93 a. 
Hebrews. Pol. 94 a. 

Of the lessons, some are rubricated in the 
text, whilst others have been marked at 
different times on the margins. 

The Epistle to the Romans is divided, by 
a numeration with Greek letters, into 21 
sections {tea, fol. 12 b) ; and there is also a 
different division by means of the Syriac 
letter ^ (rd^Lu^), which extends to the other 



epistles. 



[Add. 14,476.] 



CXXXIV. 



Vellum, about 9^ in. by 7f , consisting of 
128 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 7, 121, 127, 
and 128. The quires are now signed with 
letters up to cu, but what the original signa- 
tures were does not appear ; they seem to 
have been also numbered in the reverse way 
with Greek letters at the top (foil. 31 5, IB ; 
22 J, ir). Each page is divided into two 
colunms, of from 21 to 26 lines. This 
volume is written in a large, regular Estran- 
gela of the v*^ or vi*^ cent. ; except foil. 1 — 
14, 29, 30, 40—47, 56, and 62. Of these 
foil. 1 — 10, 12, 13, and 47 are from a manu- 
script of nearly the same date; fol. 62 is 
a palimpsest leaf of the ix*^ or x"* cent., 
written by the same hand that repaired 
fol. 121 (which is also partly palimpsest); 
the rest are paper leaves of the xiii*** cent. 
Greek vowels are but rarely added. It con- 
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Tflie Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 
B/Omans. Pol. 1 b. Subscription: .Ai^oLl 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 26 b. Subscription : 

• re'iuA^a.l^ : rd^^ioja . ^oA.i :• ^*w\t. 
. t^AJO.i n *Tn.i : cpn ft i\i^ . ^ •> Ai.aAiA^K'.i 

• K'iiJLa : ^^JkAiK'a • K'f^^ \ tAi : r^aco:i 

o:o • . ^i^X^i^ 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 48 a. Subscription : 

• r^^oHnJao.! j»Ofti\ift ^ (^ii^iir^.l 
Galatians. Pol. 63 a. Subscription: ^Acoix. 

• ^ •:• iisAi^^f^.! f<^i\'\\^«:> h\o\n . ^hKi\r< 
. ^AiksiK'a . K^r^^ \ n T. • r^acoa • r^soocoi 

•: ^A»2i;ii& •r.K'^a 
Ephesians. Pol. 71 a. Subscription : AcoLl 

: vfla-^iiJL^a K^r^lsaiA^ . rd*acoa • itlsaacoi 

Philippians. Pol. 79 a. Subscription : . AcoLl 



v^ 



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Colossians. Pol. 84 b. Subscription : . AcoLl 
V ^AiksiKb . ^^f^lsa •> Klocoa . f^lsaocoi »> ^ 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 90 a. Subscription : 
-> Klacoa : ouiir^.^ *> iisii&^r^i . rtlka2n.i« 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 95 a. Subscription : 



1 Timothy. Pol. 98 a. Subscription : 

2 Timothy. Pol. .105 a. Subscription: 

.0:0. ^aM\ii& .loa^i^a 

Titus. Pol. 109 b. Subscription : . Acoix. 



Philemon. Pol. 112 a. Subscription: ^^coLl 

. r^^^jaiK^a . |^it*i>h» . r^acoa . ftlsaacDi 

.0:0. ^aM2;;ii& 

Hebrews, fol. 113 J; ending with ch. xii. 5. 

The large sections have been marked on 
the margins, either by the letter^ (fd^Lu^) 
or by the ordinary mode of numeration ; and 
a few lessons have been noted by a modem 
hand. 

On fol. 1 a there is a note, apprising us 
that this was one of the volumes brought 
to the convent of S. Mary Deipara by the 
abbat Moses of Nisibis, K'v.vbi rdjLOsn 

On the margin of fol. 1 b there is written 
ni AnOC nAYA[OC], "the holy Paul.'' 

Pol. 62 is palimpsest, the more ancient text 
being that of a manuscript of the Epistles of 
S. Paul, according to the Peshitta version, 
written in two columns, of the vi*^ cent. 
It contains 1 Thessal. v. 15 — 2 Thessal. 
i. 8. A fragment of the same manuscript, 
containing Colossians iv. 6 — 12, has been 
used to replBtir fol. 121. 

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cxxxv. 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 5^, consisting of 
101 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and slightly torn, especially foU. 2, 3, 7, 21, 
30 and 101. The quires, 11 in number, are 
now signed with letters ; what the original 
signatures were, does not appear. Each page 
has from 25 to 33 lines. This volume is 
written in a small, elegant, Edessene Estran- 
gela, and dated A-Gr. 845, A.D. 534 ; with 
the exception of fol. 1, which is of the xii*^ 
cent., and foil. 29 and 38, which are paper 
leaves of the xiii*^ cent. Numerous Syriac 
vowels and signs of punctuation have been 
added by a Nestorian hand, as well as a few 
Greek vowels by another reader. It con- 
tains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Komans. Pol. li. Subscription: iAcoLl 

(sic) ^ 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 21 a. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 41 h. 
Galatians. Pol. 54 h. 
Ephesians. Pol. 60 J. 
Philippians. Pol. 66 ft. 
Colossians. Pol. 70 ft. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 74 a, 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 77 i. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 79 J. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 83 J. 
Titus. Pol. 87 a. 
Philemon. Pol. 88 ft. 
Hebrews. Pol. 89 ft. 

Colophon, fol. 101 a : : >a^%^\ : >Ijl 
: r^L^.iiK' r<\ nn\ : r<u iV t cooAcua^ 

On fol. 101 ft, after the doi^ology, rdMsax. 



^asnr^ ^asnr^ ^asnr^ T<h\ tt i t^ «..^ia*itA^, 

there stands a note, portions of which have 
been designedly erased, stating that this 
manuscript was written at the expense of a 
person from the village of Be- Aital, in the 
district of Hims or Emesa, for the library 
of a certain convent, at Edessa, in the year 

845, A.D. 534: rdaAifk »L^a ^.i ^^hr< 

r^^i^ AAi i\ ^ ^ isa f^cD 

COV9 f^hsjL^xsn ,>^ t».i kScla^ 

ti^Q Aiij^a.1 K'ift.i.i oqL.i K'i^aoaA 

. >cDasn.Ta i&L.i r^&2ki.i rdiai^a »cocui2a2kJa 
^3 A& . rrt^ T n3 tCOOsK^ ^.1-p oi^ K^ziOJO 

av^ ooxsQ •aaii^J.i 

Au93 rC^kuo^Q tCOiOKla r^CD i^a^ .a*^ 

Underneath this there are some lines of 
more modem writing, now almost wholly 
effaced. 

Pol. 1 a contains Bom, i, 1 — 10 in a com- 
paratively modem hand. 

[Add. 14,479.] 

CXXXVI. 

Vellum, about 13|in. by 10^, consisting 
of 208 leaves, a few of which are much 
soiled and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 9, 179 
and 208. The quires, 21 in number, were 
originally signed with letters at the foot of 
the first page (fol. 10 a, .a ; fol. 20 a, -\^) ; 
at a subsequent period they were marked 
with Greek letters at the top (fol, 40 a, G ; 
fol. 50 a, < ; fol. 60 a, Z ; etc.) ; afterwards 
the first five leaves of each quire were num- 
bered on the verso, at the top, with Syriac 
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foU.20J, ^1; 2iJ,aj q; 22J, v- Y; 23 J, J r; 
24 J, g- ) ; and lastly, the end of each quire 
was noted by an Arabic numeral at the foot 
(e.g. foil. 9 J, J^l ; 29 J, AJb ; 49 J, d^\^ ; 
59 ft, jujU; etc.). Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 16 to 20 Unes. 
This volume is written in a large Estrangela 
of the vi*^ cent. ; with the exception of foil. 
1 — 8 and 180 — 208, which are in a more 
angular and less elegant hand of the x*^ 
cent. Greek vowels have been occasionally 

added (r, ^, h, p, s^ e.g. coafii^.core^:ia, ^s ^)- 
It contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans, fol. 1 a; beginning with ch. i. 8. 

1 Corinthians. Fol. 38 ft. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 76 ft. 
Galatians. Pol. 101 ft. 
Ephesians. Pol. 113 ft. 
Philippians. Pol. 126 a. 
Colossians. Pol. 136 a. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 143 a. 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 150 ft. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 155 a. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 166 ft. 
Titus. Pol. 173 a. 
PMlemon. Pol. 177 ft. 
Hebrews. Pol. 179 a. 

Colophon, fol. 208 ft, : jA^\"n\ >Li. 

: fdL&.iiK' : k!i^oA^ f<u % \ t. : cooAar^l&.i 

The lessons are marked in the usual way 
on the margins, some by the scribe, others 
by a later reader, who evidently drew up an 
index (r^!Jui.A •x.ia^), which is now lost, 
and also indicated certain chapters or sec- 
tions by the word r^oott^ (e.g. foU. 16 a, 
32 a, 37 ft, 41 a, 53 a, etc. 

The more recent portions of the manu- 
script were written by a scribe named John, 



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as appears &om a note on fol. 208 ft, at the 
foot of the second column : ^x£n ^.i 1^ 

(sic) J^l^.l KIa^mO Kll!iQ&M ^CU Ajk. f^A^ 

f^Lusn^m^n ^..aoaJL&a >coa:uiiLa oqp ^u»^:i 

The original note at the foot of the first 
column has been erased (only the word 
r^«2i^ is now legible), and in its place we 

read: r^v.iA caAcia f^%% Aia r^^iu^ •:• 

> ^ iA.iiui.i 

On the margin of fol. 163 ft, there is 
written in pencil, evidently at a quite recent 
period : 

Saronz Monm (?) 
Consul general 
Bu88e d'Aalexcmdri (sic) a fait le voyage 

dans le 
tesert (sic) pour trowoer le tempi (sic) de 

Jupiter amon. 

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CXXXVIL 

VeUum, about 8| in. by 5^, consisting of 
129 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 9, 30, 69, 70, 128, 
and 129. The quires were 15 in number, 
but \ and ^ are missing. Originally they 
were signed with both letters and arithme- 
tical figures (see fol. 99 a, ^^), but they are 
now marked with letters only. There are from 
23 to 27 Unes in each page. This volume is 
written in a fine, regular Estrangela of the 
vi*^ cent., Greek vowels being occasionally 
added by a later hand (r, ^, x, p, ^ jo and ?, 
e.g. foil. 100 a and 101 a). The points 
rukkakh and ktishshdi occur on foil. 25 ft and 
26. It contains — 



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The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshi^ta version ; viz. 
B/Omans. Pol. 1 b. 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 27 «. 

2 Corinthians, foL 54 a, ending on fol. 59 J, 
with ch. V. 12. 

Qalatians, fol. 60 a, beginning with ch. 
V. 18. 

Ephesians. Pol. 61 b. 

Philippians. Pol. 70 b. 

Colossians. Pol. 77 a. A leaf is missing 
after fol. 80, containing ch. iii. 5 — 22. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 82 a. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 88 a. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 91 a. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 99 a. 
Titus. Pol. 104 a. 
Philemon. Pol. 107 b. 

Hebrews, fol. 109 a, ending with the words 
.^cuB^ .*U9, ch. xiii. 21; after which a 
reader has added : ^i^\^ >LA rdMsox. ciA.i 
(sic) •&^a^.i A^ rdfia-jjui f^aAK" . ^asnr^ 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, and 
some have been noted on the margins by 
later hands. 

On fol. 1 a the Lord's Prayer is written in 
an ancient Arabic hand, now much eflfaced. 

(UJl) 



U-ij ^^iill Uyl fJ^J^ u^^^J^ *^^ f^' 






Uitj«^ . . . . ^ (^jcji\) ^Jl ^ cJJIiii' (UJ!) 
^ ^ ^ . . . . Ul (/lilj) yi^ |»^ 

[^J^^-^]» ^r^. ^j 9y^') 

u-'iKll ijjt IJ 

One Oabriel has recorded his name on fol. 
11 b : m^^^ \\r\ A^r^ia^^ A^ (sic) cJA^ 
(sic) ^ajs9 »:^i^iu co^oA^ ^^ ^^ *^^ 

[Add. 17,122.] 



CXXXVIII . 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 6|, consisting 
of 116 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and slightly torn, especially foil. 
1, 2, 31, 90, and 113. The quires, 12 in 
number, were originally signed with arith- 
metical figures (e. g. foil. 60 a, yu^ ; 70 a, 
yu/^ ; 100 a, ^), but are now marked with 
letters. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 27 to 31 lines. This 
volume is written in a fine, regular Estran- 
gela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent., with the excep- 
tion of foil. 37 and 38, which are paper leaves 
of the xiii*^ cent., inserted by the same hand 
that repaired fol. 90. Greek vowels have 
been occasionally added (v', m, s, p, r, >i or ,.), 
and also the points* rukkakh and ktishshdi, 
indicated, as usual, by small red dots. It 
contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans. Pol. 1 b. Subscription : Aeoiau 

COS ^K^ • K^iuuL^ajbSQ ft^nn^ o^a coa^ioa 
.0:0. f^LxsoAfO ^iir^na rdftAr^K^Q\^ 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 23 a. Subscription : 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 44 a. Subscription : 

ooa ^v^.l . r^ocAo cpnW .*ua ^i.iAiz«f<o 

.0:0. ^■\nTO re^r^l^oabAX. r±9Q^Jk& 

Galatians. Pol. 576. Subscription: Aeoiau 

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Ephesians. FoL 64 b. Subscription : Acoix. 
Philippians. Pol. 71 J. Subscription: AcoLl 

• oto. :u»a 

Colossians. Pol. 76ft. Subscription: AoJjl 

^QAA^GL^ :iiXJ3 ^i.iiiJLK'a . rtlMOcoi 
^^ftlSQ n&Q^;^ 009 ^r^:i • coaM*coair^a 

.o:o. K'iAiia ^fkair^a 

1 Thessalonians. FoL 81 a. Subscription : 

• o:o. ^ouoio 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 85 a. Subscription : 

i^ftlSQ f<^aa\ii& cna ^K*.! • cooK'ieaA^^ .*ua 

• o:o. ^vs:L.a 

1 Timothy. Fol. 87- J. Subscription: AcoLl 

. cD:usni^ r^ool :ua cooi^r^ ^ ^^^r^.i 
^iiA^a re'rtlMiiA^ r^sa^^ cna ^K*.! 

.o:o. KUmoio 

2 Timothy. Fol. 93a. Subscription: ^caLl 

. ^atti&i^.i r^^.i-&^ia f^jjsa.%xi Kl&CLocs&K' 
^^1^.1 i^iiiat 3& . ftlsaacDi ^ ^Ai^^K".! 

f<:aQ\ii& cna ^f<:i . co^isX^ r^ocA .T^a 
•o:o. f<^o ^^^a ^^ftlSQ 



Titus. Fol. 97 a. Subscription : &i»lLl 
K'acD f^jjsa.%0 acp.i cpnW ^0X9 K'^i\rt' 

^r^.l • cD.v2aX^ rdsoL^ire" :ua • CfiAn^nii 

.0:0. r^AiJL^a ^Axair^a K^ftlsa fdM\^^ coa 

Philemon. Fol. 99 6. Subscription: Aeoiau 

iCDOi^a r^U&r^a ^„n^\ift ^0X9 K'^i^rt' 

f^aOi^,^ coa ^K".! . r<!ia^ coada*QUK' .T^a 

• 0:0. r<^\iTO ^iT^o 

Hebrews. Pol. 101 a. Subscription : ^csqLl 

r^Mi\ii.& coa huf^^ . coOK^ioi..v2^ o^a 

.0:0. ^iM\JI^ ^ii[\^a] rCr^laa^aiK'a 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, 
with numerous additions by later hands on 
the margins. 

On fol. 116 b it is recorded that this volume 
belonged to the convent of S. Mary Deipara : 

v^i^.i:i f<u 1 \ T.3 fOcD rdaii^ »CDa^r^ 
\A T. f^a i!^^AAfl»r^.i re^ia:iMa9 r^UAiOfl^:! 
^.^^ ^1 ^ .TMLa iCDoLk. >OAl3 •xirdl 
• tCDoAur^ ft^ncn^kn ooa »cocuLk» iaL:wa Mtsttsn 

On fol. 1 a there are some lines of writing, 
consisting, as it appears, chiefly of proper 
names, the purport of which is not per- 
fectly clear : oo^i.^ f^cLsocuLo r^cLaat 

coaij^ >so^i.M ftlsaa^ (coai^P) 

(?) rdXloi coai^ ^CU (P) . . jM^^^^aiOD 
ooai:^ K'aaii ^.^OfiaiM (sic) coa^^ . . sncoa 

. [Add. 14,477.] 

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CXXXIX. 

Vellum, about 6J in. by 4^, consisting 
of 91 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 12, 20, 
21, 23, 26, 27, 34—36, 44, and 91. How the 
quires were signed, does not appear. Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning, and after foil. 
6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 16, 31, 35, 36, 44, and 74. 
Each page has from 25 to 29 lines. This 
volume is written in a small, neat Estrangela 
of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. Greek vowels have 
been added in a few places by a later hand. 
It contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

B/Omans. Pol. 1 a. Missing portions : ch. 
i. 1—13, V. 13— vii. 19, viii. 11—27, and xi. 
30 to the end. 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 13 a. Missing portions : 
ch. i. 1 — ^iii. 17, v. 10 — vi. 15, vii. 14 — ^xi. 20, 
and xii. 5 — 26. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 24 a. Missing portions : 
ch. viii. 7 — ^x. 2 and xii. 19 to the end. 

Galatians, fol. 36 a, beginning with ch. v. 22. 

Ephesians, fol. 37 a, beginning with ch. 
ii. 19. 

Philippians. Pol. 42 a. Missing portion : 
ch. ii. 25 — iii. 11. 

Colossians. Pol. 46 h. 

1 Thessalonians. Pol. 52 a. 

2 Thessalonians. Pol. 57 a. 

1 Timothy. Pol. 59 ft. 

2 Timothy. Pol. 66 a. 
Titus. Pol. 70 h. 
Philemon. Pol. 73 b. 
Hebrews. Pol. 74 *. 

ch. i. 1 — ^ii. 4. 
Colophon, : rc'Aii^K' 

followed by the usual doxology. 

Of the lessons, some are rubricated in the 
text, and others have been noted by later 
hands on the margins. 

[Add. 14,481.] 



Missing portion : 









CXL. 

Three vellum leaves, about lOJ in. by 8|, 
slightly stained and torn, written in double 
columns of frcmi 24 to 26 lines, in a good, 
regular Estrangela of the vi*** or vii**" cent. 
They contain — 

Pragments of the Epistles of S. Paul, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

2 Corinthians, ch. vii. 1 — ^14. 

1 Timothy, ch. ii. 5 — ^iii. 9. 

Hebrews, ch. xi. 9 — 27. 

[Add. 14,669, foU. 67—59.] 



CXLI. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 5|, consisting 
of 143 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 3, 9, 10, 22, 
31, 56, 77, 142, and 143. The quires, 16 in 
number, were originally signed with arith- 
metical figures (fol. 77 a, yu/uw), but have 
since been twice re-numbered with letters, 
on the second occasion incorrectly. Leaves 
are wanting after foil. 52, 63, 65, 56, and 94. 
Each page has from 23 to 28 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a beautiful, regular 
Estrangela, and dated A. Gr. 933, A.D. 622; 
but foil. 1, 2, 20, and 21 are paper leaves of 
the xiii*** cent. Greek vowels have been 
occasionally added (>., -^, s, p, ^ or r). It 
contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshi^a version ; viz. 

B/omans. Pol. 1 ft. The more recent por- 
tions are : ch. i. 1 — ^9 and xii. 8 — ^xiii. 7. 

1 Corinthians. Pol. 27 *. Missing por- 
tions : ch. XV. 48 — ^xvi. 6 and xvi. 22 — 24. 

2 Corinthians. Pol. 54 a. Missing por- 
tions: ch. i. 1—9, ii. 17 — iii. 13, and iv. 11 
— vi. 2. 

Gulatians. Pol 68 a. 
Ephesians. Pol. 77 h. 
Philippians. Pol. 86 a. 



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Colossians. Fol. 91 b. 
ch. iii. 4 — 20. 

1 Thessalonians. Fol. 96 b. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 101 b. 

1 Timothy. Fol. 104 J. 

2 Timothy. Fol. 112 a. 
Titus. Fol. 117 b. 
Philemon. Fol. 120 J. 
Hebrews. Fol. 122 a. 

Colophon, fol. 142 b : k'<^H\k'*=>^^^^^ >^ 
.o. v^lao!^ fduiAaL QocAoj&i r^ico^jsir^ 

The margins contain many annotations, 
chiefly indicating the passages of Scripture 
cited by the Apostle, but also referring 
occasionally to other matters. The following 
may serve as specimens. 

Fol. 39 a, 1 Corinth, ix. 5, marg. .^^ssocu oa 
Fol. 62 a, 1 Corinth, xv. 32, marg. i^Aoq 

....... XY. 33, marg. jtoarnisa.! rdixa^i 

Fol. 65 ft, 2 Corinth, xi. 32, marg. lOco 
• jto.iaicD.i Kbco ^eoccsiu \ j»ci^\r< 

Fol. 72 by Galat. iii. 17, marg. ^coijar^.! 

Fol. 77 a, Galat. vi. 14, marg. rda^i.^ ^ 

Fol. 83 ft, Ephes. v. 14, marg. K'^cuaj ^ 

Fol. 116 ft, 2 Timothy iv. 13, marg. r^i^ 
• xsnr< r^Joosnin rd*.ioca* 



reU f^iiT. 



Fol. 118 ft, Titus, i. 12, marg. rdso^ 

The lessons are indicated on the margins 
in the same handwriting as the notes, with 
some later additions. 

On fol. 143 a there is a note, stating 
that this manuscript was written for one 
John bar Sergius, from the village of Kaluga 
in the district of Serug, in the year of the 
Greeks 933, A.D. 622, and that he paid for 
it the simi of 14 carats: r^aii^ rdico 

K'iiQA^ ^ oq\ ailal.1 • -^giifiaa.! K^ia 

• rCia 0Q9.1 ^ A^.ia . {cdcuLm.! lOi^cu 
J^i^^r^ rt:s^.Ta cofiax. A^^.i acb KbAr^.1 
oq\ A^ . rtWU2&;fl9 »coaM«»ia acp • >cruioo 
^'(kcA^ .. ciir»ia Kbooi ottL&l.i rdli^aA.1 
. . • ^asnr^ • r<iinT^\ ai&L.i fdjb.i£ «^e^Lfk.i 
rCiAl.i : r^CD r^aii^ oq\ Ardz^i ^:i AoA <• 
: cQiSQ ^BLijbSa^ or^ co^sa •aaiifki.i or^ oos 
^K^a^a : ooA jjiftjLsna .iar^.1 acoir^ ^s^e^hx ar< 
COS KluA ar^ : ^.isn oiiso juoaa oK^ >coaL^ 

. .^aiji\n r^3CD cAa .. >LA coa^^iiaa oos Ap.V 

.• coAA2^ r<bAf^ fdM\^ ^ci^a ^r^o 

. A^ojL AbAnr).! TA^acb .. ciax*is> ^q^iio^Aoq ^& 

. . aco AojL »\chi Ar<t 

rdaii^.! »Qoa?wii\ ^co-^AiK'] ♦ K'iaiuJtoi 

rdjjA^ . r^.lcDOJb. fOciA oq\ r^^MA.! A^ v 

This was one of the manuscripts which the 
abbat Moses of Nisibis brought to the con- 

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vent of S. Mary Deipara, as appears from 
another note on the same page (r^coM r^Kb 
^cD ii9^ r^S^u f^iiniyi). This has, how- 
ever, been re-touched throughout, and the 
first part of it altered, so as to make it 
appear that the book was presented to the 
convent by one Zachariah, the son of Paul, 
the son of Bar-sauma : kImj^i i^i.^ i-^^% 

At the foot of fol. 142 b there now stand 
the following words, written over an erasure, 
perhaps by the same hand that altered the 
previous note : K'v.il rdico rdaAifk iCDa^K" 



Ix. VOto 



rdXa 



»cDaiV^:i 

On fol. 143 b there is an astronomical 
figure, containing the names of the -^t nV^ 
or signs of the Zodiac. Some writing at the 
top of the page, of the x*^ cent., but much 
eflBsk^ed, explains the use of the figure. Be- 
neath it is written: ,^\^i rdi2i^ Ajk. cA-i 
. .i^iSk^ cD^oV^ vyK':u» \sLa rdico i^aii^ia 

[Add. 14,478.] 






CXLII. 

A vellum leaf, much torn, 7| in. by 4f . 
The writing is a small, neat Estrangela. It 
is the last leaf of a Nestorian manuscript of 
the New Testament, dated A. Gr. 993, A.H. 
63, A.D. 682, and contains — 

The Epistle to the Hebrews, ch. xii. 28 to 
the end, according to the Peshitta version. 

The colophon, which is unfortunately 
much mutilated, runs as follows ; 






K'v.l.l f^OAflDf^a .... 

^ 19.^^ CD^cA^.l rd«M^ r^JU^n 

K'iuu.i^ f<iuwk.9 m\yi\A<?ki!^ rdarC 

K'vn.ia n!s.u (?) 

rdXaAi»K'9 oqL^ 

[f^a^]A9i^a Qoa aa . . . . K^^ 

f^ f<oaMJL rf . . r< 

z*a »aix.a\a 9\^r< 

>\jn I yp . >i i^no 

rc'AicUtK'.i r^Aix^^ia 

M KlfifL&.l f^Ll4& 

[Add. 14,666, fol. 56.] 

cxLin. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 6J, consisting 
of 20 leaves, many of which are more or 
less stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 4, 5, 
8, 9, and 10. The quires are signed with 
letters, but only .i is complete, leaves being 
missing after foil. 1, 4, and 8- Each page 
is divided into two columns, of from 29 to 
33 lines. The writing is a good, regular 
Estrangela of the vii*^ cent. The contents 
are — 

Fragments of the Epistles of S. Paul, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version ; viz, 

Romans, ch. i. 1 — 16, vii. 11 — ^ix. 25, and 
xvi. 16 to the end. Pol. 1 b. Subscription, 
fol. 5 a : fdAsaacDi ^cA.i K'^iXj^' Aeoiau 

K'AuuLMJLM r^acL^ ; to which a later hand 
has added: kISlXk" f<::»^ii& co^ ^r^ 



1 Corinthians, ch. i. 1 — iv. 17, and x. 27 
to the end. Fol. 5 ft. Subscription, fol. 16 i: 



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^i.iiuLK'o f<!*io:ioaa.i Qoa&AA& ^ ^^^K*.! 
coof^AiaaA^ .va ; to which a later hand has 
added: .Qoaa*f^&f^ Q^CL^a^iao oocoft^i^Kb 
, w^\iTiO ^^r^no rdft\t<. ftbo;^^ COS ^K^n 

2 Cormthians, ch. i. 1 — ^v. 17. Fol. 16 b. 

The lessons are rubricated in the text, and 
a few have been noted on the margins by 
later bands. 

The writing on fol. 1 a is so much effaced 
that only a word here and there can be 
read, such as rdjL.iaja.i r^:M[ai], rci.^, 

f^ mgwininn f y^s^^r^n 1^ po A^a , etc. 

[Add. 14,468, foil. 1—20.] 



CXLIV. 

Five vellum leaves, about S^ in. by 6, 
slightly soiled and torn (Add. 14,666, foil. 
51 — 55). The writing is a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the vii*^ or viii*^ cent. They 
contain — 

The 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians, ch. vi. 
2 — 16, and viii. 5 — ^x. 15, according to the 
Peshitta version. 

Eol. 52 has been used as a flyleaf for a 
volume of discourses of Jacob of Batnae, as 
appears from the list of contents on the 
margin : A^^a . r<n\o flr> A.^ r^i^ar^so 

A.^.0 . f< I ^ T 13 «^a^r^ A.^.a . r^Ls^liA 

[Add. 14,666, foil. 51—55.] 



CXLV. 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 71, consisting 
of 82 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 8, 20, 21, 



and 77 — 81. The quires, nine in number 
(the last of only three leaves), are signed 
with letters. There are from 21 to 32 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
rather inelegant hand of the ix*^ or x*** cent., 
and contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans. Fol. 1 b. 

1 Corinthians. Fol. 14 a. 

2 Corinthians. Fol. 27 b. 
Galatians. Fol. 38 a. 
Ephesians, Fol. 42 b. 
Philippians. Fol. 47 b. 
Colossians. Fol. 51 J. 

1 Thessalonians. Fol. 54 b. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 57 b. 

1 Timothy. Fol. 59 *. 

2 Timothy. Fol. 63 b. 
Titus. Fol. 66 b. 
Philemon. Fol. 68 b. 
Hebrews. Fol. 69 ft. 

Colophon, fol. 82 b: j^ \ ^\ y%\ i, 

K^ivL».iii re'^.i^:! K^iu^isn coLk A^ coiial^ 

Only a very few lessons are marked in 
the text, e.g. fol. 23 a, r^.icafl9.ia r^4jJiliL.i >iA . 

[Add. 17,123.] 

CXLVI. 

Thirteen vellum leaves, 8J in. by 6^ 
(Add. 14,468, foil. 21—33). Each page 
has from 17 to 23 lines. They are written 
in a good, current hand of the x*^ or xi*** 
cent., and contain — 

Fragments of the Epistles of S. Paul, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

2 Corinthians, ch. v. 12 — x. 10, fol. 21 a ; 
and xj. 12 — xii. 16, foL 26 a. 

Galatians, ch. ii. 6 — v. 11, fol. 28 a. 

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CXLVII. 

Paper, about 12^ in. by 8|, consisting 
of 161 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 6, 15, 
and 36. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 16 in number. A couple of leaves are 
wanting at the beginning, and also after fol. 
4. Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 19 to 23 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular hand, with occa- 
sional Syriac and Greek vowels (+, jt), and 
other points ; and dated A. Gr. 1566, A.D. 
1254. It contains — 

The Epistles of S. Paul, according to the 
Peshitta version. Title, fol. 3 b : K'iacp Ajk. 

Romans; imperfect, ch. i. 24 — ^ii. 22 being 



OP 



missmg. 



Fol. 3 h. 

1 Corinthians. Fol. 28 a. 

2 Corinthians. Fol. 54 h. 
Galatians. Fol. 71 b. 
Ephesians. Fol. 80 *. 
Philippians. Fol. 89 *. 
Colossians. Fol. 96 a. 

1 Thessalonians. Fol. 102 b. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 108 a. 

1 Timothy. Fol. Ill J. 

2 Timothy. Fol. 119 a. 
Titus. Fol. 124 6. 
Philemon. Fol. 127 b. 

Fol. 129 a. 
fol. 160 a: rdii 



Hebrews. 
Colophon, 



^ .. ^ 



?4x. 

r^ciAv^.l 

o o 

Numerous lessons, altogether 160 in num- 
ber, are rubricated in the text. An index 
of these, now imperfect, is prefixed to the 
volume, fol. 1 a. Subscription, fol. 3 a — 



rdi^l.A.1 ft^iiAM^ iu^aK" ,fti%».icua ^aix. 
•• • • • ^ • • ^ * %., 

S , OOP 

On fol. 150 b there is a note, stating that 
this manuscript was written A. Gr. 1566, 
A.D. 1254, in the convent of Abba Yuhannan 
Ze'ura, or John the less, in the desert of Scete, 
by a Persian monk from Sigistan, named 
Behnam. rdico Kla*^ •aiuftMl.i ^ ^A^rt" 



r^ift.ia • r^^cun ,t^oo ^iiLa r^r^soaLMMC 
•r<l.lAiiL*.l Klar^K^iCXJ^l ^U>CU KlaK^.i K^iubsa 
. ^i^sn.i fd^if^a.1 • t2t^&afl9K':i K'ia.usns^ 
re'v^ >lcaa ft^i\y ji^i^^a ^.i \vip 
v^l^Kla.1 f^ksx^xs^ «^.^iftL^fi9 po.i fd^vsa 

Another note on the same page tells us 
that the said Behnam presented it to the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara. rdlci r^r^ 

r^iub.i«.i r^iftll Klad\& r^ciA h\X^ >lcii3 

. re^HSkOX. u>;>lo fdAao!^ »ATin KlaK^.1 rc^it^ 

A note on fol. 161 a further informs us, 
that at this time Babban Yeshua* of Zargel 
Castra, near Hisn Kifa, was abbat of the con- 
vent of S. Mary Deipara ; and that Athana- 
sius was patriarch of Alexandria ;* but the 
name of the occupant of the see of Antioch 
is left blank, perhaps because of the conten- 
tion between Dionysius VII. and John bar 
Ma'dan.t 



* See Renaudot, Hist. pair. Alexandr. Jacob., p. 599 ; 
Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii. col. 493. 
t See Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. ii. p. 376 etc. 



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. fduLftiaL j»o\cJ^ r<^i-in\\ ^Ji^K".! r^:z*.i« 

t^ i tl ■ \ T f<L«.ja9lCL^.l tfw* > ».^ >^ \*-^^ 

re'ricD v^v.1.1 rdx*:iA r^v^aui iu&or^K^Wi^ 

rdAK" jaaA^M • Kl&fd&.i fdlftM».l i^i^fda.1 
Auiii.l cb^oV^:! • re'ciAf^ r^K* •dJB^doQO 

On fol. 150 6, at the foot of the page, there 
is the following note, dated A. Gr. 1823, A.D. 
1512, in the handwriting of a monk of Nisi- 
bis, named John : iOcd r^aiuka ,\^ 

Ajk-o tCDoLk. r^XA» f^ia.! A\nn [. rd^jA^HSk-i 

r^lfia^M coAo tt..^^ -^^r^ iuUL ^cdo 

[Add. 17,227.] 



CXLVIII. 

Four paper leaves, 10|- in. by 8^, the first 
of which is slightly torn. Each page is 
divided into two columns of from 24 to 26 
lines. The writing, which is good and 
regular, is of the xiii*^ cent. They con- 
tain — 

The Epistle of S. Paul to the Romans, 
according to the Peshitta version, ch. i. 1 — 
iv. 16. 

[Add. 17,224, foU. 67—70.] 



CXLIX. 

Two paper leaves, lOf in. by 7i, both 
much torn. Each page is divided into two 
columns of 21 or 22 lines. The writing, 
which is good and regular, is of the xiii**^ 
cent. They contain — 

The Epistle of S. Paul to the Romans, 
according to the Peshitta version, ch. v. 12 — 
vi. 22. 

[Add. 17,224, foil. 71 and 72.] 



CL. 

Five paper leaves, about 10 in. by 6f , all 
much stained and torn (Add. 14,691, foil. 
110^114). The writing is good and regular, 
of the xiii*^ cent. They contain — 

Fragments of the Epistles of S. Paul, 
according to the Peshitta version ; viz. 

Romans, ch. xv. 14 — 33. Fol. 110. 

1 Corinthians, ch. ii. 4 — ^v. 10. Fol. Ill a. 
[Add. 14,691, foil. 110—114.] 



CLl. 

Two paper leaves, about 10 in. by 7, both 
much soiled and torn. There are 25 or 26 
lines in each page. They are written in an 
inelegant hand of the xiii*^ or xiv*^ cent., 
and contain — 

The Epistle of S. Paul to the Hebrews, 
according to the Peshitta version, ch. xii. 5 
— ^xiii. 25. 

[Add. 17,224, foil. 73 and 74.] 



CLII. 

Two paper leaves, about 6f in. by 4J, 
written in a rather inelegant hand of the 
xiii**^ or xiv*^ cent., with from 19 to 21 lines 
in each page. They contain — 



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The Epistle to the Hebrews, according to 
the Feshltta version, ch. xii. 13— xiii. 19. 

[Add. 14,738, foU. 8 and 9.] 



CLIII. 

Paper, about 8^ in. by 5|, consisting of 37 
leaves, the first of which is much soiled 
and torn. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally six in number, but the first 
and last are wanting, and the second is 
imperfect, there being a lacuna after fol. 1. 
There are 16 or 16 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
hand of the xiii**' cent., and contains — 

Extracts from the Pauline and other Apos- 



tolic Epistles, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion; viz. 

1 Corinthians, imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2 Corinthians. FoL 6 a. 
Galatians. Fol. 8 b. 
Ephesians. Fol. 10 b. 
Philippians. Fol. 13 b. 
Colossians. FoL 15 b. 

1 Thessalonians. Fol. 17 b. 

2 Thessalonians. Fol. 18 b. 

1 Timothy. Fol. 18 6. 

2 Timothy. Fol. 21 a. 
Titus. Fol. 22 a. 
Hebrews. Fol. 24 a. 

The Epistle of S. James. Fol. 29 b. 
The first Epistle of S. Peter, imperfect. 
Fol. 34 a. 

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CLIV. 

Vellum, about 12 in. by 9, consisting of 
73 leaves, one of which, fol. 66, is much 
mutilated. The quires, eight in nimiber, are 
signed mth arithmetical figures (e.g. fol. 9, 
f, ; fol. 19, f^f)^ to which the letters of the 
alphabet are sometimes added (e.g. fol. 39, 
^; fol. 49, ^). A later hand has nimibered 
not only the quires, but also the leaves, with 
the letters of the alphabet, sometimes in- 
correctly. Leaves are wanting after foil. 
69 and 65. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 18 to 22 lines. The charac- 
ter is a large, elegant Estrangela of the vi*^ 
or vii*^ cent., with Greek vowels occasionally 
added by a later hand (^ € h ^ ^). This volimie 
contains — 

The book of Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom 
of Jesus the son of Sirach.* Title, fol. 1 6, 
r^vooia.! r^iea&M • Subscription, fol. 73 5, 
r^VQ9V3.i r^iea&M •a^iftsaX T^ % which is 
followed by the usual doxology. The mis- 
sing portions of the text are chap. xl. 11 — 
26, and chap. xlvi. 4 — 18. Fol. 66, which 
contains chap. xlvi. 18 — ^xlvii. 4, has been at 
one time separated from the volimie, and the 
following note is written upon it in a hand 

* This manuscript has been used by Dr. de Lagarde in 
his edition of the Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament, 
Leipzig, 1861. 



ofthexi*^orxii*^cent. iasd rt^hsj^ itLico 
or^ * A lO^Ti or^ • »CBoiu»f< r^^CLfJlM 

»a.A»o (sic) A^r^iiAft" CD^OSQ liua ^o 
^ >flf<b . oauior^ (del.) oai.v»orf r^^Jbal 
(del.) J^ n\\i^\ r^^flLxAXa ooia r^l^ir^ 

On fol. 73 b there is a note, stating that 
this manuscript was brought to the convent 
of S. Mary Deipara by Moses of Nisibis, 
A.Gr. 1218, A.H. 294 (A.D. 906-7), being 
a present from Emmanuel, Abbas, John and 
Saliba, the sons of Abu '1-Bashar Abd-allah 
of Tagrit. ^iL«.i kS*.i\ ftLicn rdsiu^ ^aL •:• 

cpAio \r> n.i • f^Aliui\Jk iTi\ CLarf ocp.i 

• f<lA*.ll (sic) >i inn • ^,^ai^.l ■ 1 \ \ ^^SL^ 
j»^i.UO «,Qoaaacu> K^fiOLMJO ^k^^oooAlM vyiaio 

»c0oLk. >aaj.i f^o • r^ioaor^^ f<v.i.i mJLSn 
fdLauMM r^Kb . ooxsQ .101^0 ja<xaifiJ.i or^ 





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«1^ •fi»cu> • r^:ioai*:i caAuoauciao f<nr»n*«iu 

r<\ i^T. rdM^^o r^aiAf^ ^.lA^ ^oA^ 
[Add. 12,142, foU. 1—73. 

Vellum, about 7i in. by 5^, consisting of 
127 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and soiled, especially near the beginning 
and end. The quires, 13 in number, are 
signed with both letters and arithmetical 
figures (see foil. 29 a, 59 a, 99 a, 109 a, and 
119 a), but have been twice renumbered, in 
part incorrectly, by later hands. Each page 
has from 21 to 25 lines. The writing is a 
fine, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ 
cent. This volimie contains — 

The first and second books of the Macca- 
bees ;* viz. 

1 Maccabees. Pol. 1 6. Title: f^i^oo 

• A*rf fd^jaoo ^caaioo 

2 Maccabees. Fol. 70 a. Title: r^vaoo 

A single lesson, f^.tu:L..i rdi^ia , is marked 
on fol. 6 a. A more modem hand has called 
attention to the history of Shamuni and her 
seven sons and Eleazar, by writing at the 
beginning (fol. 90 a) tjosu. A^.i rf iu2b&^ 
KLioQ&a f^Afi9 iiAuAKb onuiso^ and at the 

end (fol. 96 6) r^AuajLAi AcmIx. . 

[Add. 14,446.] 

• This manuscript has been used by Dr. de Lagarde 
in his edition of the Apocrypha, Leipzig, 1861. 



CLVT. 

Vellum, about 7f in. by 5 J, consisting of 
32 leaves, the first of which is slightly torn. 
The qnires, four in number (the last imper- 
fect), are signed with letters. Each page 
has from 26 to 30 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a neat, regular hand of about 
the x*^ cent., and contains — 

The Book of Women, Klib.i Klsiifk ,* com- 
prising the following books : — 

1. The story of Susanna, ^cul A.^^*i 
r^ii&aj . Fol. 1 b. 

2. The book of Esther, i»iu»r^i i^ai^ • 
Fol. 5 b. 

3. The book of Judith, ^3001*3 r^Au^LX.^ • 
FoL 15 a. 

4. The history of Thecla the martyr, 
r^^.ioQjto kiLd^.i r^iuA-iftUL^ • Very im- 
perfect. Fol. 32 b. 

On fol. 1 a there is a note stating that this 
volume belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. ^.iJu iuaa.! r^v».i.i r^zi.! k!9&l& 
f^r^ • 9^11^091^3 r^V33^0a.i 1^4*10093 r^orAf^ 
r^orAf^ ^ orA ■\i\t. rdl orA Aax.3 ^ A^ 
^.^^ • ^M*V» r^AuL f^r^ • CD^oA 1^0013 

[Add. 14,447.] 



CLVII, 

Vellum, about lOJ in. by 8f , consisting 
of 36 leaves, (Add. 14,484i, foU. 12—47), 
some of which are slightly stained and soiled. 
The quires, originally signed with both let- 
ters and arithmetical figures (fol. 21 a, ^V)> 



• See Add. 14,652, fol. 1 h, and Egerton 704, folL 
197 a and 287 a. This manusoript has been used by Dr. 
de Lagarde in his edition of the Apocrypha. 



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are five in number ; but of the first only a 
single leaf remains. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 21 to 30 lines. 
This manuscript is written in a fine, regular 
Estrangela of the vi^ cent., and contains the 
following apocrypha. 

1. Part of the Protevangelium Jacobi, 
commencing, in ch. xvii. of the Greek text, 
with the words ^a:^ K!*i203 msQcu ^.i >%9 
rda^3 v^r^. Fol. 12 a. See Pabricius, Codex 

Apocryphus N. T., t. i. p. 103, airrij ^ 'f/fiepa 
tcupiov ironiaet w; fiovKercu; Thilo, Codex Apo- 

cryphus N. T., t. i. p, 236 ; Tischendorf, 
Evangelia Apocrypha, p. 31; Cowper, The 
Apocryphal Gospels, p. 18. Subscription, 

fol. 14 d, CB^lCCuLr^ «.^;^.l CDIi^OSQ >J^ 

The Syriac text has been published in 
Wright's " Contributions to the Apocryphal 
Literature of the N.T." (London, 1865). See 
also Tischendorf, Apocalypses Apocryphae 
(Leipzig, 1866), p. 41, etc., and Cowper, 
The Apocryphal Gospels, p. lii. 

2. The Childhood of our Lord Jesus, 
> ^^- ^.^^.1 cD^cu\^. Pol. 14 b. It is the 
so-called Evangelium Thomae IsraelitsB, with 
the omission of the first chapter of the Greek 
text (Pabricius, t. i. p. 159 ; Thilo, t. i. p. 279 ; 
Tischendorf, Evaag. Apocr., pp. 134 — ^149; 
Cowper, The Apocryphal Gospels, pp. 152, 
448). See Wright's Contributions, Tischen- 
dorf s Apocalypses Apocryphae, p. liii., etc., 
and Cowper, pp. Ixxv. and ex. 

3. The Departure of my Lady Mary from 
this world, r^boL^ ^.i >Ai2o >^i2o.i cain&» 
KlicD , in six books. Pol. 18 b. Of this apo- 
cryph there is another copy, among various 
Lives of Saints, in Add. 14,732, fol. 2 6, 
with the title, rt'oaAr^ I&1.1-LI.1 t^h\,xj^^jLh\ 
j^hso. It has been edited, with an English 
translation and notes, in the Journal of 
Sacred Literature, 4'^ Series, vol. vi. and 
vii., 1865. Other redactions of it may be 
found in Add. 14,484, foil. 9 — 11 (see no. 



CLIX), and in Add. 12,174, fol. 449 a, 
which is a volume of Lives of Saints. An 
Arabic recension has been published by 
Enger (Elberfeld, 1854), under the title of 
" Joannis Apostoli de Transitu BeatsB Marise. 
Virginis liber;'* and the corresponding 
Greek and Latin texts have been edited by 
Tischendorf in his Apocalypses Apocryphse, 
p. xxxiv., etc., and p. 95, etc. A cognate 
work is the ^.^i-m >^i-M3 ca^aoA, Add. 
14,484, foU. 1—8 (see no. CLVIII). 

Colophon, fol. 47 a: rdsAiAa •a^iftsaX >ix. 

. f<mT*w ,\ n Ti 

[Add. 14,484, foU. 12—47.] 

CLVIIL 

VeUum, about 10| in. by 8^, consisting of 
8 leaves, most of which are much stained 
and mutilated, especially foil. 1, 6, 7, and 8. 
It is imperfect at the beginning and end, 
and there are considerable lacunae after foil. 
5 and 7. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 25 to 27 lines. The writing 
is a good, regular Estrangela of the v*^ or 
vi*^ cent. These leaves contain — 

Portions of an apocryph, of which the 
running title, foil. 5 b and 6 &, is oa*aa\ 
>«i2Q i^i^ori , " the Obsequies of my Lady 
Mary." The text has been published, with 
an English translation, in Wright's "Con- 
tributions to the Apocryphal Literature of 
the N. T.'* Other fragments of it exist as 
palimpsest leaves in Add. 14,665, foil. 21 — 
24, and Add. 17,137, folL 6—11. 

[Add. 14,484, foU. 1—8.1 



CLIX. 

Vellum, about 9|in. by 7, consistiDg of 
three palimpsest leaves (Add. 14,484, foil. 
o2 



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9—11). There are 32 or 33 lines on each 
page, except on foL 11 a, which has been 
left unfinished. The writing is good and 
regular, of the x^ or xi^ cent. These leayes 
contain — 

Fart of an apocryph, entitled r^iu^jL^ 
f<kiaiua i^caAr^ iiU-* r^iuLi:i^3 , ^^the 
history of the holy Mother of God, the 
Virgin." The text has been published in 
Wright's " Contributions to the Apocryphal 
Literature of the N. T." 

The more ancient text, which seems to be 
of the ix**" cent., is too thoroughly washed out 
to be legible, at least on foil. 9, 10, and 11 a. 
Fol. 11 b contains a diagram for finding the 
commencement of Lent, etc., with an ex- 
planation of its use, also much effaced. 

[Add. 14,484, foU. 9—11.] 

CLX. 

A vellum leaf, about 8^ in. by 5, much 



soiled and torn. It seems to haye been one 
of the fly4eaTes of a manuscript. The writing 
is a cursive character of about the x*"* cent. 
It contains — 

On the recto, the Letter of Abgar to our 
Lord, in an abridged form. Compare Cureton, 
Ancient Syriac Documents, p. ^ and p. 2 ; 
and Cowper, the Apocryphal Gospels, p. 
Ixxxi. and p. 219. 

Below, there is a note, stating that the 
book, of which this leaf formed part, belonged 

to one Lazarus of Sauwaran {J^fyo near Hims) 

^ (?) f^4ibU is 11^.1 ftLicB rdsiifk >c0a^r^ 

The writing on the verso is so much 
effaced that not a single line is wholly 
legible. 

[Add. 17,218, fol. 90.] 



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CLXI. 

Vellum, about 9J in. by 6f , consisting of 
312 leaves, some of which, particularly near 
the beginning, are slightly injured by damp. 
The quires, 31 in number, are signed with 
both letters and arithmetical figures; e.g. 
foL189 6, 

but in the first eighteen these marks have 
been carefully erased, except one on the first 
and last page of each quire.* The number 
of lines in each page varies from 27 to 40, 
The manuscript is written in a small, Nes- 
torian character, and dated A. Gr. 1210, 
A.D. 899.t The vowels are added through- 
out, in the form of small dots or points, as 
well as various diacritical marks and signs 
of punctuation. On fol. 1 h the Greek vowels 



* Neither the meaning of the letters written perpen- 
dicularly on each side of the numerical figures^ nor their 
arrangement, is quite intelligible. In quire 31 they are 
J^ ; in 30, »^ ; in 29, nlfi^ ; in 28, «a& ; in 27, 
A^; in26,.i&; in 25,^; in 24, aa ; in 23, v& ; in 
22, jAi^ ; in 21, J!^ ; in 20, •& ; in 19, i^ In the 
earlier quires they have been erased. 

t FoU. 1 and 2 are more modem; and haye from 23 to 
26 lines in each page. 



have likewise been appended, viz. p» 49 <» h, i 
and 4. The diphthong au is indicated by aJ-^ 

a-e« Examples: f<s»ac0^^ kILsiu., ^ux-ia, 

r^ioi J oauoio. * The contents are — 

I. FoU. iV- 303 6. A work entitled "The 
Book of the Collections of the Vowel-points 
and Eeadings, which are in the Holy Scrip- 
tures.'^ It may be not inaptly described as 
a sort of Syriac Masora^ exhibiting all the 
more difficult words and sentences of the 
Biblical text, with the appropriate vowels 
and signs of punctuation, and accompanied 
by marginal notes, both critical and ex« 
planatory.t 

^ At the foot of the page there is an explanatory note 
the last line of which is much injured. So far as legible, 
it runs thus ; f^vaCU ^ail^ kIaOIa »..aMf< >Va 

hof.'xl ^ wn\\ . f^LauSooflaa »\ (sic) >A&.iJl 

it ^ y p: 

.._ 

• • • • CDSp • • • 
t On works of this class see the treatise of M. 1' Abb£ 
Martin, ''Tradition Elarkaphienne, ou la Massore ohez les 
Syriensi" in the Journal Asiatique for Oct.-NoY., 1869, 
no. 54, p. 2i6. He has some remarks on Add. 12;138, 
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Title, fol. lb. tAx^i Juuas f<ciA'i:da 

• • • \a • • • • 

' ••• . • • 

The Canon of Scripture, as recognised 
in this work, comprises the following books 
in the order in which they are here enume- 
rated. 

1. Genesis. FoL 1 b. Subscription, : cmLl 

2. Exodus. FoL 24 a. 
8. Leviticus. Fol. 38 b. 
4. Numbers. FoL 48 a. 

6. Deuteronomy. FoL 61 a. Subscription : 

^ * • • • • «# «# 

• • • 

6. Joshua. FoL 74a. Title: r^caoMx. :.90^ 

«« • • 

♦♦ * * * 

7. Judges. FoL 83 a. Title : r^^i^ : ^oik 
^•••' • • -.• • _^ • 1: ^ '^ • 

« 

8. The Book of Samuel (undivided). Pol. 
91a. 

9. The Book of Kings (undivided). Pol. 
108 6. 

10. The Psalms. Pol 124 i. Title: ^o^ 

. 
♦4/ 



11. The Proverbs of Solomon. Fol. 143 b. 
Title : r^^ ^3 : r^'iaa r^oi^uL •a^^ 

12. Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus 
the son of Sirach. FoL 150 a. Title : .ao^ 



• •• • • \ • • • ,, 

» 

13. Ecclesiastes. Pol. 160 b. Title : ^oii 

.. s.o.'i is 

14. Ruth. Pol. 162 b. 

16. The Song of Songs. Pol. 164 a. 

16. Job. Pol. 165 a. 

17. Isaiah. Pol. 172 a. 

18. The twelve minor Prophets. Pol. 187 a. 

19. Jeremiah and Lamentations. Pol.l99a. 

20. Ezekiel. Pol. 216 a. 

21. Daniel. Pol. 227 a. 

22. Bel (r^<i^^ \ts) and the Dragon 
(i<i^^). Pol. 231 b. Subscription: ^ic 

• • ^ • • • • . 

23. The Gospel of S. Matthew. FoL 232 b. 

24. The Gospel of S. Mark. Fol. 242 a. 

25. The Gospel of S. Luke. Fol. 247 a. 

26. The Gospel of S. John. FoL 257 a. 

27. The Acts of the Apostles. FoL 266 a. 

Subscription : r^jJbc*.! jaaAtt^ va ylx^ • 

28. The three Catholic Epistles, viz. the 
Epistle of S. James, the 1st Epistle of S. 
Peter, and the 1st Epistle of S. John. FoL 

* The following Psalms are inscribed rt^inn^ Ai^ , 
"concerning the Maccabees," 47, 56, 67, 58, 59, 60, 62, 
69, 74, 79, 80, 83, 108, and 109. Ps. 143 is mscribed 

f^oAoM.! r^^.lo^. See Add. 17,110. 



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276 a« The subscription jMuj^B^i^ >li. 
kUmLk..^ is repeated, foL 279 a. 

. 29. The fourteen Epistles of S. Paul, in 
the usual order. FoL 279 a. After the sub- 
scription of the Epistle to the Hebrews, we 
read the following words, foL 303 b. 

f^JkcuJL^l .aMb ^19^** *^?^ «^^o^ ^.1 

_5 • • #. • ...... 

iiuAj9.i r^j^a ^ifti\ o r^f^SiO r^iL»iOf<.i 

• f^T^iio ^TOLD v^MlSQ r^d^:u>:j 

" Here ends the writing of the difficult 
Towel-points and readings of all the Books 
of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testa- 
ments, the sum of the number of whose 
sections* is 615 ; viz. 126 in the Torah, 164 
in the whole Beth-Mautbe,t 29 in David 
(the Psalms), 131 in the Prophets, and 166 
in the New Testament." 

As specimens of the text, take Exod. I. 
1—7, Ps. I., and S. Mark 1. 1—5. 






>o^ 



* These sections are regularly marked on the margins 
throughout the whole manuscript. 

t This term includes the Book of Joshua, Judges, 
Samuel, Kings, Proverbs, Ecdesiastious, Ecolesiastes, 
Ruth, the Song of Songs, and Job. See Add. 14,440. 






.^f^loAfitt^ ir^idawssb-i 



i^CD 



h^^ 



L9 



#.* • . . • • • • 

'' . * • • 

. fdMOi Kl»i.*{.i rfiflL^ v^<fi^ •:^«^ 

• .I9f^ rd:k^x.l.l fdMiOf^a .r^A*.i{.i 

• * * 

ftLii^ \xksn r^cD3 • rdu^ rd^:k4.rda 



V 



% * 1 • * * * 

opckcA dtoqs ft^n Mo • « ^^Mior^ 

The marginal annotations chiefly refer to 
matters of pronunciation and accentuation. 

Eor example: fol. 2 d, .. >.ir^ iuir^ r^k^re' 
marg. •ftAr^ ysox^^. Eol. 2 d, vy^.i.a4:i > 
marg. «A.i , no 1 \o . FoL 4 &, ^ir^ 
^4.^.^090 , marg. A • ax\^. Fol. 110 a, ^a 
f<jfein?a r^.vMu^ne' ^ , marg. .900.^^^ i^ 
iu4» • Fol. 4 a, f^jkcLAJoA ca«.ia:k. r^v.i-» > 
marg. t\cB « FoL 4 a, r^Al&nlJdQ Aa ^ 
Aa.r^^39 marg. »\o9 . Fol. 11 d, ol^LoiiiSa 



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A2^ia ) marg. (rd^ooii) mh\ rd\ « FoL 8 a, 



8 bj KlLiii ija^ool oaiaO) marg. 3 • %^f<. 

V # 

Pol. 7 d, cLflUf.Vu cq\ •ii.uii^f<a, marg. 
^. v^f< Fol. 20 b, rd£ax\^ v^f< •^aJL^o 
KlLiflfb".!, marg. .\^ . v^r^, Pol. 4 a, 
CL^iJk^r^, marg. ^ f<:u» • Fol. 18 &, r^ca 

marg. > f^ruua .ik. r^.VM • Fol. 7 a> i-? 
»\ ^il acp-.>j^» marg, w • .ofl^r^. Fol. 15 
a, tJiL fOJLo, marg. ».ajo9^ f^ . Fol. 
11 a, fhsnlGLfOm ^I'yy iJspt^a, marg. 

ADf<. Fol. 21 a, r^i^a , (sic^ altered from 

• « * 

rt'i^a), marg. a . j»^^ f^. Fol. 22 a, 

\ V ^ % 

•^iA >jLa oocDO 9 marg. •& • f^Laio^ rd\ • 
• • • • ^ ^ 

• Fol. 11 &9 KdreocL ^^ oA oi^ .i^n r^cao, 

marg. (rd»^i) ^1. Fol. 10 a, v^a ti^a 

»cp • kILm , marg. i^liArtlx^n . Fol. 26 a, 

ftLicD ft^^\\ ^rdsflfe" KlJMi •>t»9 marg. 

f^ii&zA&c« . Sometimes they are explana- 
tory of difficult words. For example: fol. 1 J, 

K^ior^ is explained by r^i^r^ r^icacu . 

Fol. 2 a, f^(kM.ifir by f<n^<\ft> rdL»». Fol. 

2 ^f w^^MLA^by jtooLi fiuocD • Fol. 104 a, 

^^?\»»^ n^i^da^a by r<i^i\&sa f^<^i\u^ • 
Various readings and references to the 
Hebrew and Greek texts occasionally occur. 
For example, Ps. cxxii. 2, fol. 140 6, 

• os^isn ^oA r^<iv2nfV:i rdi^aL vwrtb , the 

marg. has .cbiii^o vtjl r^v»f<la . On Eccle- 

siasticus, xxxvii. 10, foL 157 J, a 



vyiKi , is remarked : k!X ftLiH^K' 
^ sM^^ . Pol. 24 b, Exod. i. 19, A\a 
^ff f<^uii.i , marg. isart* f<^<u» r^i.n:k. • 
Fol. 85 a, Judges vii. 11, coia •.a^.iA^ 

iL^^ f<\u rfocB .^ ■> M , marg. r^in \i 
i^Af^ f^iii:^ . FoL 85 b, Judges, yi. 19, 
f<\^fttnn »»ifirrdl^^o , marg. i2»r^K:*in^ 
f^ine'iaa »»ir^ f^^oia . Pol. 84 a. Judges iii 
15,rdi«;.i oo.^f^^9cp f <>|iT^ 3 'f ^?V^ °^a^* 
idbf^ ^29al».i rd^JCUft (afjAfxnepoSi^ios:)* Pol, 
98 a, 1 Sam. xxii. 18, ^Ha^t^Lx^jf a •^aM^, 
marg. ^kxsn^a t^lsaisa^ r^ucua • Fol. 108 d, 
1 Elings, i. 2, r^^vxJLUouipa coA r^acaiio, 
marg. i^of^ r^^iiuiy^ r^Lucu . Pol, 137 d, 

Ps. cxi. 1, f<ai.i.^.A r^trf 1^-1 r^ALboa , marg. 
♦--*.• ' " 

viif^ f^^.i^a f^Lufiu . FoL 188 d, Hosea, 

♦ %• "•" 

xi. 4, r^lxir^ aa.l tt^inun , marg. ^.1 ft!4CD 

»cDo^f^ KliiUi f^4«icxfiaj9.i • Peculiarities 
in the readings of the Syriac (Nestorian) 
schools are also referred to (foil. 120 a, 
259 d, f^^VMf^ f<\cLajtof^) ; in particular 
those of Nisibis (^^a^ , foil. 18 a and J, 
23 6, etc.), of Mar Mari near Seleucia 
(jAfl> Ikl »ird» »iM iua, fol. 10 a), of Ma- 

huza (rduicUlfii, foil. 115 J, 116 J, etc.), 
of Aitilaha (r^coJu^f^ iu^jD , foil. 250 a, 
256 6, 257 a, ^c), and of Kanduke (/ka-a 
rdoo'iiA, foil. 28 a, 69 a, 252 a, etc.). 
In one note, fol. 8 J, the agreement of the 
schools on a certain point is mentioned, 

II. Fol. 303 b. A selection of passages 
from the Scriptures, to Ulustrate the use of 
the various signs, of punctuation and accen- 



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tuation^ separately and in combination. Title : 
fi£\pio K!*SiM^o f<i\ V..1 r^aoMoa A^ •ao^ 

III. Fol. 308 a. On various letters of 
the alpliabet and their combinations. 

1. On the combinations in writing of the 
letters A o :i .a at the beginning of words. 

* • » • • 

2. On the combinations of the same four 
letters with h\AJ^n -V^^a at the beginning 

of words. .TA ih.^o^r<r iix. ^io Aj^ •ao^ 
Ajw «Jusar^i)t^no Kfeg^T •auia i\nn^'ivi*g»i 

. ^TnKAtao ^m iV\ AjA ^.1 ih^^oJif^ .^ki.aifl^ 

/ / •* / / •♦• 

• Ol . A . 9^ . Zl . "^^^ 9^ • ML ^21 ^OCD 

3. On the letters ^ ^ ^ r^ as marking 
tenses and persons, ^.o^r^ ^f^ •^Hne' 

4. On the letters h\ ^ a % o w t^, when 

suffixed. >i\ATn ^iIa.! ^..o^Vt' ^1%" ,vnT 
*' 1 • t ** .v * * ** 

. Ol • ^ • A . fff . O • 00 

Subscription, fol. 309 b : ^.^^ ,\ inftii >ix. 
ftlfiaio!^ r^si^ ^.j^fV.! r^.i.i.2;^ ^CDOsaiJio 

"" . .,. •« ^# •. 



IV. Fol. 309 ft. ^e foUowing brief ex- 
planation of certain critical marks attached 
to words in the biblical text. 



»^.l t ,^ AT 1^1 pi3a *rdi*i.nJMli Klaiuk.1 



Aur^ ,\^ ...j^b • ^v»ix. rdlr^ .* rdi*H.n^.i 
f^ija9 ^..omido AjA ^r^.i K^a*.i.*j f<*imfiri*i 

f<bafigua ^r^ ,\ \^ «,.^r^ . •...oarf ^rV 
^1.1 *. «.^n*iflo.i rtl^^Hflo tt^^omido AjA ^f^.i 
orA ^Ji^iflo ^cb orA .^f^ • •..^r^ ,\ ATi^i 

. fX^cu.1.1 f^Hfl» ^^^omido AjA ^f^n f^<^a*.i3 
i?\Sii ih..r^f»*i >i^ • r^saAfi» «..air^ ^v»i4* 
^.^.Kb • ai*iur^ t^LAa^3 youiaa «^.ooru ^r^ 
f^lfio «^,ocaido AjA ^f<3 f^boeaua ^r^^&J^ 

«,^.^XuijBD.l f^^ ■ ft» Aa3 . rf 3CO .^f^ ^.1 •^.i 

Aa r^imlfiftiio • fd^i^^ m^s^ f<JLSn^xjL^n 
• f<^o^K^ iu&or^ ^^^Olr^ «,.^aa*ija9.i rd^oJLfi^ 

•ao^o . ^r!f iul rduH-aJM.i ^3 KlaiuLa 

r^^*** r^Li-ai ^^n a.aii^^f^.1 

^..^ooRLao I . ^ \ ij<x.>o ^cniar<^o 



♦ The word rdl^in^p literally means «' teacher of 
reading." 

t On Ram-yeshlia* see Assemani, BibL Orient., t. iii. 
pars L, p. 86. 

J The name erased is evidently that of Narses, tJl^il . 
The others are Abraham and John of Beth-B^bban. See 
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^*ia^c«3 r^soikaa ^r^»^:^ «^s^ .f^oadtoK^a 
^3 >^c«f^ . »ia f^i^iM ^..OGol^ n^iij;\n 

»iA . r^i&io r^.iflLBL& ^r^3 f^sojL ....oou 
^a • 3CUila f^jLMJto r^.iaaAj9 ^f^s^no 
iA;k.f< r^3flLBL& r^iA^i •* Auf^ ^'^'^ ^^ 

• f^Aiiso orA acD r^^^ : ^isof^ or^ i»f^ av^ 



.^ 



^loral^a 






.V, 



»&c«o 



? 



03.1 



f^uiuz. ft^iM%T^\ QoA f<unr\t 



On foil. 310 b and 311 a we find a series 
of notes, written by the same hand as the 
rest of the book. 

The first three inform us that this book 
was written by Babai the deacon, in the con- 
vent of Mar Gabriel (also called the convent 
of the Confessors) near Harran, in the year 
of the Greeks 1210 =A.D. 899, when Mar 
John * was Catholic Patriarch of the East, 
and Mar Jacob bishop of Harran and Calli- 
nicus {isj]). 
^ia^.l f^^*ia.i KLicD f^aiifk •a^iftsaX ^oix. 



Assemani, Bibl. Orient, t. iii. pars i., pp. 63, 71, and 72 j 
in particular, p. 71, note 1. 

• John III., according to Le Quien, Oriens Christ., 
t ii. coL 1133. He died in the autumn of this same year. 
Compare Assemani, Bibl. Orient, t il, p. 440, no. 56. 



ft^^\\nC 



Qo^caauia . • f^Aia«&iao:i i^aAsm jtoO&A^ 

r^^AA^a r^i*^ « f<\ymiiaVrda f^2^^f^a 

• ,QBfni\nao 

,\ ATi • «^^o^.l CD ia • K!9f^.l caia 

i ftLicD ft^^\\n KV^4.^^a» v^:»4»V3 
i^Iam vyr^ .a^.! ttlutJSajLSa »ni\ • s«iu^9 

The next two notes state that the book 
was written for one Dodon of Dura, who 
purchased it for his sons Sisin and Makkika, 
by the former of whom it was collated and 
corrected. 

K!*o.i • KLiCD rdaiuaA : l^i^o ^.i >.4iu& 
f<lsara.i ^Uiaxt» • r^AJsmr!^ ^^.^acy^n KllaULO 
r^ • K!*io.l «^o^.l ia • i^lixsazSQ .iomA 

»CDoLk. f^X^ r^ia.i Aa 
• ^tSnr< . rd&xova 
^..0^.1 • ftLiCD KlaAuftA »oiu^a ^9 A^ 
KLli^04X.l %^f^ . rdC4Zo ya^xk^f^ ia • K!*ia.i 
•f^ijtdULSo ^4flaAi]9.*i ^.1 oico >CDaia.ia . aaDQCOa.! 
^.^r^ >iA4JJ f^aiAf^.1 • tCDOMrf Kl^o-a^na 






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^.OCoLk in\^\o l\pw\o • f<^la4»01 f^'i&ALS 

Then follow the words : >1\^ tisa k!X 

"Lord, let not be withheld the reward of 
the five pairs (of fingers) that have laboured, 
and of the two (eyes) that have exerted 
themselves, and sown seed in the field of 
animals (i.e. on vellum) with the feathers 
of birds (i.e. quills), through the strength 
of the Holy Spirit." 

ocp .^f^o rdJLSkW ft£2«^.i f^\\\9 rdi o^iX 

"Of a truth, O reader, just as the pilot 
rejoices when his ship reaches (the harbour 
and is safe) from the storms and waves of 
the sea, so too the scribe rejoices at (reaching) 
the last line." 

On fol. 311 b we have one of the ordi- 
nary anathemas, here somewhat fuller than 
usual. 

coa r^^tl^n r^co Kls&isA orA AnL.i ^.i Ad^ 
ore' . CI2150 >jjlI^.1 Of^ . ansa •aoiiaa.i or^ 
. »cp.i f^.Vf^ f^AA^ Aa« cif^ . cQXsn ^1^.1 
. JLA ^.1 f^co coiJdal orA v^ciaM r^o 
. r^AuiLax^o f^AiCuAulAi ^ ^a-u* f^ocm 

Below this are four lines of interlaced 
ornament, after which we read : 



»its»r^.l r^^A^M f^^oia ot^ %^^n 

vA».i r^.ajAMia ^r^ ,\^ t^m rdsAiflks-i 

: f<:SL^ r^iuk..v.l f^lCDOi vaA:wio : f<!\»^ 

f^lXJMrSQ »Aa A^ kA^^.1 vA a^^^f^^ f^ 

• ftLiCD K!9Mk jUD.ia .9^:1 

V. To fill up the last page, fol. 312 a, the 

scribe has added a few jottings, under the 

title of r^CLSJ»r!fi Tt^lai.! r^^caJdolxiab , 

" Traditions of the Masters of the Schools." 

1. To show that Moses, Aaron and Miriam 
died in one year. 

2. On the manna in the wilderness. 

3. On the Syriac points and their inventor. 



i€0 



:i^ 



I^aIOCD AS^GuX «^eoA^ ^C0 • .9^ ^10^ 

jtooio.ior^^ tiJSQ r^lXA.*ia.*i A!\^ • cafia\ii&a 
rclucu ^ Aa«o f^aiiiLA jub& ^KLicu 
f<o^n n ftii^r^ r^ja^ax^r^ >iso itlA^iCLfisA 

*. Kl^oAr^ 

4. On Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and 
the wife of Job. 

5. The prayer that S. John (the Baptist) 
taught his disciples. 



v%A >jaM 



iv-9 >>^*1r^^t» f<!x..iao.i 



(read tAAX..Ta) >Jb.Ta f^z*:ia Klsrf . »ci3 rc'^co.i 
tJCUta vy&iasi.! f^unAXi >u:^.ior^o • vyiixA 



. VVdl 



vy»oi ^ >ii\^o wis 



* On Joseph Huzita see Assemani, BibL Orient, t. iii. 
pars i., p. 100; on Theodore of Mopsuestia, p. 30; and 
on Ibas of Edessa, p. 85. 

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6. On Aaron and' Hur holding up the 
hands of Moses. 

[Add. 12,138.] 

CLXIL 

Vellum, about 10| in. by 7, consisting 
of 247 leaves, a few of which are much 
stamed and torn, especially foil. 10, 230, 239, 
240, 244, and 246. The quires, 26 in 
number, are signed with letters. Each page 
is divided into two columns, of from 24 
to 34 lines. This volume is written in a 
good, regular character, of the ix**" or x^ 
cent. Greek vowels are added through- 
out {vj M, H, p, jt, ^ and <i), and also the 
various diacritical marks and signs of 
punctuation, rukkdkh and kushahdi being 
represented by red points of large size. The 
contents are — 

I. Pol. 1 6—223 a. A work entitled " the 
Book of the Vowel-points of the Holy Scrip- 
tures,'* similar in its general character to 
Add. 12,138, but much more closely re- 
sembling Add. 7183 (see Forshall and 
Boson's Catalogue, no. XLII, p. 64, etc.), 
and the codex described by Wiseman in his 
Horae Syriacae, p. 149, etc.* Title : ailai» A^ 

o->o rdkftij33 k!9^.i f^bijau. 

The books of Scripture are taken in the 
following order. 

1. The Old Testament, according to the 
Peshitta version : Genesis, fol. 1 b ; Exodus, 
fol. 10 a; Leviticus, fol. 15 a; Num- 
bers, fol. 18 b; Deuteronomy, fol. 24 a; 
Joshua, fol. 30 b; Judges, fol. 35 b; Job, 
fol. 40 a; Samuel (imdivided), fol. 46 a; 

* On these and shnilar manuscripts, see the treatise of 
M. I'Abb^ Martin, ** Tradition Earkaphienne, ou la Mas- 
sore chez les Syriens," in the Journal Aaiatique for Oct.- 
Nov., 1869, no. 54, p. 245. 



Psalms, fol. 56 a; Kings (imdivided), foL 
67 ft; Isaiah, fol. 78 a; the twelve minor 
Prophets, fol. 89 b; Jeremiah, foL 100 a, 
to which are added the Lamentations and the 
Prayer of Jeremiah, fol. 109 6, the two 
epistles of Baruch, 111 i, and the epistle of 
Jeremiah, fol. 113 b; Ezekiel, fol. 114 a; 
Daniel, fol. 123 6, to which are added Bel, 
fol. 127 J, the Dragon, fol. 127 6, and 
Susannah, fol. 128 a ; the Proverbs of Solo- 
mon, fol. 129 a; Ecclesiastes, fol. 135 a; 
the Song of Songs, fol. 137 a ; the book of 
Wisdom, fol. 139 a; Ecclesiasticus, or the 
Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, fol. 
144 a. 

2. The New Testament, according to the 
Peshitta version : the Acts of the Apostles, 
fol. 152 a, to which are added the epistle of 
S. James, fol. 160 d, the first epistle of S. 
Peter, fol. 161 a, and the first epistle of S. 
John, fol. 162 a; the fourteen epistles of 
S. Paul, in the usual order, fol. 162 b ; the 
Gospel of S. Matthew, fol. 180 a; S. Mark, 
fol. 189 a; S. Luke, fol. 192 b; S. John, 
fol. 201 a. 

3. The New Testament, according to the 
Harklensian version: the Acts of the 
Apostles, fol. 206 a ; the epistles of S. Paul, 
fol. 210 b; the four Gospels, fol. 216 b. 

Colophon, fol. 223 a: ^hiAsnl >1jl 

X 



\ 



As a specimen of the text, I transcribe the 
commencement of the book of Genesis, fol. 

P O PHP 

cauoio • 09090 cpaik AiocD rd^W • f^j^^r< 

'si 
y 

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siub^ 



•1 















^H ^ * r % 

tJOla ^^^^^Lsio • m^ml^^ rd^ir^.1 r^(&iaM»0 

» y . • ^ '^ .y 



r^oco iior^ (fol. 127 a). One eminent 
teacher is constantly indicated by the word 

rdiao!^, abbreviated oi^.* Besides these^ 
we find the following authorities cited : 

Sergius, fol. 29 h^ a:b.W jMu^irdfls (text 



rclM* tJCUJS 



o\!Lo 






ca 



- - • • • • 



O^ir^), 115 6, »Xi^f<o 



(text 



Rom. xii. 16, 



^LaLf^o); Cyril, fol. 60 a, Ps. lix. 11, 

^ H H 

n\\i ; Philoxenus, fol. 165 a, 

and an anonymous critic, rdaflv, foil. 44 a, 
133 J. Of the remaining notes, the greater 
part refer to matters of punctuation, or are 
explanatory of difficult words. As examples 

take the following. Fol. 24 5, r^^aaii coat 
f^A.4jte« oiai. In Gen. 1. 26, the word 
KlJ^o.i is explained by rt^^nmAiy^ {ikaHrai- 
KOfLov), fol. 10 a. On the word t<haXui in Job 

vi. 6, there is the gloss r^iift2i^ cd, fol. 41 a. 
On the margin of fol. 206 a we read : i«» ^ 

rd&cuJLo •:• w^\fti I \ ^ or^ ^fiU9 r^iooda 



The marginal notes, which are mostly in 
the same handwriting as the text, refer 
principally to various readings or different 
modes of punctuation, more rarely to other 
matters. The yarious readings are usually 
indicated by the word M^hsxsn or jA^iiaLSoo, 
" and there is found," abbreviated hsxsn or 
jiLsn; but sometimes in other ways, e.g. 
rdkMi^ (fol. 46 a) or KLiH*»re' (fol. 200 b). 
Not a few are taken from the Septuagint : 
^^i^iT^a (fol. 59 b), ^^i^nT.1 , m or X; and 
one of these is inserted in the text, Ps. xl. 6, 
fol. 58 &, . ^^^^ r€l rdUaiflUBD rdML3.ia 

•:•: »\ Aojaii. The Harklensian version is 
referred to by Kliai«», abbreviated v», and 
sometimes by fd»ar^^ (foil. 152 a, 158 b, 
166 &). The readings of the Karkaphensian 
doctors are also frequently mentioned: 
rd^&D'ia (foU. 158^, 167 6), abbreviated 
^ (fol. 152 6), in (fol. 195 a), and ^ 
(fol. 6 b); i»rf ja%a ^ .T4>a or .v»a 
rebcD vire' i'io ^ (foU. 97 J, 133 a, 148 a, 

151 J, 185 a, 199 J) ; ijsbt^ .^ooai» :M»a -. _, .% -r- 

.^, ' .. ^ J ^ vT^u >a^lrd».i , maig. >afJM3 o\; text .^rd^r^ia , 

f^ocD, with r^l^i^aia.! added by the same ^ € - — ▼ 

hand (fol. 121 b); and perhaps also .v»a marg. ^i.i eS^. 



* According to Wiseman, Rosen, and Forshall, the 

word f^lLaoIL indicates the readings of the PSshi^; 

but it seems ahnost certain that, like r^AJto, it 

designates those of some eminent Doctor, probably, as 

M. rAbb6 Martin has shown, of Jacob of Edessa. These 

notes always relate to matters of orthography and pro- 

o y ^^ 
nunciation; e.g. foL 73 5, text |^^iucvi?ii xsk, marg. 

% '^ ?'y y 

^%utitt^n rdlaO^; foL 94 a, text r^yJbsb .ai. 



marg. 



:. Tt^MiSfi a2^ai 



fol. 140 a, text ftl4tt«iif^^ 

H H y 

£ y 

marg. KLaJtoiAja tt^lnoV; foL 163 h, text OoXl 
p H^y ^ ^^ 

—, '^ y 

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*• fdi^rt^ ^1^ AidkCB ^.^Oloi • K^oiiir^ • reui2«3 

II. Writings of Jaeob of Edessa ; viz. 

1. A letter to George, bishop of Sanig: 

H ^ < 

>\^^^ ^.v^ KLioo rdsAiflks.! • Fol. 223 i. 
See Add. 7183, fol. 122 b; and Assemani, 
Bibl. Orient., t. i. p. 477, no. 6, and p. 478, 
no. 8.* It has been edited by Dr. Phillips, 
" A letter by Max Jacob, bishop of Edessa, 
on Syriac Orthography," etc., London, 1869, 
and by the Abb4 Martin, " Jacobi episcopi 
Edesseni Epistola,'* etc., Paris, 1869. 

2. A tract on the tenses, persons, genders, 
diacritical marks, and signs of punctuation : 

f<i4%a. Pol. 228 a. See Add. 7183, fol. 
125 a; and Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. i. 
p. 477, no. 6. This tract has also been edited 
by Dr. Phillips and the Abb^ Martin. 

3. A tract on the signs of pimctuation or 
accents, showing by examples how they are 
to be written : «^^GaJu.i ^,,oqpA\\\^ .ao^ 

. aiA^^r^. Pol. 232 a. This has been 
edited by Dr. Phillips, as Appendix I. to the 
work cited above. 

III. The lives of the Prophets, ascribed to 
Epiphanius: julm^t^ jtoouf^l&Aaf^ r^x*.ia.i 
^ ■^\ .1 ^Aftf^.i ^1^3 k!9^ ^ • japoii^ao.i 



* From the former of these two passages of the BibL 
Orient, it is clear that this is the identical manuscript 
which Assemani had in his hands in the convent of S. 
Maiy Deipara, though he has somewhat strangely described 
it as containing a lexicon. 



Pol. 234 b. See Opera, ed. Petavius, t. ii. 
pp. 135 — 149 ; Migne, Patrol. Gr., t. xliii., 
col. 393. The lives of Nathan, Abijah and 
Joam (1 Kings ch. xiii.), are placed after 
that of Malachi, whilst those of Azariah, 
Elijah and Elisha are omitted. 
IV. Several short tracts; viz. 

1. The names of the signs of punctuation, 
according to Thomas the deacon (Thomas 
of Heraclea P) : ^.i » n \ .i r^wacLi.i rt'oidaiL 

ft^iT^T^ . rdsaof^^ . PoL 240 a. 

2. The signs of punctuation, with examples 
of their use : r^iA^en rdijuK".! r^sXucuL 
cnTiin «^soiia9o 34iA^ • Poll. 240 a and 2416.* 

3. The names of the Greek accents: 
^lMl^T■ f^AiaA.1 K'vacu.i K'cacsu.. Pol. 242 a. 

4. On the conjunctions i-*-^, ^.i, Aua^, 
ja\ , etc. : rdi«r^.i • f^a x saaL, ! r^Ldbri f^iflof^ 

^^.loiiaM. Pol. 242 a. See Add. 7183, 
fol. 126 b. 

5. A list of words, arranged in alphabetical 
order, exemplifying the various uses and 
positions of the diacritical points: .aoii 
J^t^ A^ ^kaas2^:i r^Va<u.i i^L^o^H^ Jil^ea^ 

iun . Pol. 242 b. Compare Add. 7183, fol. 
132 a. 

6. The number of verses in each of the Bib- 
lical books : r^sn&.i r^oudo.! f<Aax.aM .ao^ 

f^^.v>.ia . Pol. 246 b. See Add. 7183, fol. 
131 J. 

On fol. 247 a, in a later hand, are some 
remarks on the points called rukkdkh and 
ktishshdi, in two sections, the one beginning: 



• These tracts have been edited by the Abb6 Martin, 
and in part by Dr. Phillips, in the works cited above. On 
Thomas the deacon see, in particular, Dr. Phillips* third 
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K'^o^ff ^03 :us> ^ j^ A t o .1 .^iusi K" 



the other : kIxam ^ ^ ^i rdouMcuto r^waoj 
v^isQ ^id.i ocb . In the latter it is re- 
marked that j^ and .^^have three points; 
viz. kuahahai above; rukkakh belovr; and a 
third, which is between the two, written in 
the middle of the letter, as in r^sav^ and 

On fol. 1 a there is a note, stating that 
this manuscript belonged to one Abraham 
bar Abd-al-Masih of Edessa: tcoo^f^ 

Under this stand the letters E PP, written 
by a European hand. 

A note on fol. 247 b records that the 
volume was repaired and bound for the second 
time by the priest Euraij : rdfl^io^ ^.imo ja9.i 

ijcea f^ift^ rd*ift.l -^loa f^ai29U..i fOco 
rdAtrt" A& ^ : Klirt" •ikjaA rdXr^ : ^i^.i 

[Add. 12,178.] 

CLXIII. 

Vellimi, about 4| in. by 5, consisting of 12 
leaves, most of which are more or less soiled 
and torn. The quires are signed with letters 
(•a, fol. 76). There are from 21 to 24 lines in 
each page. The writing is neat and regular, 
of about the x*^ cent., with numerous Greek 
vowels and other points (^ , € , x, p, s , u^, w, as 

f^^aj^.i, v^iHd, oo.*!-^). These leaves 

formed — 



* Compare the article "Jacques d' ]^esse et les 
voyelles Syriennes," by the Abb^ Martin, in the Journal 
Asiatique for Mai-Juin, 1869, no. 51, p. 447. 



Part of a small book of the Vowel-points 
of the Scriptures. The title, fol. 1 ft, is 
mutilated: rd*>oio r^Jjao r^^ar^ >->a 

f<^^.l r^oofisu..! f^a[z.aa.l rda^ .aoii^].! 

After a short preface, fol. 1 ft, come the 
following books — 

1. The Proverbs of Jesus the son of 
Sirach, vyiai^^ia.! r^oocsu. . Fol. 2 ft. 

2. The Proverbs of Solomon, r^c 
^.^o^oJuL.! r^icsb ^ . i<l»o. Fol. 4 ft. 

3. The Book of Wisdom, re'ieaA^.i r^o 
c^iiai. Fol. 6 a. 

4. Ecclesiastes, 3-»o.i [va ^cdJclo ^ 
rd\»a rt'ooesiuL . Fol. 6 a. 

5. The Song of Son^, ^ m n t >i ^ 
^.jVjpi\Ti.i r^iujojuii. Imperfect at the end. 
Fol. 6 ft. 

6. Joshua (ch. xix.). Fol. 7. 

The remaining leaves, foil. 8 — ^12, are so 
much stained and soiled, that the rubrics 
are in general no longer legible. Fol. 11 a 
seems to contain Judith and Esther. 

A mutilated note on fol. 1 a indicates that 
the book belonged to the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. [Add. 14,667, foil. 1—12.] 

CLXIV. 

Vellum, about 12^ in. by 8^, consisting of 
14 leaves, the first of which is much stained 
and torn. The quires, now only three in 
number, are signed with letters, •», ^, and 
n. The first quire has been entirely lost, 
and of .^^and .i only the first and last 
leaves remain. Each page is divided into 
two columns, of from 29 to 32 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
hand of the x*'' or xi*^ cent. The points 



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rukkdhh and hushshai are marked in red, 
and numerous Greek vowels are appended 

X 

{y y M, X, Py « or ^, r^y and % as tcon i\Tio 9 

X 

foL 5 b, cui&^r^, fol. 11 ft). It contains — 
Part of a work similar in character to the 
preceding. Running title, fol. 10 ft, rd^ioA 

(«dASi\29Q.io, "Book of the Vowel-points of 
the Old and New Testaments and of the 
(Greek) Doctors." The fragments remain- 
ing extend over only a small part of the Old 
Testament. 

Genesis ; very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

Exodus. Fol. 1 a. 

Leviticus. Fol. 6 ft. 

Numbers ; imperfect. Fol. 9 a. 

Deuteronomy ; very imperfect. Fol. 12 a. 

Joshua ; very imperfect. Fol. 14 a. 

Judges ; very imperfect. Fol. 14 a. 

The margins arfe covered with notes by 
three or four hands, giving various read- 
ings (^^), explaining difficult words, etc. 
The Septuagint version is often cited 
Qi\ nT.Ta, jLi^y or ft^iiiviT-i). The 
authorities quoted are Daniel of Salach, 
f<ft4jA^ Jurdu.i , commentary on the Psalms, 
fol. 4i a ; Ephraim, foil. 3 a, 5 a, 8 a ; Narses 
the Nestorian, f<\i\ reLiaJbo rdx»ia^^ ijaoii 
rdk^Ai^ , fol. 10 a ; and Severus of Antioch, 
r<S«ardfl9, foil. 2 ft, 5 a. 

[Add. 17,162, foil. 1—14.] 



CLXV. 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 6^, consisting 
of 66 leaves, most of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 8, 11, 
12, 16, 24—26, 55—59, and 62—66. The 
quires are signed with letters (e.g. fol. 35 a, 
co), but several of them are either lost or 
imperfect. Leaves are wanting at the be- 
ginning and end, as well as after foil. 6, 18, 



22, and 65. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 26 to 38. This manu- 
script is written in a rather careless, irre- 
gular hand of the xi*^ or xii*** cent. Greek 
vowels are added throughout (r^xp, u^, 
+ or jt) ; as also the points rukkakh and 
kushshdiy in the form of red dots. It con- 
tains — 

A work similar in character to Add. 12,138 
and 12,178, but of much smaller dimensions, 
and confined to the Old Testament, the 
books of which are taken in the following 
order : — 

1. The Pentateuch ; viz. 

(Jenesis; imperfect at the beginning. 

Fol. 1 a. 
Exodus. Fol. 4 a. 

Leviticus, as far as ch. ix. 9. Fol. 6 ft. 
Numbers; imperfect at the beginning. 

Fol. 7 a. 
Deuteronomy. Fol. 9 a. 

2. Joshua. Fol. 13 a. 

3. Judges. Fol. 15 6. Of the leaf which 
contained ch. i. 7 — viii. 18, only a small por- 
tion remains. 

4. Job. Fol. 18 ft. The leaf which con- 
tained ch. v. 22 — xv. 34, is lost. 

5. First and second Samuel (undivided). 
Fol. 21 a. The leaf which contained 1 Sam. 
XX. 27 — ^xxvi. 25, is lost ; and of that which 
contained 2 Sam. viii. 1 — xvii. 12, only a 
very small piece is left. 

6. First and second Kings (undivided). 
Fol. 26 a. 

7. Isaiah. Fol. 31 a. 

8. The twelve minor Prophets. Fol. 37 a. 

9. Jeremiah. Fol. 41 ft. To which are 
appended — 

The Lamentations. Fol. 47 a. 

The two Epistles of Baruch. Fol. 47 6. 

The Epistle of Jeremiah. Fol. 48 a. 

10. Ezekiel. Fol. 48 ft. 

11. Daniel, including the song of the 
three holy Children. Fol. 52 ft. To which 
are appended — 



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Bel and the Dragon. FoL 64 a. 
Susanna. Fol. 54 a. 

12. The Song of Songs. Fol. 54 ft. 

13. Bcolesiastes. Fol. 65 a. 

14. The book of Wisdom. Fol. 56 a. 

15. The Proverbs of Solomon. Fol. 58 a. 

16. Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus 
the son of Sirach. Fol. 61 a. 

17. ThePsahns. Fol. 66 a. The leaves are 
wanting that contained Ps. xlii. 7 — Ixxxvii., 
and Ps. cix. 29 to the Qnd. 

[Add. 14,482.] 

CLXVI. 

Paper, about 7i in. by 4|, consisting of 36 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1—3, 14—17, and 23—26. 
The quires were originally 9 in number, the 
first five of which are now lost, with the ex- 
ception of two leaves. They are signed with 
Syriac and Greek letters and arithmetical 
figures, thus: fol. 3, o) o ^; fol. 13, 
N I yu^ ; and fol. 23, x j» y^/^* There are 
from 18 to 20 lines in each page. This manu- 
script is written in a good, regular hand of 
the xii**' cent., and is fully pointed with 
Greek vowels (y, ^, x, p, ji, iy, 5, 2> e.g. 

u. y u. Ak u. 

tconiTiO, tcon i\\ ^r^, c^^ojj), rukkakh, 

kushshdi, etc. It contains — 

A work similar in character to the pre- 
ceding, exhibiting some of the books of the 
Old Testament, in the following order : — 

1. Ruth ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Susanna ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

3. Esther ; imperfect. Fol. 1 J. 

4. Judith; imperfect. Fol. 2 a. 
6. Isaiah. Fol. 3 a. 

6. The twelve minor Prophets. Fol. 10 a. 

7. Jeremiah. Fol. 16 a. To which are 
appended — 

a. The Lamentations. Fol. 23 b. 

b. The two Epistles of Baruch. Fol. 24 a. 



c. The Epistle of Jeremiah. Fol. 24 b. 
Subscription : . r^lss^.! . r^coMx. . omLl 



^ ^ 



8. Ezekiel. Fol. 26 a. The subscription is 
repeated in Armenian capitals, fol. 30 a. 

9. Daniel. Fol. 30 a. 

10. The Psalms. Fol. 32 b. 

The margins contain short notes by different 
hands, referring sometimes to grammatical 
points (e.g. fol. 7 6, c^iua^ ^ •-^^r^i^ 
Klua^ ^ ^..^oa^), at others to readings of 
the Septuagint (^L , e.g. fol. 7 a), or else 
explanatory of difficult words (e.g. fol. 9 ft, 

fdii:^.!^, marg. ^1^ .!«» . «). 

On fol. 36 a there are two notes, one of 
which seems to be of nearly the same age as 
the manuscript. It states that a certain 
Yeshua', the son of Rabban Sergius, of Meli- 
tene, became the son-in-law of the writer in 
in the year 1474, A.D. 1163. jdAK" kxxa 

^\y^ GoA c<cuLSao %mr\ ■ ji n rdL»i2Q ^Iksn 

. toaassAoa 

The other note is of later date. AuLxa 

ji^i *• j«.2ao die JSbXrff All T no • rd*iQj99:i 

. rd*icUB9.i r^^ir^ rducLi Kl^JLsia 

"In the year 1500 (A.D. 1189) the Franks 
went forth to the country of Syria. And in 
the year 1448 (A.D. 1137) the king of the 
Greeks went forth to the land of Syria.'* 

[Add. 14,684, foil. 1—36.] 

CLXVII. 

Paper, about 7^ in. by 5, consisting of 81 
leaves (Add. 14,684, foil. 37—117), some of 
which are much stained and torn, especially 
foil. 110—112, and 117. The quires hare 

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been left without dgnatures. Leaves are 
wanting after foil. HO, 111, and 117. The 
number of lines in each page varies from 
19 to 25. This manuscript is written in a 
good, current hand of the xii*** or xiii*^ cent., 
with numerous Greek vowels, etc., and con- 
tains — 

A work similar to the preceding, but com- 
prising not only biblical books, but also the 
works of several Greek Fathers and other 
writers.* The margins are crowded with 
notes, and with words written in Greek 
characters. 

1. The New Testament ; viz. 

a. The Acts of the Apostles, r^lssiuk 

i^^mLl T^k . j)9fiuatt^ia.i, to which are ap- 

V 

pended the three Catholic Epistles. Fol. 37 a. 

b. The Epistles of S. Paul, in the usual 
order. Eol. 39 a. 

c. The four Gospels, according to the 
Feahitta version. Fol. 43 a. 

d. The four Gospels, according to the 
Harklensian version, r^l^aitb^i c^iioialxM • 
Fol. 46 a. 

On fol. 48 a and b are written the ge- 
nealogies of our Saviour (S. Matthew, ch. i, 
and S. Luke, ch. iii.). 

2. The Greek Doctors; viz. 

a. The writings of Dionysius the Areo- 
pagite^ as translated by Fhocas bar Sergius of 

Edessa : j»(\ % fp<\ \ i.i r^LK*.ia.i rdadu^ .aadi 



•fl»aVr^& jpCL^r^if^ •».! ocb . Fol. 49 a. 

On fol. 61 a there is a list of the Byzan- 
tine emperors, i^U^noH^ f<i >\ftiiiA f^jklsh, 
from Constantino the Great down to Hera- 
diusl. 

b. The writings of Basil of CaBsarea : 

r^HfiBD.1 tcb.i • Fol. 52 b. 



• See tiie passages of Bar-Hebraeus quoted by Aase- 
maai, BibL Dr., t iiL, paxp. ii, pp. 937--8, 



Here is interposed, fid. 66 d, a discourse 
of Joannes Maro on the Incarnation of 
God the Word: ^hiAMaAo:^ %m^ .r^^Jbo 



Zx. >^i^ f^liaJLao «^oealA9 • Banning : 

• f^huhiu f^Liuiciaao / fdarda .nmi 

c. The writings of Gregory Nazianzen^ 

part I. : jZILf^ j»Q^i^i\ai i^lk^iAO r^badu. 

y y 
au»u.i • Fol. 74 a. 

Here are inserted : — 

a. A short tract on the various meanings 

of the word r^^A.s« in the writings of Gregory 

Nazianzen, with examples : r^^i ^'^*^*^ 

K:z*.ia9 f^^&uks .f^iJLao (sic) c^isniuso 

jtoo^oreAi. FoL89 5. 

fi. Words from the commentary to certain 
of the discourse of Gregory Nazianaen. 
Fol. 90 ft. 

X X y 

7. Words from the Juwnrnr:, J»a«4^r^rd*.i , 

^ ^ <^ * 

of Joannes Fhiloponus : jaoasaaaJUi&.i KbiML 

X 

^C3u • rdaitld^ >4»i Au^Of^. Fol. 92 ft. 

d. The writings of Gregory Nazianzen, 
part II. : K!z*.ia.i KduiMr^ f^a^&.i rt'^ia 
jtoo^^c^ii • Fol. 93 a. 

e. The letters of Basil and Gregory Nazi- 
anzen. Fol. 106 a. 

f. The names and sayings of the Seven 

Sages. Fol. 108 ft. it^^nti rAsha Ktadu. 

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The names are also barbarously written in 
Greek. 

g. The discourses of Severus of Antioch, in 
three parts^ imperfect: r^^a^i f^ooesu. .ao^ 



rdi&cLi2^f^9 . EoL109d. Prefixed to which 
are words from — 

a. The letter of the synod (of Antioch) to 
John, patriarch of Alexandria : r^^i\c^ 

^Om >i» . Fol. 109 a. 

/8. The reply of John to the synod: 
(sic) jaoa^Mtti ^C3u.i f^<^i\^. Pol. 109 a. 

7. The letter of Severus to John : 
■ Mr^-^ J»oi*KVXfl9.1 . Pol. 109 a. 

^ M. ^ X #n 

8. The reply of John to Severus : ^ 1 oa i^ 
f^rAkfiiA. Pol. 109 5. 

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CLXVIII. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 5^, consisting of 
77 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and slightly torn, especially folL 1, 2, 15, 23, 
31, 41, 50, and 77. The quires are eight in 
number, the last being imperfect. What 
the original signatures were, can no longer be 
discovered. The number of lines in each page 
varies from 27 to 31. This volume is written 
in a small, elegant character, not later than 
the year 911, A.D. 600, with the exception of 
foil. 47, 61, and 73 — 76, regarding which see 
below. It contains — 

I. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Pol. 2 b. Title, :r^(kiAiix.ii.i :f<s9^ 
* r^ciAson : .vo:i.i ; running title, e.g. fol. 
20 d, r^s.iAso.1 3*09 • 

The headings prefixed to the Psalms differ 
from those given in Lee's edition, as well as 



* The word ft!!s.HASO.i seems here really to mean/' of 
the interpreters" or '< translators." See Add. 14,436, 
folL 1 6 and 77 6, as well as Add. 17,109. The strange 
thing is, that such titles should be prefixed to the ordi- 
nary PSshifta version, and that too in a manusoript dated 
A.D. 600. See the similar heading in the Bodleian manu- 
script, Hunt 109, Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue, no. 7, 
coL4L 



from those contained in Add. 14,436 and 
17,109. For example :— 

Ps. i. : c^iiouiiiJdQ^ ftAuiLX.^ : rtftusasa 

• :u :«\^ : r^'v^x. : r^\ : A^^ 

Ps. ii, ik.^C9f^.i ^f^ A^ nSaiioQ : ^^iii.i 

. jn^ .^^ asiiOLxar^ A^ 
Ps. iii. ^ j&9i^f^ 3^ .vonl iasnr^ h\^ 

Ps. iy. ^K" AaooI^ r^<^asQa9bSa •^kaire's 

Ps. y. ft^ouaiiioQ A^ rdaiiicn ,t^w:i 

. jn^ -^^rSi^ Aas.! KlAiQBAf^ rdao^n 

Ps. yi. fcoo^f^ :i& :uonn coiifiLJUkii Auui 

. Wk .^^ osAiJ^ >aft^A^ f^Aui&ja r^oos 

Ps. yii. A^ ,^^i :i& :uo.i\ iiSnr^ ,^nT.:i 

• o. aaX -^Kl^ A&aiuj«r^:i *^"*^^r 

Ps. yiii i^Umjlsq A:^ f^aaii^a i^xsa^i 

Ps. ix. Ar!f A:^9 :uo9.i Kftu^o^ •ikJL^.i 



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. * jdu iXs^ «^^oD(kua.i f^i&«do9 coos ^An^^i 

The following Psalms are considered to 
refer to the Maccabees (see Add. 12,138). 

Fs. xlvii. A^ ^nasn ,\ nT.a ^i \ n\r^n 

. 3-* • ^ 
Fs. lyi. rda.Aasa.1 k^&i&jba^ hsi^a ^JLsnun 

Fs. Ivii. iu£l.l Kftu.lO^ ,\nT.O ^iT^tt.! 

Fs. lyiii. reA^ A^ .piuso rOM^o ^it^h:! 



Fs. lix. j&o^ia ^ i^soff .i^jl^o ^iT^tta 



.hsA 



Fs. Ix. »aasa dua.i I^ rdaaiea 



Fs. Ixii. 3o^ia ^ iASoK" ^^i^o ^iuui 

. OA • ^ , r^v^ii&i 
Fs. Ixix. j&a^ia ^ i^^iixsQ .i^jl^o ^^.i 

^r^ioQ.io «^ooQAja^ia ^.i r^daa A^o 

Fs. Ixxiy. ^oai A^ .p.wdq •ikjaHr^o ^^i^nr.^ 



Fs. \tk\x. ^ W9Qf^ • .ikJL^a ^ 



aju 



j^o^ia 



^r^ ^idba ^ii&ao 3^ 

Fs. Ixxx. ft^mn^ Ax. f^aaioQ ^Klmii^ 
• r^lSttMi ^fO;.o KbaXf^ ^&SJBSkioQ.i ^ ^^ 

Fs.lxzxiii. j^o^ia ^iASOf^^^o ^r^iao^n 

rdsoniw ft!soccL4jLa ^^^m-Ajk. OJBJL&^r^o 

Fs. CYiii. ftlftAoM.! rc^.ioii r^iao^o i^rdsa-i 

• OA • ^ . «^aoD^OAi >arcf A^.i 

Fs. cix. ftlftAoM ^ioQ 3^ •:xx.iio f^rdsa.! 

^ f^lSASkO rd*H&as ^ aiafl» r^iuua r^lsoa^:! 

^QoM K^.i KbaXf^ ^A&atakioQ ^^^oneaiw as 

. OS . h& . «.Sir< fiAaQ9f^.l ^r^ A^ r^s-ia 

Fs. cxliii. r^(K*.ia^ iA^a ^^A;>^ir^o i^rdsa^ 

aiQflu>;i ^^gQa^CLAi ^ttf A^9 r<i *i prwri 

Subscription, fol. 72 6 : .aiua^aA >Az. 

The division into t^s^jsnisn and kSmocul * 
has been marked on the margins by a later 
hand. 

Foil. 47 and 61 are leaves from a small 
manuscript, which probably contained a col- 
lection of prayers and hymns. Fol. 47 is 
palimpsest, but the older writing has been 
so carefully erased that hardly a single word 

• See Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue of the Syriac MSS. in 
the Bodleian Library, coL 35, note, and coL 41 ; Dietrich, 
Commentatio de Psalterii usu publico et divisione in eo- 
clesia Syriaca (Marburg, 1862), p. 9. 



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is legible. The wdrd rdaA^ can, however, 
be read in the rubric in the left-hand 
colnmn of the verso. EoL 61 appears to 
have been a fly-leaf, and to have had no 
writing upon it. The later text of both 
these leaves seems to be of the ix*^ or x*** 
cent. 

II. An imperfect treatise on the titles or 
occasions of the composition of the Psalms, 
K^iQAv^.! r^^ilJL. Eol. 72 b. It begins: 



The greater part of this treatise has been 
carefully erased, in order to make room for 
the Oanticles, which now occupy foil. 73 a 
— 76 a. The writing appears to be of the 
ix*^ or x*^ cent. 

1. The first song of Moses^ Exod. xv. 1 — 
21. Eol. 73 a. 

2. The song of Isaiah, ch. xlii. 10—13 and 
xlv. 8. Eol. 73 6. 

3. The second song of Moses, Beut. xxxii. 
1-43. Eol. 73 ft. 

4. The song of the blessed Virgin (Magni- 
ficat), S. Luke i. 46—66. Eol. 76 a. 

6. The Beatitudes, 8. Matthew v. 3—12. 
Eol. 75 a. 

6. The hymn "Gloria in excelsis,'' 8. 
Luke ii. 14, r^isQc^ftusa.! ^^^ rr^ ^^ 1 1 
f<i\i:i cn^^ . Ed. 76 ft. 

7. The Nicene Creed. Eol. 76 6. 

8. The Lord's Prayer. Eol. 76 h. 
Subscription: re'AujjuajLii •aAiskaol ^oix. 

r^Klao (sic) ^ocD.i f<iii*wm ^oain 3*0.1.1 
f^U;^x.r^9 f^:u»o fO;.oso9 ^^1^0 ^axI9CU»o 
«afia«:i i^cJ^ ^aso r^coXr^ ^iL^ f^:u»o 



The earliest note connected with the 
volume is that on fol. 2 a, in a handwriting 
not very dissimilar to that of the text, 
stating that it was collated, in the convent 
of Bamsha (P), by Samuel and Matthew, 
two exiled monks from the convent of the 
Orientals at Edessa, when Maurice was 
emperor and Domitian bishop of Melitene,* 
A. Gr. 911, A.I). 600. i^rdsu^ii ^jjla 
rda^ ^.1 (read yLMj^}kf<) uSk}kf< rfHflKk.SM6 
^.1 ^fxuSL . r^aLSai.1 f^aL».iA ft^iT.Al\*i rdico 
r<i tt iliaa.i r^i.».i ^ . tii^ao JuK'a^ax. 
^^.0091.^.1 ^ (sic) ^n ■ ft I [.1^] . ,C010ft^ 
rd^lsQ rdoiOSO »*winin . (i^pla) rd^iOfii^K!^ 






• ^..i^ Ay^ ^A^ ol^ r^cnaSA 

Another note on the same page, of about 
the ix*'' cent., informs us that the book be- 
longed to the priest Thomas, of the said con- 
vent of Ramsha, who had it by inheritance 
from his teacher, rdico ^a.i toso^i^ 
. f^aL2ni.i re'ift.i ^ [kIx^Jjlo r^snoc^^ 
oA AajL.1 A& r^K" . 09L.I [f<^]l ^ Q3^ift9 
. Xa 009 r^i^M [fdioo] zuoA 

On fol. 76 a and ft, we find the following 
notes in the handwriting of the priest Daniel, 
of the convent of the Watchtower (,ftn\n^kft»re) 
at Kas-'ain, who inserted the Canticles and 
bound the book. 

f^&3i^c K^MiSn Ax. ol^ «^3^ A)^ ^.1 .soil 



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DCS jLiLkO • r^^rdJAo r^^fidaak»r^ 

AAp ft^^oift^ Au]bu.o ^.1 (sic) ^f^f^.1 
(sio) ff cq!A ^ A^ rda^ ^.1 re'^oiAttM or^ 

Ai^rdu.1 tijSQ f<!zAX.a.i rdim .vo.! tcoc^r^ 






Aa£.1 A& r^r^ . rd*cia\r^ f^^.*| rdi*iaa 
iia:d:i.i Jl^o . .^a ooi^n (sic) .ao^.! oA 



Cf^ 



119 



belonged to a volume of i<^ajt^ or Demon- 
strations. 

[Add. 17,110.] 



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Vellum, about 7i in. by 5J, consisting 
of 76 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 57, 61, 62, 69, 
and 70. The quires, originally 12 in number, 
are signed with letters. Leaves are wanting 
after fbU. 29, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 71, and 76. 
The number of lines in each page varies 
from 22 to 26. It is written in a neat, 
regular Estrangela of the viii*** or ix*"* cent., 
and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Pol. 1 b. Title: caiao* [A*^] 

*• rduoA 



From the hands of this Daniel the manu- 
script passed into those of his two disciples 
John and Hakim, monks of the same con- 
vent. >i4;&4«.io ^u»c3u.i itlico 9*09 >coa^r^ 

7iit!k.i Aa^co ^ A& • A^ ^ iASOf^.l Aar«^Ai.i 

Pinally, it became the property of a deacon 
named David, who presented it to the con- 
vent of S. Mary Deipara. rdaiuk tcoa^r^ 

K'^as f^vrA eaJLAJL.! ,t^t^ 9«o.i.i itlico 
A^ . ,fti\innf>f^.i [r^i9].t909 i^oAr^ AuiLn 

Pol. 1 does not belong to this volume, but 
has been taken from another manuscript to 
form part of the binding. The character is 
small and neat, ia double columns of 37 or 
88 lines, of about the ix^ cent. It seems to 
contain merely a number of short passages * ^^ ^^^ ^^7' ^^^ *^® ^^ ^ slightly torn, 3*099 , 
from the Scriptures, and therefore probably I ^^ ^<>^ f^hutSx.^ having been accidentaUy omitted. 



.1 . r^x.H-&sa.i * 9*09 

. rdA^iooA r^AiQ^ ^a 

The headiKigs of the psalms are usually 
quite different from those in Lee's edition. 
The first ten may serve as examples. 

Ps. i. •• 9*0.l\ %kSnf^ . l<a.M3A f^OMlM 

rd*>iaK^ r^ocD Airt'n . rd&lsii AorO;. A^ 
: r^iOAVB A^k^a^tN nnnft^inV -• v^09x.9 
r^QflLM.! f^^^f^.i rda^CLMja .a^r^o 

. 9I' : d^ : kSoavb 

Ps. ii. ^f^ A:^ • 9*ci.iX lA^Off . ^iit^ 

*• rd*.iocauft ^ «..2^9 en tm 1 ti.^^Q9r^9 

• ik^ . ^ : os^cuLiK" A^ j&r^ ^ 9ottk»o 

Ps. iii ^ «i>. .1^ .vo^l v^Of^ • h^^ 

Ps. iv. Aof^ 1.IX. Mk 9«a.i\ KkSnr^ •ikair^^ 



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• ika^ : ^ : ^anr^n coAuaX r^ia^ f^ooa 
Fs. yi. ft!soflu iL^ .vo-iA ixsnr^ : AisJi 

Fs. vii. jLOA Aj^ •i^o.tX ^.xsnr^ .\*it.:i 

. cq\ • JiiSk : coia 
Fs. yiii. cboLox. ^& •vo.tX i*^or^ r^idb^i 

Fs. ix. f^aco A2^ XA, 3*o.*iA i*^Of^ •:kA^i 
• >B : ^ : rdaa^.i rd^lsn ii^i.iaA 

Fs. X. rdi^Of^ A.^ 9«o.*|A ifSOr^ ica^n 
• jjA : iUSk • toaolk. ft^acD r^aoa.! 

There is a marginal division of the book^ 
by a later hand, into i^AuM'isQ and r^SMocuL, 
the former being indicated by re'duMisQ ju\ 
or c^AuMijdQ .auio KUiacul. 

The following portions of the text are 
wanting : Fs. xxxix. 12 — ^xl. 14, Ixxviii. 53 
— xciv. 4, xcv. 7— civ. 30, cv. 24 — cxviii. 88, 
cxviii. 116 — cxxxii. 3, and cxxxv. 5 — cxli. 1. 

Subscription, fol. 67 a: .siLA^saA >1jb- 

^4X2a«»o f^f^sn ; to which a later hand has 
added : m\\n .i& 9*0.1.1 f^:AA».i tcoo^re'i .imo 
.lAo^ ; but the text of Fs. cli. is not given. 

2. The Canticles; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses, Exod. xv. 1 — 
21. Pol. 67 a. 

J. The second song of Moses, Deut. xxxii. 
1_43. Fol. 68 a. 

c. The song of Hannah, 1 Sam. ii. 1 — 10. 
Fol. 70 ft. 

d. The song of Habakkuk, Hab. iii. Im- 
perfect. Fol. 71 a* 

e. The song of Jonah, Jon. ii. 3 — ^10. Im- 
perfect. Fol. 72 a. 

* The missing leaf also contained the song of Isaiah^ 
ch. xlii. 10 — 13, xly. 8, which is now added on the margin 
of foL 68 a. 



/• The song of the three holy Children, 
rdjLiiu Aua.i K'^aax.ii, in two parts, vs. 3 
—34, and vs. 36—66. Fol. 72 a. 

g. The song of the Blessed Virgin (Mag* 
nificat), S. Lnke i. 46 — 65, ^iL.i c^^oax.^ 
>*V9ii fVAuiao!^ K'aAf^. Fol. 74 a. 

h. The song of Zacharias, S. Luke i. 68 — 
79. Fol. 74 ft. 

i. The Beatitudes, S. Matth. v. 3—12, 
^^i\^orda.i f^-iA\ • Fol. 76 a. 

j. The hymn " Gloria in excelsis," S, Luke 
ii. 14, r^:id^.i c^^oaakii • Fol. 76 a. 

k. The Nicene Creed, c^^cui-a^cd 

Imperfect. Fol. 76 a. 

A note on fol. 1 a, apparently in the same 
handwriting as the text, has been so much 
efi^ed that hardly a word is legible; and 
the same fate has befallen a note of more 
recent date on the margin of fol. 10 a. 

[Add. 14,436, foU. 1—76.] 



CLXX. 

Vellum, about 10| in. by 7, consisting 
of 147 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and soiled. The quires, 16 in num- 
ber, are signed with letters. There are fipom 
20 to 31 lines in each page. This manu- 
script is written in a good, clear Estrangela, 
dated A.H. 260, A.D. 873-74, and con- 
tains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Fol. 1 ft. Title : >ft.»id8 v^^^m A^ 

acuL^^f^.! . r^Aaia kIaA^ .t*ci.i.i r^Au«auni.ii 

f^^iaoA . Biunning title, e.g. fol. 9 ft : 9*09 

• r<juxa rd*>ai.i rdfl^aso • r^% mo rdaJbn 

The headings of the psalms differ very 
considerably from those given in Lee's edition 
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Ps. ii. ^cir^ Ax. 3*o:iA XA^f^ • ^^1^.1 

f^soMx. coco ^4X.i JNaa xa • oimT^i - Ax.o 

• J^ : ^ . rdaioX ^..Oftco^ ^^^oooain 

Ps. iii. r^oco «ix. SA .variA tA^nr^ • ^^.1 

; Ps. iy. Aor^JL 1.1X. .v^ .vo.i\'iAS»r^*xaW.l 

Ps. y. r^aco ja^nsn nx .veil ^MJ^r^ ,T^t».i 

. ik^ ^ ^o.lr^.l coiuaX r^i&Jls 

Ps. yi. f^sncu A^ .i^ci^l V^«^ • !^*^ 

i ^ : iK^ : c¥ii*in\ai».i r^sno* A:^o . cqicoioa.i 

Ps. yii. ^oLlsc^ i.ix. .v^ .vo.!! i^sxir^ ,\nT.i 

Ps. yiii. rdsAx. Ax. .veil ipoi^ . r^Luab^.i 
. >Aa.ir^9 f^^n n n \ cbn\ nT.i i^^aL&a 
: .i.aO.1 caA f^J.A.1 f^Ai i n\ cboJuaor^a 

• jju : 3^ 

Ps. ix. K'aco A2^ :i& 3*ci.iX iAS^re" • .xx.^.! 

Ps. X. (sic) .iAa\^.v^ .VO.!! ^MJ^r^ . lQax..l 

. jiA : ^ : cni\\yn^\o aaicaol 

The maxgins of foil. 1 — 29 contain a 
considerable number of yarious readings 
from the LXX., and a few annotations from 
other sources ; e.g. fol. 1 ft, from Athanasius, 
^CL^ttLiiif^ r^x^ri-a.! , and fol. 19 b, from 
Hesychius of Jerusalem, r^ijusLn oocufikooaco.! 

Subscription, fol. 113 a : J^hiAJsni >bAx. 

To the Psalms are appended the Can- 
ticles; yiz* 
a. The first song of Moses. Pol. 113 a. 



b. The second song of Moses. Pol. 114 a. 

c. The first song of Isaiah, ch. xlii. 10— 
13, xly. 8. Pol. 116 a. 

d. The song of Hannah. Fol. 116 b. 

e. The song of Habakkuk. Pol. 117 a. 

/« l^he SQCond song 0^ Isaiah, K'^oajL^ 
f^Uxtf^.!, ch. xxyi, 9— 19. Pol. 118 a. 

g. The song of Jonah. Pol. 118 ft. 

h. The song of the three holy Children, 
fduiu Au9.i K'^CLajLf&i, ys. 3— 34i, PoL 

119 a. 

*. The prayer of the three holy Children, 

rduiM k^.! f^^flA^, ys. 35—66. Pol. 120 a. 

j. The song of the blessed Virgin. Pol. 

120 ft. 

k. The song of Zacharias. Fol. 120 ft. 

I. The Beatitudes, ^.^i-^ •aooL*.! r<^oA^ 
tosDlu^iA. Fol. 121a. 

m. The hynm "Gloria in excelsis," 
f^ia^i f^^oaaLii. Fol. 121 a. 

n. The Nicene Creed. Fol. 121 b. 

0. The Lord's Prayer, jdAr^.! i^^oA^ 
Oi\y^\ tosonaaoliA ^.i:^ . Fol. 122 a. 

Subscription: c^AuMuajL^ ^^%*yi\ >bAx. 

f^^tMOLsL^a (sic) • r^JLtSoo ^axsomo r^r^sn 
. (sic) rdja».i r^.iMa . .poaajyi.! re'iiMO • fdu».i 
f ^ aa \p D (sic) KUA2^.i K'.iMO . f^oAf^ ^.iL.i 

2. A metrical discourse of Ephraim, 
>*iaf^ tijSQ r^LK*.ia.i r^isQr^sn, beginning, 
fol. 122 ft : rdua^.i . rd^cu oco c^iA^.i ol 



Subscription : c^^au^i9Q.i t^isQrCao >bAx. 
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3. A discourse of John Chrysostom on 
ft^oa*^ A:^*!) beginning, fol. 136 a: Au^a 

4. A Hymn for the dead, A^.i f^Ls.i9^a 
^:uj[^, by Ephraixn, beginning, foL 142 b: 

ftla^f^ rdlr< Alr^o • voL^iis ^iuMir^ 
. •x.d . >1 Ann^ f^Ojj K'idQ.l 



See Opera, ed. Eom., t. iii. p. 296. 
5. The Creed of Severus of Antioch, 

K'lOftt^ >ij9Q Klx».ia.i f^^cj^fum^ beginning, 

fol. 145 b : KbaXK'riM.i K'^.ioiis fOre'^sa*ain 

003.1 • Hla-Moico rd*^r^ tCOO^r^.i • re^vix. 

oA OCPO • •Ik.S^ CqX 0Q90 • tCOoAuf^ COAJSO 

r^:io ft^u»ico.i A&.1 rdftois o^ocoo • a^cd 
K'aoao rd*icuL f^n i*\^ tcoo^K' • r^u»ico 

• JLO • tt^^Ofc 1^.1 

The colophon, fol. 147 a, informs us that 
this manuscript was written at Edessa, A.H. 
260, when Constantino* was metropolitan 

of that city : r^iosotM.i i^co r^lss^ »lsn^r^ 



Aaau9 r^^iMXsn >coiaf<^ 



%aAsk 



f^Lstau t^nm r^Ax^n ^^o ^^r^sn 

. ^Stt^ a iai j&^o^r^.l A& Ax. r^V^ f^ia.i A^ 
Underneath is written in large characters 

the name of one Cosmas, f^ufiukr^itl^uvoo . 
A note on fol. 1 a has been purposely 



* See AflBemani, Bibl. Or., t i. p. 63 (A.D. 861)^ and 
Le Quien, Oriens Christ, t ii. coL 1436-37. 



erased, but, from the few words legible, it 
appears to l\aye been a memorandum of the 
presentation of this book to the convent of 
S. Mbij Deipara. 

KbaXr^ ^iL^ f^<^sa f^vnl 

(?) rdL»iMOX. A^eou ia 

fCDOdMiAa OQI •••••••• 



On the margin of fol. 6 a there is writ- 
ten in Coptic: A.pi<|>JUt6Vl Ainipcqcpfto&i 
cxAqcjbAi gift A. irrc<|>'fj4i6if girr jbA^poq 
Tcqx^ it^q 6fLo?s AJUUlff, "remember (in 
prayer) the sinner who wrote (this), that He 
may have compassion upon him and foi^ye 
him. Amen.'* 

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CLXXI. 

Vellum, about 7f in. by 5, consisting of 
70 leaves, most of which are much stained, 
and several more or less torn, especially folL 
2, 48, and 70. The quires are signed with 
letters. Leaves are wanting at the begm- 
ning and end, as well as after foil. 8, 17, 18, 
19, 28, 32, 34, 40, 42, 58, 69, 61, and 62. 
Each page has from 19 to 23 lines. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
Estrangelk of the ix*^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Pol. 1 a. The following portions 
are missing: Ps. i. 1 — ^xvi. 9; xxiv. 8 — 
XXV. 19; xxxvi. 7 — U. 17; liii. 6 — ^Ivi. 13; 
Iviii. 6 — ^bri. 2 ; Ixxi. 17 — Ixxii. 12 ; Ixxvi. 10 
— ^Ixxviii. 51; Ixxx. 4 — ^Ixxxiv. 2; xc. 2 — 
civ. 30 ; cv. 44 — cvi. 22 ; cxviii. 162 — 
cxxvi. 3 ; cxxix. 7 — cxxxi. 17 ; cxxxv. 18 — 
cxxxvii. 5; and cxxxviii. 18 — cxliv. 11. 
There is a marginal division into K'iKAMtsa 
and f^MLaojL, the former being denoted by 
f^ftusnisQ ju^9 to which i^unAT. is also 
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2. The Oantioles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Fol. 66 a. 

b. The second song of Moses; imperfect. 
Fol. 67 h. 

On the margin of fol. 67 a there is a note 
in a good Arabic hand, but much stained and 
torn: . . . jh*)}^\ ^ fi^-J^ ^J*»■/ *U' f^ 

•<1JI 1^ Tijye y;J-**»-^ ^U AJi J»aiae^ . 

. . . Jl U-^]^l . . . . ybj ^^\ Jl*, S-i(, y ij* 

[Add. 14,435.] 



CLXXII. 

Two yeUum leaves, about 6J in. by 4f , 
much torn and soiled, containing portions of 
the Psalms, according to the Peshitta version, 
viz. Ps. xxvi. 10 — xxix. 9 and xxxviii. 5— 
xl. 6, written in a smaU, neat hand of the 
ix*^ cent. Arguments are prefixed. Some 
part of each rubric is written with bright 
green paint. 

[Add. 14,666, foU. 4, 5.] 



CLXXIII. 

Pour vellum leaves, about 7f in. by 5^, 
much stained. The writing is good and 
regular, of the ix*^ cent., with 24 or 25 lines 
in each page. They contain portions of the 
Psalms, according to the Peshitta version; 
viz. Ps. Ixxix. 2 — ^Ixxxii. 8, and Ixxxvi. 10 — 
Ixxxix. 17. Arguments are prefixed. 

[Add. 14,666, foil. 6—9.] 



CLXXIV- 

Three vellum leaves, about 6| in. by 5, 
much soiled and torn. The writing is neat 
and regular, of the ix**' or x*^ cent., with 
25 or 26 lines in each page. They contain 
portions of the Psalms, according to the 



PSshi^ta version; vi2. Ps. Ixzxix. 28—* 
xciii 4, and Ps. xcv. 11 — ^xcviii. 6. Argu- 
ments are prefixed. 

[Add. 14,666, foU. 10—12.] 



CLXXV. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 6^, consisting 
of 140 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 4, 11, 
12, and 136—140. The quires, 15 in num- 
ber, are signed with letter^. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning, and after foil. 2, 
139, and 140. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 21 to 33, the latter half 
of the volume being written in a smaller 
character than the former. It seems to be 
of the ix*'' or x*^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitt& 
version. Pol. la. The missing portions are : 
Ps. i. 1 — ^xii. 4, and xvii. 14 — ^xviii. 30. The 
headings of the Psalms difier from those 
given in Lee's edition. The division into 
t^ftusn^sa and r^UiijcuL is indicated by the 
letters 71 and jl on the margin; e. g. 

fol. 24a, — ; fol. 25a,3i. The Psalms are 

arranged for choral service, the portions to 
be chanted by the two divisions of the choir 
or congregation being marked by the red 
letters r^ and .a respectively.* Subscrip- 
tion, foL 72 b : K'iuMbAjL^ •a^u&fial jbIl 
: r^s.H-&sa:i 3*0.1 r^fJfiiM r^ASJO t^iio\i 



If The Nestorians and their Rituals, yoL ii 
p. 22 : '' The Psalms are always chanted bj two persons, 
sometimes by the officiating priests and deacons, and 
sometimes by laymen. The priests usually recite them 
from memory, but the laymen from the written Psalter. 
A Psalter is placed on each side of the chancel, and after 
one Yerse is chanted, the person on the opposite side 
chants the second, and so on alternately until the ap- 
pointed portion is ended." 

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To the above is appended Ps. cli., trans- 
lated fipom the LXX. : coiMi^ i^iomim i^co 

rHu : iiJ^ . FoL 72 b. Subscription : >JU. 

2. The Canticles ; viz, 

a. The first song of Moses. FoL 73 a. 

b. The song of Isaiah. FoL 74 a. 

c. The second song of Moses. FoL 74 a. 
The above are arranged for choral service, 

the parts being marked by the red letters c^ 
and .9. 

d. The song of the blessed Virgin (Mag- 
nificat). FoL 76 a. 

e. The Beatitudes. FoL 76 a. 

f. The Lord's Prayer. FoL 76 b. 

g. The Nicene Creed. FoL 76 b. 

h. The Creed of Gregory Thaumaturgus, 
sent to him from God by the hand of S. John 
the Evangelist and the Virgin Mary, and 
handed down by Gregory Nazianzen : .aoii 

ijsbi^ . ^co ^ca^hur^ r^irt'i.i r^Ain i ft ^ *n 

»CDO^f^:i c<<&uMflaa c^(&eajU».io . r^Mj r^Mbn.! 

.Xo. FoL 77 a. SeeSS.PP.GregoriiThau. 
maturgi, Macarii -3Egyptii, et Basilii Seleu- 
ciensis Opera (Paris, 1622), p. 1. 
i. The hynm "Gloria in excelsis," 

f^iai*arc:JiX.i. FoL 77 6. 
Subscription : : r^iaMVM.1 i^^Aia >A^ 



i^Um*^ .1^ >4Mi^^r^c •aiuk^l'^ 



^19 K^io^o •* r^i\ t^flfi\\n 

3. Several prayers ; viz. 

a. A eucharistic prayer from the Testament 
of our Lord, ,ftn^i\n :ua9 •.^m »a*^:i (com* 
pare de Lagarde's Reliqq. juris ecclesiast. 
antiquiss., p. 2) : ^.4209 »a*^:i ^ K'^ol^ 

i<V^ ^liuio •> ^AiSMf^ isnt^i •xJf< A ni, 

K'^CauilAil tAuU3A >^UL*.\« t^ULft^JB •> fdLSkCD 



rdif^ 



.T 















^pQc^ ^iSni^ ^Mis\ ^h\i^ iJdor^ Klfia^ Aax. 9& 
f^2a.ia f^i^.i kiAomX . FoL 78 a. 

6. A eucharistic prayer of Philoxenus of 
Mabug : r^^.i t^sn • jaooiAfia&L^ Klx*.!^^ 
. Kll&co r^XjJ . r^^ r^lf^iA .91010.1 .zif^ 



FoL 78 a 



r^h\ux:s fOoa f<li.i^9 ftlii^ i^; 
. jua . f^aAf^.1 oaiMr^ n^ttiT^ . 

c. Another eucharistic prayer of PhUoxenus: 
r^i^ jLkr^ AinTi .i& r^^v»r^ r^^ol^ . cnL:i 

. Xo • fttrauAn >x^^r^.i rdu* . FoL 78 a. 

d. A prayer of Severus of Antioch: 



* I.e. Athanasius of Alexandria. See the Index Rerum 
to Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue, art. Athanasius^ pair. 
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• Xo : &uLii?^c^o. Pol. 78 b. 

e. A prayer of Isaiah of Scete : K'^ol^ 

• ^,^\ \n r^ift9 Kll^^n.! f<£iAJi.f^ f^^f^.i 

, •x.a . iX»i.*i:L • »X jjLa&.i ^.tSQ ^r^ ^^.V ^f^ 

Pol. 78 ft. 

4. Extracts from the Commentary of Euse- 
bius of CaBsarea on the Fsahns : ^a^ 

t^'\^^^^ rd*ifiBD.i . Beginning, fol. 79 a : i^ 

•* rdliMf^ rdJu.ia r^K" • ^^^nft^r^ .vo.i.i 

• oaco ^ftaiii^a ocas ^ijSQi^a :i&.i «.^Jcb 

^Xo« See Montfaucon's CoUectio nova 
Fatrum et Scriptt. Grsecc., t. i. p. 2, B and 

C, and p. 7, B, from TJaparqfyrfTeov Se Stv fiff 
Karh aKoKovBUuf r&v t^ i<Troplivs XP^^^^ ^ t^® 

end of the paragraph, 

6. A tract on the diacritical points and 
marks of punctuation: .^^^ r^lssix. .ao^ 
vyr^ • r^iuia.io f^2a.ico.i rdi.aiao r^iBos 
r^oia.i f^islcAn . Beginning, fol. 79 ft : A& 

i»r^.l >cb.i f^v&r^ *• A,.in t ^ :i^iu^.i nliai 
aAj .i^a • >i\ti .1 n \ .1 A&.i .* ftlijagysw 

• a^Ck •:• A«ixtt*f^ 

6. Extracts from, or rather an abridgement 
of, the Commentary of Daniel of Salach 
on the Psalms: fdsa2^^.i rt^A-sLoa .ao^ 
KiUjjA^ A*rdu.i >i9Q.i r^ASJ .V0.1 ^ r^&LftU». 

Pol. 81 a. Imperfect at the end. See Asse- 
mani, Bibl. Or., t. i. p. 495. 

[Add. 17,126.] 



CLXXVI. ^ 

Vellurii, about 7^ in. by 6, consisting of 
89 leaves, some of which ai?e slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 10, and: ii. The 
quires, ten in number, are signed with 
letters. One or two leaves are wanting at 
the end. There are from 13 to 23 lines in 
each page. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand, dated A. Gr, 1238, A.D. 927, 
and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Pol. 1 b. Title : »j».i cqLm A^ 

• r^ASJO f^&ia .T*o.i.i 
To Ps. i. — cviii. there are no headings, 
except the simple numbers of the Psalms 
(c^iosatM f^U2n.ia , ^^i^.i , etc.), even the 
number of Klda.2i;^, or versicles, having 
been omitted, except in Ps. v. — ^xxviii., where 
it has been subsequently inserted. Prom 
Ps. cix. to the end, they are famished with 
headings, written with red and green pig- 
ments. After Ps. cl. there is added, from 
the LXX., Ps. cli., coiMr^ K'losovao lOco 
: .iAa\^ pQ^ a-^^f^ .TA mT^i A^ .vo.i 

A later hand has marked on the margins 
the division into K'^usn'isQ and r^rr^^T ^ 

2. The Canticles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Pol. 86 a, 
h. The song of Isaiah. Pol. 87 a. 

c. The second song of Moses. Pol. 87 b. 

d. The song of the blessed Virgin (Magni- 
ficat). Pol. 89 6. 

e. The Beatitudes. Pol. 89 ft. 

Prom the subscription, fol. 86 a, in which 
the contents are enumerated, it appears that 
this volume was written in the convent of 
S. Mary Deipara in the desert of Scete, 
A. Gr. 1238, A.D. 927. : •aAua^aA . joAx. 
: rd&Ldoo : ftl&Aio : .vci : ft^inn\.i r^Auiiai.^ 
: f^*idbfi9 : ^iT^tto : k'kIsq : it^iii^n : ^ocb.1 
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[Add. 17,111.] 

CLXXVII. 

Vellum, about 8^ in. by 6J, consisting of 
207 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and a few slightly torn. The quires, 26 in 
number, are signed with letters, viz. Syriac 
at the foot of the first page of each quire, 
and Greek at the top (e.g. foil. 177, A , -^ ; 
113, IB, A.; 106, ir, .v; 97, lA, A<; 
89, IE, .a*; 49, K, \). Each page has 
from 13 to 16 lines. The writing is a stiff, 
angular Estrangela of about the x*^ cent. 
Owing to the fading of the ink, whole pages 
have been retouched at a later date. This 
manuscript contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version. Title, fol. 1 a : jk^ax^ ^..3^.1 oAau 1^ 

. f^\ nan\.i.i tcb ^ K'iiaiA^ii^aa • r^mXr^ 

None of the Psalms have any heading, ex- 
cept the first. A later hand has added a 
marginal division into r^^itsni^n and f<Moat. . 
Subscription, fol. 196 5, >jpA^ \ ^ V >Ajl 

2. The Canticles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Fol. 196 b. 

b. The song of Isaiah. Fol. 198 a. 

c. The second song of Moses. Fol. 198 b. 



d. The song of the Blessed Virgin. FoL 
203 b. 

e. The Beatitudes. Fol. 204 a. 

f. The hymn " Gloria in excelsis :" 
f^Jl9f^^aax.^« Fol. 205 a. 

g. The Nicene Creed. FoL 206 a. 
h. The Lord's Prayer. FoL 207 a. 

On fol. 207 d, after the doxology, stands 
the following prayer, from which we learn 
that the name of the scribe was Mariitha : 
fCQUOM . )B.ir^ iu9.i rdfi&l^ tODOUi.! r^SAul 

[Add. 14,433.] 

CLXXVIII. 

Vellum, about 6 J in. by 5 J, consisting 
of 53 leaves (Add. 14,436, foU. 77—129), 
many of which are much staiaed and torn, 
especially foil. 77, 94, 120, 128, and 129. 
The quires are signed with letters (e.g. 
fol. 78), but a later hand has marked them 
with Arabic numerals (^ulU , fol. 86 b ; imJ^ , 
fol. 106 b)y and the leaves of each quire are 
numbered with Coptic arithmetical figures 
(^, O), vT", 9, &, G5", a, b, ^, L, 13, 
LW, e.g. foil. 106 J— 95 b). The number 
of lines in each page varies from 18 to 26. 
This manuscript is written in a hand of the 
x"' cent., and contains — 

The Psalms, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion. Title, fol. 77 b: ^.4^.1 m\ iw A^k. 

reiujkaaLii [•aoii^.i ^ixso] i^muaXSr 

[r^JLxl] ^ ^'iii^Q.! • r^isQVM 

fd*iA>. ^ «^am\ (sic) jift^ . r^jkX^^r^is^ 

The Psalms have, in general, either no 
headings or very brief ones ; e.g. 

Ps. xl. : oaa ^ 3*03X i^r^ ^Aa^jaii^x 

Ps. xli. : «2^ 3iir .veil iaMrt" i^lsnx 



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Fs. xlii. r^ in£ .vosl i-fsnr^ •asnn 

Fs. xliii. lu ^ .vo^X i-fSAK" -^.i 

Fs. xliy. reiaa^ 1^ .voil i^^r^ 3:aa.i 
• •a*icuiL9 Wood isQU».i 
Fs. L cd^oLm.! A^ .va.il i^SQi^ ^ulsoi*.! 

Fs. li. (altered into r^ruia) 3aio ^ulsoi*.! 

: :^ : ^ 

There is a marginal division into t^hsjsnxsn 

and rdLuusCLx., the former being marked 

v^Ai^oisQ •ZftiD f<u*inT., f^iuMisQ •ZftiD at. 5 

or rt'iu.Misa .z*! at. ; the latter, r^u tiat 



or 

The following portions are missing: Fs. 
ii. 6— xxxvii. 23, Iviii. 10— Ix. 8, Ixviii. 30— 
Ixix. 21, and cxliii. 1 to the end. 

Of the writing on fol. 77 a scarcely a word 
is legible. 

[Add. 14,436, foU. 77—129.] 



CLXXIX. 

Vellmn, about 6^ in. by 4|, consisting 
of 65 leaves, many of which are stained and 
some torn, especially foil. 9, 37, 57, 58, 64, 
and 65. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally nine in number, but the 
first two are now lost, and ^and J^ are 
imperfect. There are fronj 20 to 24 lines 
in each page. '.This manuscript is written 
in a small and rather inelegant hand of the 
x^ or xi*^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Fsalms, according to the Feshitta 
version. Fol. 1 a. The missing portions are : 
Fs. i. 1 — ^xxxv. 9, and xlvii. 1 — yIiy. 8. The 
headings are different from those in Lee's 
edition. Subscription, fol. 61 b: y^ ^ 



The r^iusnisQ and f<u*inT are marked by 
a later hand on the margins. 
2. The Canticles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. FoL 61 b. 

b. The song of Isaiah. Fol. 62 b. 

c. The second song of Moses. Fol. 63 a. 

d. The song of the blessed Virgin. FoL 

64 5. 

e. The " Gloria in excelsis,'* [K'AiMoax.^] 
KlAl.1 ; much mutilated. Fol. 65 a. 

f. A morning hymn, 1^1.^:1 f^^oax.^ \ 
much mutilated. Fol. 65 a. 

g. The Beatitudes; mutilated. Fol. 65 b. 
A. The Nicene Creed; imperfect. Fol. 

65 i. 

The Fsalms and the first three Canticles 
have been arranged for part-singing in the 
choir, by means of the red letters r^ and •» 
inserted between the lines. This division, 
as well as that into f^unat. and r^^u^a'isQ 
seems to have been made, some time after 
the DMPiuscript was written, by a monk 
named Jacob ; for, on the margin of fol. 64 5, 
there is a note, now much efi^ed and torn, 
which begins : r^^^ 0Q.x.iA rd^^ jnn\i 

, "the sinner Jacob divided 

it (viz. this psalter) into a first part (re') 
and a second part (.a), each marmithd 



[Add. 17,112.] 



CLXXX. 



Faper, about 6J in. by 5, consisting of 78 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained and 
torn, especially foil. 52, 60, and 73—78. It 
is imperfect both at the beginning and end, 
and there are lacunae after foil. 51, 60, 68, 
and 72. The quires are signed with letters. 
The number of lines in each page varies 
from 16 to 18. The writing is a good, 
regular, Nestorian Es^^rangela of about the 



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zii*** cent, with numerous Syriac vowels and 
other marks. This manuscript contains — 

The Psahns according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, with a marginal division, by a later 
hand, into r^oco and f^iuM*isQ.* The 
missing portions are: Ps. i. 1 — ^xvii. 6; 
Ixxiii. 1 — 26 ; Ixxxi. 1-— cxi. 2 ; cxviii. 73 — 
162 ; cxxv. 6 — cxxxv. 1 ; and cxlii. 7 to the 
end. 

Short arguments are prefixed, coinciding 
substantially with those in Add. 12,138. Por 
instance — 

Ps. xliv. o^ijf^ Vk rd^auBSax re'^&ifiJLAii 

Ps. xlvii iu9.i r^iu^o r^aski A:^ <ofi?» 

. rdaiaa.l ^nnsn 
Ps. Ivi. ^ ^f^lftJI >AaM ius:! K'iifiJLAii 

And similarly, Ps. Ivii., Iviii., lix., Ix., 
Ixii., Ixix., Ixxiv., Ixxix., and Ixxx. 

[Add. 14,674, foU. 1—78.] 

CLXXXI. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 6^, consisting of 
48 leaves (Add. 14,674, foU. 79—126). It 
is imperfect both at the beginning and end, 
and a leaf is wanting after fol. 118. The 
quires are signed with letters. The number 
of lines in each page varies from 12 to 16. 
This manuscript is written in a good MaUcite 
hand of the xii**" cent., and contains — 

The Psalms, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, divided into ftA^p<iftiV^ (Kaffurfiara) and 
f^Mflut., according to the custom of the 
Greek church. The missing portions are 
Ps. i. 1 — ^v. 10; xxxvi. 4 — ^xxxvii. 3, and 
xl. 16 to the end. 

[Add. 14,674, foU. 79—126.] 

* See Dietrich, Commentatio de psalterii usu publico 
et divisione in ecclesia Syriaca (Marburg, 1862), p. 10; 
badger, The Nestorians and their Rituab, toI. ii, p. 21. 



CLXXXII. 

Paper, about 7| in. by 6|, consisting 
of 42 leaves^ neariy every one of which is 
more or less stained and torn. The quires 
are signed with letters, but several are want- 
ing at the beginning and end, and there are 
also lacunae after foil. 4, 10, 20, 30, and 36. 
The number of lines in each page varies 
from 19 to 24. This manuscript is written 
in a large Estrangela of the xii^ cent., with 
numerous vowel-points, both Syriac and 
Greek, and contains — 

The Psalms, according to the Peshitta ver« 
sion, arranged for Divine Service, The divi* 
sion into f^iuM*isQ and f<u^at. is noted on 
the margin, where the argument of each 
psalm is also written. The end of each 
versicle is marked, as a guide to the choir, 
by one or two large red points (instead of 
the letters r^ and ^) ; and the versicle itself 
is halved by the letter cd (i.e. oouoWod) in 
red ink. The principal portions missing are : 
Ps. i. 1 — xxii. 27, xxx. 8 — ^xlix. 6, IviiL 7 — 
Ixii. 1, Ixxiv. 7 — ^Ixxv. 6, Ixxxviii. 4 — ^Ixxxix. 
11, xcvi. 1— civ. 34 (foil. 36 and 37 being 
almost completely torn out), and cviii. 5 to 
the end. 

[Add. 14,676, foU. 1—42.] 

CLXXXIII. 

Paper, about 8^ in. by 5|, consisting of 
28 leaves (Add. 17,266, foil. 61—78), aU 
more or less stained and torn. The quires, 
signed with letters, were six in number (o, 
fol. 68 a) ; but the first three are lost, and 
leaves are wanting after foil. 61, 66, and 67. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 25 to 30 lines. The writing is good 
and regular, of the xii*^ cent. This manu- 
script contains — 

The Psalms and Canticles, according to 
the Peshitta version. The missing portions 
are : Ps. i. — li. ; Ixxviii. 69 — Ixxxi. 2 ; 



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xci. 16 — ^xciv. 16 ; and xcvii. 3 — cxviii. 117. 
The Canticles were contained on foil. 76 b — 
78 b, but nearly the whole of foil. 77 and 78 
has been torn away. Consequently, too, only 
a very few words of the colophon are left. 
[Add. 17,266, foU. 51—78.] 



CLXXXIV. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 5J, consisting of 
152 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foU. 1, 2, 9, 10, 14, 15, 
72, 122, 151, and 152. The quires, signed 
with letters, are 20 in number. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning and end, as well 
as after foU. 1, 2, 9, 13, 63, 71, 101, 105, 122, 
126, and 147. There are from 15 to 20 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
good, regular hand of the xii*^ cent., and 
contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshi^ta 
version, divided, as usual, into re'^kAsniJsb 
and ft^unat. • Pol. 1 a. The missing por- 
tions are: Ps. i. 1 — ^vi. 5; viii. 1 — ^xii. 5; 
XV. 1 — ^xviii. 49 ; xxviii. 1 — xxxii. 6 ; xxxvi. 
12 — ^xxxviii. 3 ; ciii. 17 — civ. 11 ; and cix. 2 
—22. 

2. The Canticles; viz. the first song of 
Moses, imperfect at the end, fol. 100 b ; the 
second song of Moses, imperfect at the 
beginning, fol. 102 a (subscription, fol. 102 J, 

J^i£D.i f^2i^ 1^ K^^ K'i^.i \sk); the 
song of Mary, fol. 103 a; the Beatitudes, 
fol. 103 a; the Lord's Prayer, fol. 103 b; 
the Nicene Creed, fol. 104 a ; and the hymn 
"Gloria in excelsis,*' >^clx..i r^i^aajL.ii 
KliW.! r^AuLMz^ii, fol. 105 a. 

3. Services for the principal canonical 
hours of the ferial days of the week, consist- 
ing of hymns (r^) and prayers of Ephraim 
and Jacob. Monday is wanting. Tuesday, 
imperfect at the beginning; fol. 106 a. 
Wednesday; fol. 112 a. Thursday, imper- 



fect ; fol. 122 i. Friday; fol. 129a. Satur- 
day, imperfect at the end; fol. 139 a. 

4. Cantus ad Magnificat, r^aiaaa.1 r^lfti^ , 
arranged according to the eight tones ; im- 
perfect. Pol. 148 a. 

A note on the lower margin of foL 71 b 
states that this book once belonged to a 
deacon named Babban Simeon: ^coohs^r^ 

On the margins of fol. 110 6, were written 
the names of several deacons, most of which 
have been purposely erased. 

There are rude drawings of birds, etc., on 
foU. 38 b, 40 6, 41 a, and 50 a. 

[Add. 17,268.] 



CLXXXV. 

Two paper leaves, both much torn, written 
in a good, regular hand of the xii*^ cent. 
They contain — 

Portions of the Psalms, according to the 
Peshitta version; viz. Ps. xxii. 24 — 28; 
xxiii. 5 — ^xxiv. 4 ; xxxv. 26 — ^xxxvi. 4 ; and 
xxxvii. 2—9. 

[Add. 17,257, foU. 82, 83.] 



CLXXXYI. 

Paper, about 7^ in. by 4^, consisting of 
209 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1—7, 88—91, 99— 
112, 159—163, 165—167, 170, 175, 176, 178, 
181—183, 192, 193, 203, 204, and 207—209. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 23 in 
number. Leaves are wanting at the begin- 
ning and end, as well as after foil. 88, 89, 
91, 92, and 173. There are from 15 to 24 
lines in each page. The writing is a rather 
inelegant, Nestorian Estrangela of about 
the xiii**' cent., passing into a more cursive 
character from fol. 154 onwards. The con- 
tents are — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 



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version. Eol. 1 a. The arguments prefibced 
are the same as in Add. 14|674 folL 1 — 78. 
The miRfiing portions are: Ps. i. 1 — 6, 
IxxxviL 6 — Ixxxviii 18, Ixxxix. 17 — 41, 
xci. 4 — ^xcii. 11, xciv. 9 — ^xcix. 8, and cv. 2 
— cix. 21 (folL 99 — 104 being ahnost com- 
pletely torn out). 

2. The Canticles, and others hymns and 
prayers, f^iuxnx.h\ ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. PoL 148 a. 

b. The song of Isaiah. Pol. 150 a. 

c. The second song of Moses. Pol. 151 a. 

d. The Song of light, r^h^e^AA^ 
r^ioDOis , ascribed to Theodore of Mopsuestia 
(but see Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. i., pp. 59, 60). 
Pol. 155 b. Beginning : jjl1.i3 r^ioDCui 
. r^^axM Tt^ n \ t^iitAa r^Ajr.iiA . See 
Sachau, Theodori Mopsuesteni Pragmenta 
Syriaca, pp. .i^ and 58. On the margin, in 
a different hand : aiaj.iir^ f^:L»icJ^ito.i.i ^ 

€. A hymn of Narses,* r^.*uaL:k..i r^iivtK' 
aJB»iJ ti-^oA , beginning : m uiUri r^icocu 



f^^\ \ Kll-oa • W^ tl I T^.l CDIODCU JJL1.10 

. . 

ftli^an . Pol. 156 b. 

f. The song of the three holy Children, 
f^4iu» du9.i r^^aacii. Pol. 157 b. 

Poll. 159 — 163 have been almost com- 
pletely torn out, but their contents were 
probably nearly identical with those of Add. 
17,219, foU. 153 *— 157 b.f 

g. Hymn for the noctum of Tuesday, 
by Bar-sauma, bishop of Nisibis % (see Add. 
17,219, no. 3, 0- I'ol. 164 a. Imperfect at 
the beginning. 



♦ See Assemani, BibL Dr., t. iii., pars 1, p. 63. 
t Compare also with the contents of this volume, those 
of Add. 7156, Forshall and Rosen's Catalogue, p. 11. 
X See Assemani, BibL Or., t. iii., pars 1, p. 66. 



h. The same for Wednesday, by Abi- 
melech,* ti-saA it^ i n\:i w^n¥n\ nWa 
v^^inr^. Pol. 164 a. Beginning : vy:9tei 

f. The same for Thursday, by Ephrainii 
>«i&f^ ti-doA K'saa:^.^ f<n¥nT^Ma . Pol. 
164 b. Beginning : *. ^1a ^Oka ^..i» Aad 
t<\n*i KbAf< ,\^T • ^ ^lAaiosn f^9k¥%^na 
vuiiLaxJdo:! i^iiiUtAtAO *• ^/yi n \ a • Im« 

perfect. See Add. 17,219, no. 3, n. 

The next three leaves, foil. 165 — 167, 
are almost completely torn out. See Add. 
17,219, fol. 169, etc. 

j. Short prayers for different occasions; 
e.g. for a fast, r^sao^ (^u\3 ; for the com- 
memoration of saints and martyrs, i^ff^i 
i^&o^iA 34A0 r^.iGatti\ ; and for the com- 
memoration of the dead, f<^*iAo:iA ^oiiAs 
r^^Lx^:i. Pol. 168 a. 

k. Hymns, with the title r^iV^ K'itiikax.ii; 



VIZ. 



a. By Teshua^-yab of Gradela t, r^4i-*.s«3-o 

ftLaLulut.! X ft^^nnftin . Pol. 169 a. Begin- 
ning : K'at.r^ . mli\n juxa KliauLa.i «^aaf^ 

)8. By Bar-sauma, bishop of Nisibis (see 
Add. 17,219, no. 3, u) : rci&io..a^^.i f<hK\^f< 
Tl laa . Pol. 169 6. Beginning : r^KULS 



vysa«»'i 



* Not Ahimelech, $A 1 ^ ■ Mt^, as in Forshall and 

Rosen's Catalogue, p. 13. 

t See Assemani, Bibl. Dr., t iii., pars 1, p. 105. 

X r<\nAft> , compline. See Badger, The Nestorians 
and their Rituals, vol. iL, pp. 16, 18. In the Catalogue of 
Forshall and Rosen the word is wrongly printed ft^inAffi 
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out. 

7. By Babai bar Nesibnaye :* 

f^$»M • Fol. 171 a. Beginning : r^jj^aoat. 

S. By Gteorge, bishop of Nisibisit t^^\»9f^ 

^^33^.1 OAj^^K". Pol. 172 a. Beginning : 
f^ia : ^sl1» f^MiT*«t v^e-somtX t ^wnat . 

€. By Jacob of Beth-' Abe : r^iivj*r^ 

f^LiLk. dusri K'isQa^. Fol. 173 a. Begin- 
ning : • ^H-a AfA ^.J!!^ Afk ^ kUusox. vA 
. ^^.iiOLidbfi hs^jASoa ^^.iiojiAifl9 ^i\^:i 

3. K'koioiA, or condones (see Assemani, 
BibL Or., t. iii. pars 1, p. 66, note 4), for 
various occasions ; viz. 

a. )BaA&.i (see Add. 17,219, no. 4 a) ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 173 a. 

13. oAa.! f<^iUT..10 ^lil.l 

r^Aux. (in Add. 17,219, fol. 171 i, the title 
is >clAaji K1JA.1). Fol. 174 a. 

7. f^lsao^-i K'kvtrc'; imperfect. Fol. 174 a. 

The next two leaves are almost completely 
torn out. 

r^.i^.i Af^ oou^f^ f^JA.i . Fol. 177 a. 



• See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. iii., pars 1, p. 177. 
t See Thomas Margensis, quoted by Assemani, Bibl. 
Or., t. iii., pars 1, p. 149 ; and Add. 17,219, no. 3, v. 



6. f^.<ui:k..i r^(^v»r^; imperfect. Fol. 177 i. 
Fol. 178 is almost completely torn out. 

^i2kMdwsa.i . Fol. 179 a. 

4. fd*iat., exordia, to be sung after the 
lessons;* viz. rda&9.v».i9 r^^VtiT. K'&obcu.i 
r^^i^nx^ r^i\ *i t..i , r^iuA v» r^iunjLn , and 
iAii ^oou^K'a rt'iiAtAo'i^.i • Fol. 179 A. 

5. rt'icaflD.i r^ , or hymns addressed to 
the martyrs, 14 in number, for the evening 
and morning of each day in the week, be- 
gimiing with Monday. Fol. 180 a. Imper- 
fect, foU. 181—183, 192, and 193 being 
almost completely torn out. 

6. v\ia.i r^cLia for various occasions ; 

e.g. f^.il».l r^.iKl^.i, >*isQ.i coa, ^cu.i coa, 

(i.e. Eugenius, ^A\pr^ fi»), r^liAjLoK'.i 



andKlajA^^coa. Fol. 202 a. Imperfect, foil. 
203, 207, and 209 being almost completely 
torn out. 

In writing the rubrics of this manuscript, 
much use has been made of yellow as well 
as red paint. [Add. 14,676.] 



CLxxxvn. 

Paper, about 5 in. by 3|, consisting of 
147 leaves, most of which are more or less 
stained and torn. The quires, signed with 
letters, are 16 in number, the first and last 
being imperfect. There are from 17 to 23 
lines in each page. This volume is written 
in a neat, small, Nestorian hand of about 
the xiii**" cent., and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version, divided on the margin into ndAooo 
and r^Ausni^n • Fol. 1 b. The arguments 
are the same as in Add. 14,674, foil. 1 — 78, 

• See Badger, The Nestorians and their Rituals, vol ii. 
p. 20. 

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and other Nestorian manuBcripts. Subscrip- 
tion, foL 139 h: i^^H^mi .aiiftaaX [>]bL] 



du99 



^ i!2^ vy 



ftdl 



aooa 



f^^JL^a 



r^^u-M'isQD 



^SUOD 



fi^KfM ^Mi\rff r^^kaif^ f^M\^[ii&a] 

2* The Canticles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Fol. 140 a. 

i. The song of Isaiah. Eol. 141 h. 

c. The second song of Moses. Fol. 142 a. 

Subscription, fol. 145 a, r^^i-A^ni 7!^^ 

3. Several hymns : f^^ n n t .^ .jpaii 

a. Hymn of Narses, iJB»ii ti», beginning: 
^floi^ iv»:i tt^n\\ f.iaii. Eol. 145 a. Im- 
perfect. See Add. 17,219, no. 3, a. 

b. Hymn of Theodore of Mopsuestia, tisw 
f^Aj^jL^n •fiDOio.iar^ii, beginning, ft^icooi 
f^Ui*.iil mj.1.1 . Eol. 146 a. Imperfect. See 
Add. 14,675, no. 2, d, and Add. 17,219, 
no. 3, ft. 

Fol. 147 has been almost completely torn 

out. 

[Add. 14,677.] 

CLXXXVIII. 

Paper, about 5^ in. by 3J, consisting, ac- 
cording to the present numeration, of 101, 
but in reality of only 75 leaves,t most of 
which are much stained by water and torn, 



* I.e., the two songs of Moses and the song of Isaiah. 
See Badger^ The Nestorians and their Rituals, vol. ii. p. 21. 

t The difference is owing to the insertion of slips of 
paper, on which such portions of the text as had become 
illegible were copied out by a later hand. These slips 
were originally pasted down upon the leaves, but have 
now become loosened, and are numbered as separate folios. 



more especially foil. 1 — ^11, and 80 — ^lOL 
The volume is very defective, both at the 
beginning and end, and a leaf is wanting 
after fol. 69. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 16 to 20 lines. The writing 
is small and neat, of about the ziii^ cent.; 
but foil. 14 — 47 and 60—69 are of some- 
what later date, and the inserted slips later 
still. This volume contains — 

The Psalms, according to the Peshitta vi- 
sion, divided into r^hsj^isn . The missing 
portions are: Ps. i. 1 — xlii. 7; IxxiiL 7 — 
bmv. 2; civ. 24r-cvi. 42 (fol. 88 being 
almost completely torn out) ; and cxviii. 1 
to the end (foil. 97—101 being much muti- 
lated). In the older portions of the manu- 
script there are some attempts at ornamen- 
tation ; see fol. 79 J, etc. 

On fol. 47 b there are recorded the names 
of two readers, John and Jacob, the former 
in Syriac, the latter in Arabic. ,^ \^ 
r^fiAMS. i^xaZo \jd f^A^ ^cu rdicb r^Ia^iflo 

• ^Asnr^ ^Asnr^ fd*isQ ^ t^Jm^hsi acp f<lfiEM«a:i 



^' 



[Add. 14,673.] 



CLXXXIX. 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6^, consisting of 
84 leaves, most of which are more or less 
stained and torn. The quires are signed 
with letters. Leaves are wanting at the be- 
ginning, as well as after foU. 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 
19, 20, 21, 24, 34, 43, 51, 60, 67, 70, 73, 
and 80. The number of lines in each page 
varies from 15 to 18. This manuscript is 
written in a large, regular hand, dated A. Gr. 
1548, A.D. 1237, and contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version, with the usual marginal division 
into f<hiM^isn and Klyoot.. The alterna- 
tions of the choir are indicated, as in Add. 



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14,676, foil. 1 — 42, by one or two large red 
points, and each versicle is halved by the 
letter cd (oouoWod). The missing portions 
are: Ps. i. 1 — xxxi. 17, xxxii. 8 — ^liii. 1, 
Ixii. 12— Ixvii. 6, hdx. 3—17, Ixxi. 4—21, 
Ixxii. 11 — Ixxiii. 6, Ixxvi. 5 — Ixxviii. 4, 
Ixxviii. 17 — 47, Ixxviii. 62 — Ixyix. 7, Ixxxii. 
6 — ^Ixxxv. 12, xciv. 4 — ^xcv. 10, civ. 27 — cv. 
7, cviii. 9— cix. 14, cxviii. 37 — 94, cxxv. 5 — 
cxxxii. 2, cxxxv. 26 — cxxxviii. 16, and cxlii. 
3 — oxliii. 6. Subscription, foL 79 a : jolx. 
rdiAisas ^acb.! t^ajaLio rd&i» :uo.i.i r^^uii&Lii 

2. The Canticles, of which there remains 
only — 

The first song of Moses ; imperfect. Fol. 
79 a. 

Poll. 81 and 82 have been abnost com- 
pletely torn out. 

On fol. 83 there is a mutilated note, which 
states that this Psalter was written A. Gr. 
1648, A.D. 1237, in the convent of S. Mary 
Deipara. r^co rc^:uo.i ^Isq^K'o •a[^iir^] 
. r^A-aJo f^aAai [:uo.i] f<\ nn\.i r^iuiL£uLii.i 
Au&a i^ . . . . acD.l ^cu ^1.1 €Dii\Ji vyK" 
f^cu.ia r^JL»iia ^42U3ire'o r<SnT*ii»o js\f< 
ooLft^r^.! >«isQ KbAr^ ii.iL.i f<^^.is K'v.ta 
f^Zft.ls.i 1^1^.1 .a^^A:^.! C^^kn»f^^ f^XJDXsns 

^1 K'v.vL*! i^nm : tOJua r^^x^ 

* A.\ll on ^ T..1 r^AuftVa ^ tODoiuAr^.1 

ail l^flLoljul 1^1.20 m\ ill [f^il]flL&.*^^AJ3 

X il»iao ♦[!»] oski 



♦ Near Hi§n Kifa. See Add 17,227, fol. 151 a, 
. r^l^rd^.! f^lfiftM.1 K'liir^la.l r^i2^gflfta A\ii 

t Ignatius II. See Assemani, BibL Or., t. it p. 371. 
J Cyril III. See Renaudot, Hist Patr. Alexandr. 
Jaoobit, p. 676 J Le Qmen, Oriens Christ., t. ii.,ooL 491. 



On fol. 84 a, there is a note, written in 
very large letters, recording the name of one 
Bar-samna, who not improbably bore part 
of the expense of writing and binding the 
book for the use of the convent. [•:k.ajL»] 

^rdzujk r^Aiz*.ls K'ii.i^.i oouziL* 



^U IT' 



f^lsno^i 



\^ :i.AJ3 

[Add. 14,678.] 



cxc. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 5, consisting of 186 
leaves, many of which are torn, especially 
foU. 1, 2, 12—41, and 179—186. The quires 
are signed with letters, from r^to r<&, begin- 
ning at fol. 75 j in the earlier part of the 
volume there do not seem to be any signa- 
tures. Leaves are wanting after foil. 1 and 
11. There are from 9 to 18 lines in each 
page. The greater part of this manuscript, 
from fol. 75 to the end, is written in a good, 
regular hand of the xiii*^ cent. Foil. 2 — 40 
seem to be in a diflPerent hand of about the 
same period; and foil. 41 — 74 are somewhat 
more recent.* It contains — 

1. The Psahns, according to the Peshitta 
version. Fol. 2 a. Each versicle is divided 
into two parts by the letter cd (caftoWco), 
and the r^^u-saHjao and r^tf^^nt are marked 
on the ma r gins. The missing portions are : 
Ps. i. 1— xvi. 3, and xviii. 42— xxvii. 7. 



• Fol. 1 does not belong to this volume. It is the 
first leaf of a choir-book of the xiii*^ or xiv*^ cent, 



containing part of Ps. L ^iJp« ja 

r^£k\^ .vo.!.! (?) r^AuL^iA . . . .^ .aoii^:! 



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2, The Canticles; yiz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Fol. 177 b. 

b. The song of Isaiah. PoL 180 a. 

c. The second song of Moses. Eol. 181 a. 
The colophon, fol. 186 a, states that the 

volume belonged to one Babban Abraham* 

: :ucui3 ft^co r^sAi^ >0Da^r^ • jimO • qqIam 

Aa liirdio coa r^inl.i oA J 

On fol. 186 b is added the song of the 
blessed Virgin, KbAf< ftaLa [reAu»aax.ii] 

On a narrow slip of paper, between foil. 
74 and 75, th^e is written in Karshimi, 

•1^ g\^ jiiaAi^ ^, i.e. cJ^^: vL; U^il 

.(? j^l or S jyi) j^l ^ v^]^ i^U J^USl 

Throughout this manuscript, a reader has 
indicated the pronunciation of many of the 
Syriac words by writing them on the mar- 
gins, or between the lines, in Arabic letters. 
For example : — 



oA^i^reb 


J^. 


^iJiaxiD 


yie^"^ 




u;H 


^x^rf 


•^^l 


\wir^ 


LU^b 


iAiio.iiMO 


^Ujj^j 


tii.ToHj^ 


cjIjJjU 


^:ua 


ui^sctiijij 


h^^rf 


t:^i,l 


di.*l90r^ 


k£.>1jjj1 


^^2^.1 


C^^Us^O 


uadM 


«/y'- 




^U;^! 




crV 




JjAftJil 


jj^jj) 


Aia^oD 


{J^4jjb 


re^lii.1 


W!^/'» 


o^ao 


^'^3 


.%.<r^ 


ujaxilc 


redvu* 


UIj^ 




s^tl^ 



[Add. 17,220.] 



CXCI. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 4|f, consisting of 
186 leaves, many of which are much torn, 
espedaUy foU. 1—20, 38, 68—72, 78, 83, 
157, 158, 166—171, and 181—186. The 
quires, signed with letters, were probably 18 
in number; but the volume is imperfect at 
the end, and there are lacunsB after folL 3, 
9, 15, 171, 178, 180, and 181. The number 
of lines in each page is 16 or 17. It is 
written in a regular, Nestorian hand of the 
xiii*^ cent., with many Syriac vowels and a 
few other marks of punctuation. Foil. 1 — 3 
are somewhat more recent, and foil. 68 — 72 
are of still later date. The contents are — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitti 
version, with a marginal division into itdloco 
and f^i\jsn\sn. The missing portions are: 
Ps. iv. 8 — X. 8 ; xviii. 20 — 39 ; and xxiv. 9 
— ^xxix. 7. The short arguments prefixed to 
them are stated in the title (fol. 1 5) to have 
been composed by Theodore of Mopsuestia : 

^l-UQ f^lMLAz[»] ,\ nT> «^3^1 oAau ^^^ 

r^HAX^a .V0.1 f^inn\3 r^iivao[i] .aiiftaaX 

2. The Canticles, K'iujLax.ii ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. FoL 143 a. 

b. The song of Isaiah. Fol. 145 a. 

c. The second song of Moses (Deut. xxxii. 
1—21). Fol. 145 5. 

d. The third song of Moses (Deut. xxxii. 
21—43). Fol. 147 6. 

3. Hymns and Prayers for various occar 

sions, fdaxi3.i4JLa ^Ji^rt'&OQ.i rAs n *i t ^ 
rdkax. ool&a Af<o . f^H^o.iaa r^Hr^^k^o ; * 

viz. 

a. Hymn for the night of any Sunday, by 
Narses, tiaX f<^Aa^:i (sic) f<lxi3.v».i r^jJA.i 

• Compare Add 14,675, and Add. 7156 (Forshall and 
Eosen's Catalogue, p. 12). 



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f^ifila p»ii . PoL 149 b. Beginning : ^:ioik 

ft. Morning hymn (" the Song of light ") 
by Theodore of Mopsuestia, r^s^A^k.^ rtS^.i 
f^iA£&» .fiDaiosK^ fi^inn\\ . PoL 150 a. 
Beginning : fdnl\iil j^a.! r^iajoi • 

c. Morning hymn, by Narses, •:• a9iiv9.i 
WB^ii tiM^ r^.i ■ nv3 • PoL 151 a. Begin- 
ning: Kl^iKll •A.i^ « f<uiT^.i QaaiJ.i:i r^iCDOl 

d. The song of the three holy Children, 
f^4iu» iua.1 rci^aacii • Pol. 152 ft. 

e. Por Smiday morning, rdnx9.v».i f<i^3 
(the "Gloria in excelsis"). Pol. 153 ft. 
Beginning : i^lsno'isaa KbAKll r^^aax.^ • 

/. The Nicene Creed: r^(ii.i^.i r^(iiaraa*€D 

K'iiu.TSQ Tt^iffiiin o&i&iir^:! . Pol. 154 ft. 

5r, A prayer, when they give the kiss of 
peace, at the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist, K'lirCi i^saLl.!. Pol. 155 a. Beginning : 

^ •'U-:k..i oAsk r^solaa f^xx23UL»a it^TiTno 

h. At the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist, by Ephraim, tisaX t^^^a^^i •:• K'lir^.i 
ja^V^r^. Pol. 155 ft. Beginning: •:k.aab«4;» 

i. At the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist on festivals, by Tazdin,* •:• K'Sr^l^.i rt^iK'.i 
r^Iai ^.ivA f^^^a^i. Pol. 156 a. Beginning : 
KHz^noo ai^x.0 . a\t^.i r^xir^ —^^ *^^ 

j. At the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist on ferial days, i^Viut. K'&dbcu.i r^^iut^. 

* Forshall and Rosen are wrong in supposing (Cata- 
logue^ p. 13) that Tazdin, ^«1W> may be an error of the 
scribe for Tazidad, 93aW* 



PoL 156 ft. Beginning: ^aj^ii i^iW 

k. Por the noctum of Monday, by 
Ephraim, f^iin\3 ♦it^nT-i ^i^ KlAls 
>«iiif^>iaX. Pol. 157 a. Beginning: ^^K 

I. Por the noctum of Tuesday, by Bar- 
sauma, bishop of Nisibis, itlii.i f^oAAri 
juoaAK' r^^ao^ia tisaX r^.i ■ n \ 3 •:* n^iTn 
^^a*^:i . PoL 157 ft. Beginning : ^ao^sd r^ 

m. Por the noctum of Wednesday, by 
Abimelech, >iaX .aL:! n^nTi\nit^.i f^JA.i 
v^aAssft". Pol. 158 a. See Add. 14,675, 

no. 2 h. 

n. Por the noctum of Thursday, by 
Ephraim, [t^.i n \ .i . f^]nTnT^t».i KlAl.i 
>*iArc'ti»X. Pol. 158 a. See Add. 14,675, 
no. 2, e. 

0. Por the noctum of Priday, by John of 
the convent of Narses,* .K'ikaoi^.i kiA1.i 
iJB»ij tisQ du9.i ^cu ti^* PoL 159 a. 
Beginning : . oq9Cu» :ua:i tt^n\\ ft^unfiT. 

p. For the noctum of Saturday, by 
Ephraim, >«iArC tiaX ^-i^iiax..! KIAI3 
r^ai • PoL 160 ft. Beginning : i^^r^ vyia 

q. Por the morning service or lauds of 
ferial days, f<^i ut. K'&dQcu:! r^i^.i . PoL 
160 ft. Beginning : . «^r^ rt'^oaLX^ii vA 

r. At compline on Sundays, by Babai the 
Greatjt >a« tiaX •:• it ^nTn .v».i r^^kadfl^:! 



• Generally called John of Beth-Rabban. See Asse- 
mani, Bibl. Or., torn, iii., para 1, p. 72. 

t See Assemani, BibL Or., torn, iii., pars 1, p. 88. 



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f^Ai. Fol. 161a. Beginning: Kkmes.! ^.^ar^ 

%^r\ . See Add. 14,675, no. 2, k, a. 

e. A hymn to be used from the Annnn- 
cdation to the Nativity, by Babai the Great, 

K'.ilA < Fol. 162 a. Beginning : rdiiu vyia 

t. B/Ogationary hymn, by Babai bar Nesib- 
Fol. 163 a. See Add. 14,675, no. 



naye, xjs 

2, A;, 7. 

w. Bogationary hymn, by Bar-sauma, 
bishop of Nisibis, i^lsno^ia ti^ . K'iiaai^.i 
^x.a.^.1 i^ftAnfti^kT^. Fol. 164 a. See Add. 
14,675, no. 2, A?, )8. 

t?. For the Consecration of the Church, by 
Sergius the Persian (but see Add. 14,675, 
no. 2, 8), ,ftn\vag ti^oi •:• K'ii.i^ ^juicua:! 
rddifl^ia . Eol. 164 b. Beginning : KUuacut. 

tr. At compline, by Abba the Catholicus,* 
r^a^ r^^K" ti^ <* ft^\nAflf>.i . Fol. 165 b. 
Beginning: , i\ i^lsn ti^n (sic) ^/^\ » lax 

X. Another, i^H.^ redii^K". Fol. 166 a. 

Beginning: Anfti^\ t^Ki vAo »..^ J^jjiafsa 

. ^jLsnr^ ^i^\\ >i\\\ )BaA& KUusot. 

4. K'iiioio'iA , or condones, for several occa- 
sions; viz. 

a. )bcu\&:i •:• rdacsni.! « Fol. 167 a. 

5. rdA^^cuto.! . Fol. 171 a. 

c. )bcu\&.i f^JA.i . Fol. 171 b. Imperfect. 

5. K'.icaflD.i rdLb, or hynms addressed to 
the martyrs. Fol. 172 a. Imperfect. See 
Add. 14,675, no. 5. [Add. 17,219.] 

* See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. iii., pars 1, p. 75. 



CXCIL 

Pour paper leaves, about 7| in. by 6, 
much stained and torn. There are 10 or ^ 
11 lines in each page. The writing is large 
and rather peculiar, probably of the xiii* 
cent. They oontain-r- 

Psahns cxlii. and cxliii. 1 — ^12, according 
to the Peshitta version. 

[Add. 14,738, foil. 2— 5.1 

CXCIII. 

Paper, about 5^ in. by 3|, consisting of 
258 leaves, most of which are more or less 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — ^10, 181, 
and 203 — 258. The quires are now 25 in 
number. They are signed with letters, at 
the top of the page, from t^ to w and from u 
to ^ (sic, fol. 253 a). Leaves are wanting at 
the beginning and end, as well as after folL 
80, 122, 155, 163, and 257. This volume is 
written in an inelegant hand of the xiii*** 
or xiv*^ cent., inclining to the Malkite type, 
and contains — 

The Psalms, according to the Peshitta ver- 
sion, divided into Kodlafutra, each xdOurfui 
(f^isnj^hin) being subdivided into f<uscuL 
(marked oZ). Ps. cxviii. is in three parts, 
to each of which other hymns and prayers 
are appended; see foil. 189 i, 198 a, and 
205 J. 

The missing portions are: Ps. i. 1 — 6, 
xxxviii. 15 — xxxix. 7, Ixvi. 7 — ^Ixviii. 22, 
xc. 14 — xcii. 15, ciii. 8. — cv. 4, cxlv. 6 — 
cxlix. 1, and cxlix. 7 to the end. On fol. 
146 a the scribe has passed at once from Ps. 
Ixxxii. 6 to Ps. Ixxxiii. 4, doubtless owing to 
a defect in the manuscript which he was 
copying. [Add. 14,672.] 

CXCIV. 

A single paper leaf, much torn, contain* 
ing— 



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( Fsahns x. S — ^xi* ^> according to the Pe- 
shitta version, written in an inel^ant hand 
of the xiii* or xiy*'' cent. 

[Add. 17,257, fol. 79.] 

cxcv. 

Five paper leaves, about 6f in. by 4i|, 
slightly torn. There are 13 or 14 lines in 
each page. The writing is of the xiii*^ or 
xiv*^ cent., with occasional Syriac vowels. 
They contain — 

Psalms xxi. 7 — ^xxv. 6, according to the 
Peshitta version. 

[Add. 17,257, foil. 103—107.] 

. . CXCYI. 



• Pour paper leaves, about 7 in. by 5^^ 
written in double columns of 13 lines. The 
writing is neat and regular, of the xiii*^ or 
xiv*^ cent. They contain — 

Psalms xliv. 22— xlvi. 2, and xlviii. 8 — 
xlix. 18, according to the Peshitta version. 
[Add. 17,267, foil. 108—111.] 



cxcvn. 

Paper, about ^ in. by 4|, consisting of 
59 leaves, some of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 1—10, 58, and 59. The 
quires, signed with letters, were 13 in num- 
ber ; but the first eight are now lost (with 
the exception of 4 leaves), and the ninth is 
imperfect. Consequently, there are lacunaB 
after foU. 2, 4, and 10. The number of lines 
in each page varies from 16 to 19. This 
volume is written in a regular, though rather 
inelegant hand of the xiv*^ cent., with nume- 
rous Syriac and Greek vowels (y^, m, x, p, ni , 
>^), and the points rukkdkh and kiMhshdi. 
It contains — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version, Ps. di. being added at the end, 



iuoii9 aaL.i ft£aL.T K'iflboiM • The f^iuM*isd 
and r^Uioox. are marked oh the margins'; 
and there is a &rther division in the text 
into Services (kAulsbu.^) according to the 
usual canonical hours, commencing, in the 
present state of the manuscript, with 

Vespers, (f^x»i.i) r^hisLSKUL^ , Ps. xcii — 
ciii. Imperfect. Pol. 10 a. 

Compline, r^iioA^ «...^^.i r^iiJLMjL&i 
f<i^qj»n , Ps. civ. — cvii. Pol. 16 6. 

Pirst noctum, r^iu».i4 r^Al^ K'iuB^af.&i, 
Ps. cviii. — cxvii. Fol. 24 a. 

Second noctum, ^i^ ftlftil.! f^huLsnju^ , 
Ps. cxviii— cxxx. Pol. 31 a. 

Third noctum, i^AA'iui kiA1.i i<'<kxMa.&i, 
Ps. cxxxi — cxliii. Pol. 43 a. 

Pourth nocturn, i^jLairt'9 ftlftil.! 7^^, 
Ps. cxliv. — cli. Pol. 51 6. 

The missing portions are: Ps. i. 1 — ^xxix. 
3 ; xxxL 22 — xxxvi i. 25 ; xxxix. 3 — ^Ixxxviii. 
8 ; and xciii. 3 — ^xcv. 11. 

2. The Canticles; viz. 

The first song of Moses. Pol. 56 a. 

The song of Isaiah. Pol. 58 a. 

The second song of Moses ; imperfect at 
the end. Pol. 58 b. 

On some of the Psalms there are Arabic 
notes, written by a later hand, of which the 
following, on Ps. cix., fol. 24 b, may serve as 
a specimen. 

U bbVo)^ (sic) JJ«3^ j\a^ jS5 J i&MsJ^ it^j^ s^ 



v^b JdS OuJb] 



rr^ 



.i>i 



*' Take mustard-seed, and put it into a new 
earthenware pot, and fill it with water; 
repeat over it this psahn for three days; 
then pour it out before the door of thy 
enemy, and, by the permission of God, he 
will die." [Add. 17,223.] 

cxcvm. 

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142 leaves, a few of which are slightly stained 
and soiled. Fol 1 is much torn. The quires, 
signed with letters, are 15 in number, the 
last being imperfect. There are about 16 
lines in each page. This volume is written 
in a good hand of the xiv^ cent., with 
numerous Q-reek and Syriac vowels, etc. 
Poll. 2—10 are a later addition of the xvi*^ 
or xvii*"^ cent. The contents are — 

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta 
version, with short arguments prefibced. 
The rt'iu^aisQ and r^Uioox. are marked as 
usual. The margins contain numerous notes, 
a few of which are in Arabic (e.g. fol. 24 a). 
Most of them are derived from the i^oK" 
i<iir^ of Gregory Bar-HebrsBus, and refer 
to the pronunciation of words in the text, or 
to various readings of the Greek (i^ucu , 
foil. 18 J, 24 a, 26 J, 27 i, 30 J, etc.), Nesto- 
rian (. ic\fiai , foil. 21 6, 23 a, i, 24 a, etc.), 
j^arkaphensian (f^L^^aia, foil. 100 i, 118 i), 
and Armenian (KlAianir^, folL 34 a, 62 a) 
versions. This copy contains Psalm cli. 
Subscription, fol. 134 a, rt'ioMvsQ n^\ t 

i^ar^3 r^aiudk ^ fd*^t^ rt^ioDCLLs :uo.i.i 

KlftJMLao fA^r^ (sic) fda^ ,:if r^ 1^ r^lir^ 

* X 

2. The Canticles ; viz. 

a. The first song of Moses. Pol. 134 a. 

b. The song of Isaiah. Pol. 136 b. 

c. The second song of Moses. Pol. 136 a. 

d. The Nicene Creed. Pol. 139 a. 

e. The " Gloria in Excelsis,'* TTTZ x. 



f^l.TlAtt^r^.l •fiftAa»fdiiir^ .is mi\^^ o . Pol. 
140 a. 
f. An addition to no. e, beginning: 

. ^A:k. >4ii^r^ • ^.^iioiuM Ji^^^^ vv&iobb 
Pol. 141a. \ 



g. The Lord's Prayer, r^^cA^ ♦ , 
»cDo:uMi-^ ^^^ jllr^s. Pol. 141 b. 

A. The song of the blessed Virgin. Pol. 
142 a. 

♦. The Beatitudes ; imperfect. Pol. 142 6. 

On fol. 2 a there is a note in Arabic, 
stating that the book belonged to one Anton, 
the son of Shakur, the son of Hanna, sjU 
IW iXlj j/^ «sJj ^j^\ ji^]/^ M^ i ^^^ another 
in Italian, otd uso di Oeorgio cT Antonio, pro- 
bably a son of the preceding. 

Pol. 1 is a torn leaf from a neatly written 
vellum manuscript of about the xii**" cent. 
It contains on the verso the commencement 
of a dissertation on the Genealogies of 
our Lord: ^a ...» A\^:i r^icocLA 

^ Jla. ml13 KUiuAJtsa .... r^<ka«. 

. r^AtA*iA3 f^lLi^ f<^\ftii\\iot^ 

On the recto there is a coloured eflSgy of a 
saint. [Add. 26,552.] 

CXCIX. 

A paper leaf, 6^ in. by 4|, containing Ps. 
Ixxviii. 26 — 46, according to the Peshitta 
version, neatly written in a hand of the xiv*^ 
cent., with some Syriac vowels and other 
points. 

[Add. 17,257, fol. 112.] 

cc. 

A paper leaf, 6^ in. by 4, containing — 
Psalms cxlix., cl., and cli. {%h\lf< r^ia:^i 
Mtf^La), and part of the first song of Moses, 
according to the Peshitta version, written in 
a hand of the xiv*^ or xv*^ cent. 

[Add. 17,257, fol. 113.] 

CCI. 

Eight paper leaves, 6^ in. by 4|. The 
writing is neat and regular, of the xv^ cent., 



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with occasional Greek and Syriac vowels. 
There are from 14 to 17 lines in each page. 
They contain — 

Psalms iii. 8 — ^xvi. 11, according to the Pe- 
shi^ta version. The r^^u^aHJSQ and f< tt nrit 
are marked on the mai^ins, and the com- 
mencement of the Psalms for matins (pa-A.^ 
ooLft.! )BVM • f^i^^) is also noted. 

The name of the scribe was Simeon, as 
appears from the words in the ornamental 
device at the end of Ps xiv., ^,,n\^T i^ 

[Add. 17,257, foil. 95—102.] 

CCIL 

Seventeen paper leaves, about 6J in. by 
44, taken from the original binding of Add. 
26,878, of which manuscript they now form 
foil. 71 — 87. They are all stained and soiled. 
The quires, signed with letters (foil. 79 and 
87), were 19 in number. There are from 9 
to 18 lines in each page. The writing is by 
two hands (foil. 71—81 and 82—87) of the 
xv*^ cent., with numerous Greek and Syriac 
vowels. The contents are — 

Portions of the Psalms, according to the 
Peshitta version, arranged for the services 
of the canonical hours (fol. 72 a, ik^JLa. 

f^i^^i ; fol. 84 a, . r^iaiaj]D.i pox.^ doiJLi. 

p *^ ^m r y yy 

k4^:i pQX.^ ^qhi . JU. cA^o). Ai^uments 

are prefixed to the Psalms, some being added 
by later hands on the margins. On the 
margins of foil. 84 — 86 there are some 
Arabic glosses. 

The remaining portions are : Ps. xiii. 5 — 
xviii. 3; xxii. 7 — 20; xxvi. 11 — xxvii. 4; 
xxxiii. 8 — 15; xxxvii. 35 — 40; xl. 2 — 6; 
1. 14— li. 11; Iv. 22— Ivi. 13; cviii. 1— cix. 
22; cxviii. 6 — 32; and of the Canticles, 
Deut. xxxii. 17 — 29. 

[Add. 25,878, foU. 71—87.] 



CCIII- 

Paper, 8| in. by 6, consisting of 298 leaves. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 30 in num- 
ber. Each page is divided into two columns 
of 17 lines. This manuscript is written in a 
good, regular, Nestorian hand, with vowel- 
points, etc., dated A.D. 1826, and contains — 

The Psalms and Canticles, according to the 
Peshitta version, accompanied by an Arabic 
translation in Syriac characters, written in 
parallel columns. The ndXcica and r^iusnisQ 
are marked on the margins. Ps. i. is 
preceded by a prayer. Title, fol. 4 a: 

• * ^ * 







tion, fol. 282 a: oyAft*Mf M 

^ikVo Zjo ijJoAa ^J^t lSai:t 
t^^Joo ^^^^r^ftv ^aLajfibo ■> H^o 



\^toiOiX .>Ziai2o ^ifixs^ ^36JxxL 

^iZ Va^ -^r}^ r^o^ ■>^ 



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Then follows Fs. cli., Z^A.^pb «30A 

282 ft. 

The Canticles are : the first song of Moses, 
fol. 283 b ; the song of Isaiah, fol. 286 a ; 
the second song of Moses (Deut. zzxii. 1 — 
21), fol. 285 b ; and the third song of Moses 
(Deut. xxxii. 21—43), fol. 287 a. The songs 
of Moses are each preceded hy a prayer. 

Next conies an index to the Psalms, alpha- 

heticallyarranged; a>*k> (f\n\i oifibaOl^* 

Fol. 289 a. 

Poll. 295 and 296 contain a note in Arabic, 
stating that this manuscript was written by 
the deacon Anton ibn Hormuz for the deacon 
'Audish ibn Hormuz, at Mosul, A J). 1826, 
when Leo (XII.) was Pope of Borne, Joseph 
y. patriarch of the Chaldseans, and Basil, 
Joseph and Laurence metropolitans of Mosul. 

%ajl^! ^ooZ^ ioLSf jQ^&ai fl^ ^ 
o\no .\y on\v>\Z ^Nvn ^Zo 

If^At >atasotXio wAZ dOiZl2 
^ZouEaAZo \ ,y ^A V 1 Lijo 

ouiJjoA :■ il^l %4yijM\l imx ^ 

^l 6ujl£k> w^ > i..ju^! 
^ijE-JkA dyA-Xbo 6i^>LeuiZ-^Ao 



\2 ouxfts^ U^ 



^iA& iChv^SSZ •acbOb il^ TaUt 

ToapoUl Xi\^i *3i^2 * ^0 yi\Z 
6i>inyii\! oiLflao^ ■! vn \! Oj^oao 

* ^^t touOA^! auuiom*^ 2oyA9A* 

<' »a6\t ^ 6y\4t\yii\Zo opoMi^s 
^2 t-^^ ^2 y> \y \t sQryJ^eut 

oi3A&:ioo >^dfi3!^2 4£^bOu ^2 
d)L^^2 ^j» o/ o>i.>Q oii^hA -Vf- 

Not a little trouble has been taken in 
ornamenting this yolume. See in particular 
the devices on foil. 3 b, 283 a, and 294 b. 

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J^^M ii\^l4U\ ^1;," the fear of the Lord 
is the beginning of wisdom," written in a 
fimcifdl manner and interwoven with leaves 
and flowers. On fol. 297 a we find the words 
IjjI CJl^l aJUi a V l^iJl ^l^ ^^, "him who 
serves the Virgin, destruction shall never 
overtake," written in letters of gold on a 
black ground. [Add. 16,443.] 

CCIV. 

Twenty vellum leaves, about 6J in. by 4f , 
sevwal of which are much stained and torn. 
The quires are signed with letters. There 
are from 12 to 17 lines in each page. The 
writing is of about the xii*** cent. They 
contain — 

Fragments of the Psalms, according to the 
Feshitta version, arranged as the first part 
of a Choir-book ; viz. Fs. i. 1 — ^xxi. 7, budv. 
3 — ^Ixxxvi. 10, Ixxxviii. 13 — ^Ixxxix. 19, and 
xcvui. 7— ci. 8. Title : rdA^ofipo f^lxu A^ 

f<aT<:i : KlftfipOf^a (sic) iua£o f^^cuiuXiui 
[Add. 14,666, foU. 13—32.] 

ccv. 

Four vellum leaves, all much soiled and 
torn. There are 17 or 18 lines in each page. 
The writing is partly cursive, partly Estran- 
gela, of the xii*^ or xiii*^ cent. They are— 

A fragment of the first part (t<) of a 
Choir-book, containing Fsalms ii. 6 — ^x. 15, 
according to the Feshitta version. The verso 
of the last leaf seems to have been left blank 
by the scribe. 

[Add. 14,666, foU. 33—36.] 

CCVI. 

A paper leaf, much torn, about 6| in. by 



4|. The writing is neat aiid regular, of the 
xii*"* or xiii**" cent. It is — 

A fragment of the first part of a Choir- 
book, containing Fsalms xl. 6 — xlii. 8, 
according to the Feshitta version. 

[Add. 17,267, fol. 74.] 

CCVII. 

Twenty-one paper leaves, about 6^ in. by 
4f , most of which are more or less stained 
and torn. The quires are signed with letters. 
There are from 13 to 15 lines in each page. 
The writing is large and regular, and dated 
A. Gr. 1559, A.D. 1248. They contain— 

Fortions of both parts of a Choir-book, 
comprising Fsalms xlv. — ^Ixxxii., which were 
chanted before the altar at the celebration 
of the holy Eucharist. 

Of the first part (re) there remain: Fs. 
xlviii. 5— xlix. 10; 1. 23— Iv. 12; bd. 2— 
Ixvi. 11; hdx. 17 — Ixxi. 15; Ixxvi. 2 — 
Ixxvii. 10; and Ixxx. 10 — ItcxxI. 11. 

The second part (jd) commences on fol. 
12 b with the illuminated and gilded title* 
Ktaoa^.! CTi\\^:i T<iasav» . Of it there 
remain: Fs.xlv. 1 — xlvi. 5; xlviii. 3 — ^Ivi. 9; 
and Ixxxii. 6 — 8. 

On fol. 21 a there is a note, giving the 
date, and saying that this manuscript was 
written by a "feeble old man," aided by 
Babban Habib. The scribe seems therefore 
to have been the same Bacchus who wrote 
Add. 17,266. r^'*U.i.i r^hss^ v^f< om\x. 

•oco • A^o^f^^ A& A^o . insLn . niiM pi 

[Add. 17,257, foU. 1—21.] 

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82 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially folL 1, 30, 35—39, 43— 
47, and 74 — 82, whilst others have been re- 
paired at a ccnnparatiyely early period. The 
quires, signed with letters, were probably 11 
in number; but the first is lost, and of the 
last two only a few fragments remain. There 
are, besides, lacunae after foil. 37 and 46. 
Each page has 15 lines. This manuscript 
is written in a large, regular character, dated 
A. G. 1662, A.D. 1261, and contains— 

The first part of a Choir-book, com- 
prising the Psalms and Canticles, according 
to the Peshitta version. The Psalms are not 
nimibered or distinguished by headings, but 
the KAusnis* and kUiocul are rubricated in 
the text (e. g. folL 3 i, 6 a, etc.). The com- 
mencement of each versicle is marked by the 
letter f<, and the versicle is divided by od 
(ca*a\lcD). 

There are now missing : Ps. i. 1 — xn. 6 ; 
large portions of Ps. hdx. — ^Ixxiv., and Ixxx. — 
Ixxxvii.; Ps. cxviii. 170 — 176; and the 
greater part of Ps. cxix.— cl., as well as of 
the Canticles. 

For the date, etc., see no. CCIX., which is 
bound up with it 

[Add. 17,266, foil. 1—82.] 

CCIX. 

Paper, about 9| in. by 6f, consisting of 
50 leaves (Add. 17,266, foil. 83—132), some 
of which are stained and torn, especially foil. 
83, 93, 94, 103, 104, 131, and 132. The 
quires, 11 in number, are signed with 
letters, and also with Coptic ciphers at 
the top, (fol. 84 a, 3 ; fol. 94 a, ^ ). The 
first six have been lost, with the exception 
of a single leaf. The writing, date, etc., are 
the same as of the preceding number, of 
which this manuscript is — 

The second part ; and accordingly the com- 
meiLcement of each verse is marked by the 
letter •». Ps. i. 1 — ^Ixxxiv. 11 are wanting, 



with the exception of part of Ps. xxxii. and 
xxxiii. (foL 83). The Canticles are complete, 
viz., the first song of Moses, fol. 126 b; the 
song of Isaiah, fol. 127 b ; and the second 
song of Moses, fol. 128 a. 

On fol. 131 a there is a note, stating 
that the two parts of this Psalter were 
written, A. Gr. 1662, A.D. 1261, in the con- 
vent of S. Mary Deipara, by a monk named 
Bacchus, when Ignatius was patriarch of 
Antioch*, and Athanasius of Egypt.f M^a. 
f<iu4jui^ K'^flL^Jk rdJLaoajLO f^AJ» 

• T<iuiJk.i K!aoalo tsacua •:• f^u\^ AoLf^a 

cn^T..! T<^H.a4»o K!aocdb ft^\^o i^Jimjoq 
^n^f< : f<XLSnf^n r^i^nA ooA • •fl^OAf^a 



T<^OA*fl9 ^ Kllf< A I y^ »^0.1 A!^ . naui 



* Ignatius IL See Aflsemaiiiy BibL Or.^ t. ii., p. 371 ; 
Le Quien, Oriens Christy torn, ii., col. 1392. 

t See Renaudot, Hist. Patr. Alexandr., p. 699; Le 
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^.,^AiA\^7a ijaLA9 >\o K'oolf^ iua 

cbo <• lA riOLifSmCk A mj^ 

f^lautiu COD J^f^ • JL^ f^i^.a ff<^aaLoiAo 

• J^^iiX.r^:i A& A^ • • K'oolr^ ^ 

• • • .[,nin]i» ^1 f^4U»oi Jus f^AiK" A^o 



ol^o . %.i^^n wau\y» pi 



JUSf^Alf^ 



^l^ft" oqi:i 3-1^.1 fd^xx.?^ pi •••••• A^ 

[•par^] auB^ rdfiftijJ f^oolK' 

PolL 131 b and 132 contaiii Ps. li., written 
in an inelegant hand of somewhat later date. 

At the commencements of the K'Auaoijao, 
in both parts of this Choir-book, there are 
interlaced ornaments, highly coloured with 
different paints; e.g. foil. 3 b, 19 a, 32 b, 
89 a, 96 a, 108 a, etc. 

[Add. 17,256, foU. 83—132.] 

ccx. 

Paper, about 6f in. by 5^, consisting of 
30 leaves, some of which are stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 8, and 27—30. The 
quires, signed with letters, were 7 in number, 
but leaves are now wanting at the begmning 
and end, as well as after foil. 1, 18, 26, and 
27. There are from 17 to 21 lines in each 
page. This volmne is written in a good, 
regular hand of the xiii^ cent., and contains — 

Portions of the first half of a Choir-book, 
comprising the Psalms, according to the 
Peshitta version. They are not numbered 
or distinguished by headings, but the 
K'iuJMijao and KUiooaL are marked both in 
the text and on the margin. The versicles 
are also divided by the letter od (ai»a\lcD) 
in red ink. 

The missing portions are : Ps. i. 1 — xxii. 
24; XXV. 6 — ^1. 14; xc. 10 — ^xciii. 3; ex. 2 — 
cxvii. 24 ; cxviii. 50 — cxxxviii. 4 ; and cxlvii. 
16 to the end. [Add. 17,222.J 



CCXL 

Pive vellum leaves, about 6^ in. by 4J, 
with from 17 to 19 lines in each page. The 
writing is rather inelegant, of the xiii^ cent. 
They contain— 

A portion of the first part of a Ohoir-book» 
comprising Psalms xlvi. 5— Ix. 6, according 
to liie Peshitta version. The Psalms are 
numbered, the t^Ausq t» and f^ua^ikiu marked, 
and the versicles divided as usual by cd. 

[Add. 14,524, foU. 7—11.] 

ccxn. 

A paper leaf, much torn. The writing is 
inelegant, of the xiii**^ cent. It is — 

A portion of the first part of a Choir-book, 
comprising Ps. xlv. 1 — 6, according to the 
Peshitta version* Title, on the verso : Ajb» 

r^hiMjsi^M r^^o^A • The recto contains 
some short hymns, in a different hand. 

[Add. 17,267, fol. 80.] 

CCXIIL 

A paper leaf, slightly torn, about 6| in. 
by 5. The writing is good and r^ular, of 
the xiii**^ cent. It is — 

A portion of the second part of a Choir- 
book, containing Psalms Iv. 16 — Ivi. 13, ac- 
cording to the Peshitta version. Instead of 
CD, there is written in some places oiloi . 

[Add. 17,257, fol. 75.1 

CCXIV. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 5^, consisting of 
52 leaves (Add. 17,257, foil. 22—73), most 
of which ^re more or less stained and torn. 
The quires are signed with letters. The 
number of lines in each page varies from 11 
to 15. This manuscript is written in a 



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rather inelegant hand of the xiii*^ or xiv*^ 
cent., with a few Greek vowels, and com- 
prises — 

Large portions of the second part of a 
Choir-book, containing the Psalms, accord- 
ing to the Peshitta version. We have here : 
partofPs.xvii.; xxiv.4 — ^xxvi.l2; xxviii.2 — 
xxxi, 7; xxxii. 2 — ^xxxiv. 2; xxxv. 20 — 
xxxvii.20; xH.4— xUv.2; xlv. 13— xlvii. 1; 
xlviii. 13— xlix. 18; U. 16— liii. 1; Iv. 9— 
Ivi. 2; lix. 5— Ixii. 10; Ixv. 1— Ixviii. 4; 
Ixviii. 26— Ixix. 34; Ixxi. 12— xcv. 3; xcviii. 
9— cii. 22; civ. 24— cv. 12; cviii. 2— cxviii. 
24; and cxviii. 61 — 87. 

The f^h^xsnisn and r^jjoox. are marked, 
and the verses divided by cd. The com- 
mencements of the various daily services are 
also rubricated in the text; viz. fol. 23 6, 
y^aAjkn ^oJL ^ici f<iiaB2u.^; fol. 40 5, 
^^aJL ujL^:i ; foL 63 b, ^cAf^.! f^&Mi.i ; 
fol. 72 a, ft£JA:i ^^1^.1. 

[Add. 17,267, foU. 22—73.] 

ccxv. 

Three paper leaves, all much torn. The 
writing is of the xiii*^ or xiv"* cent. These 
are — 

Fragments of the second part of a Choir- 
book, containing Psalms cxiv. 18— <5xvii. 6, 
cxviii. 129 — ^160, and part of the second song 
of Moses, Deut. xxxii. 8 — 24, according to 
the Peshitta version. 

[Add. 17,267, foU, 76—78.] 

CCXVI- 

A paper leaf, much torn. It is — 
A fragment of the second part of a Choir- 
book, written in a good hand of the xiv*^ 
cent., containing Psalms cxxxix. 4— cxHi. 3, 
according to the Peshit^ta version. 

[Add. 17,267, fol. 81.] 

CCXVII. 

Paper, about 6^ in. by 4|, consisting of 48 



leaves (Add. 14,723, foil. 66—113), some of 
which are much stained and torn, especially 
foU. 66—69, 86—94, 101—103, 108, 112, 
and 113. The quires, signed with letters, 
were at least 16 in number; but the first 
nine are altogether lost, and there is a lacuna 
after fol. 103. Each page has from 16 to 20 
lines. This nianuscript is written in a 
rather inelegant hand of the xiii*^ cent., 
with numerous Greek vowels, and contains — 
The Psalms proper for the several daQy 
services, according to the Peshitta version, 
accompanied by certain prayers; viz. 

1. Morning prayer, T<i&^i, imperfect at 
the beginning. Fol. 66 a. Pss. xv., xvi., xix., 
xxvii., and cxlii.; r^i&^i k"^.!^, begin- 
ning K'lCDOi:! caMj.i.M vA oZ, fol. 69 a; 
prayer, fol. 69 b. ^ 

2. Terce, ^^aJL ^ici. Fol. 70 b. i^iui^ 
iiAiui, beginning k'qoAt^ KL»ia 

i%n\ I u ^\ iuajLT<.i ocb • KIi&JlaiM , foL 
70 b; prayer of Gregory (Theologus), 
•fl»fiuicL^i.\^, fol. 71 a ; Pss. xx., xxiiL, 
xxiv., XXV., xxvi., xxix., xxx., xxxiv«, xlL, 
xliii., xlvi., and xlvii. ; prayer of Philoxenus 
of Mabug, fol. 78 b. 

3. Sext, f<snaMn cq^&:i . Fol. 79 a. Prayer, 
beginning >lAn\^ Jl^ •fl»cu» fol. 79 a; Pss. 
liv., Ivii., bd., Ixv., Iv., xlviii., Ixxxiv., Ixxxv., 
Ixxxvi., Ixxxvii., xci., and xciii. ; prayer of 
Abraham Kidunaya,* i^ucia ^coi^sf^, fol. 
86 bi ^cui QQ^&.i r^iui^, beginning 
f^4iL*K2sQ ^s^axs ^oisko tt^s^f^o, fol. 87 ei. 

4. None, ^msJL •jJL^.i i^^ol^. FoL 87 a. 
Prayer of Macarius the Egyptian, r^ai^ 
Kl*i^ jaa^iaM, fol. 87 a; Pss. xcvi., xcvii., 
xcviii., xcix., c, ci., ex., cxi., cxii., cxiii., 
and cxv. ; prayer, beginning yi \ \:i oW 
^a&jL .^bA-iua (sic) ^cqo , fol. 92 b ; another, 
beginning oaiAk.io f^^QiI«»3o ff<oalff Kl^isn 
ff<^CLax.^, fol. 94 a. 

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5.. Vespers or Evening Prayer, t<^oA^ 
f^&Mi.i • FoL 94 a. Prayer of Basil, »is« 
,j»ni\iinn, fol. 94 a\ Pss. xxxv., xxxviii., 
xxxix., xl., xxxi., xlviii., Ixxi., xxyiii., oxyii., 
cxl., and cxviii. 105 — 112. Imperfect. 

6. Compline, f^i^eu]».i , is lost. 

7. First noctum, K'iuajsn.i^ K'AuLSUE.iui 
f^L\Li. FoL 104 a. Prayer, beginning iiA.f^ 
f^AiJ^i ft^\nn\ ^ ^^^^iCLflA.!, fol. 104 a\ 
Psalm cxviii, ; prayer of Isaiah the Prophet, 
reUaa rd^a^f^i, fol. 110 b. 

8. Second noctum, ^^i^.i f^AuLMJE.^.1 
f^lAiX.i. Fol. Ill a. Prayer of Isaac of Nineveh, 
f^GLUi:! «4ikfiB*f^ %vs^j fol. Ill ci'i Pss. cxix., 
cxx., cxxi., cxxii., cxxiii., cxxiv., cxxv., and 
cxxvi. Imperfect. 

[Add. 14,723, foU. 66—113.] 

CCXVIII. 

Paper, about 5| in. by 4, consisting of 114 
leaves, many of which are much soiled and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 9, 11, 18, 36, 40—42, 
♦ 50, 51, 55—60, 91—97, 100, 113, and 114. 
The quires, signed with letters, are now 12 
in number; but leaves are wanting after 
foil. 8, 10, 97, and 106, as well as at the end. 
There are from 7 to 11 lines in each page. 
The first eight leaves are written in a neat, 
i-egular hand of the xiv*^ or xv**" cent., with 
many Greek and Syriac vowels ; but the rest, 
though of the same date, are very badly 
written. This manuscript contains — 

The Psalms proper for the several daily 
services, according to the Peshitta version, 
following the use of the Egyptian monks 
in the desert of Scete. Title, fol. 1 5 : .... 
>V9b.i f^Auax. •aoiua.i ^[«ijls«] 



00 



1. Morning Prayer, r^x^^ k'Aulssul^. 
Fol. 1 b. Prayer of S. John the Baptist, 
Kli.i^\Ti ^cu tiao.! r^^o^, fol» 1 b; 
prayer of Severus of Antiooh, >i^o.i f^^va»r^ 
•fl»cuior^fi9, foL 2 b; Pss. 1., iL, iii., iv., v., 
vi., viii., xi., xii., xiii., xv., xvi., xix., xxvii., 
and cxlii. Imperfect. 

2. Terce, ^^ ^iui i^^ol^. Fol. 28 b. 
Prayer of Gregory (Theologus), k'^oA^ 
•fl»cuia^i^ r^lx^.ia.i , fol. 29 a ; Pss. xx., 
xxiii., xxiv., xxv., xxvi., xxix., xxx., xxxiv., 
xli., xliii., xlvi., and xlviL ; prayer of Philo- 
xenus, »fl»autti^a\L& >is«.i f<^al^, fol. 
52 J. 

3. Sext, Klaofiu.! qq^&i i^^ol^. Fol. 55 a. 
Prayer of Abraham Kidunaya, i^^oA^ 
f^Aio.iAa 'pcoxsDf^ txsn rdJL»:ia.i, fol. 55 a; 
Pss. liv., Ivii., IxL, Ixv., Iv., xlviii., Ixxxiv., 
Ixxxv., Ixxxvi., Ixxxvii., xd., and xciii.; a 
prayer, fol. 79 a. 

4. None, ^^aJL .:JLhci f<^al^. Fol. 84 b. 
Prayer of Isaiah of Scete, rda?^:! K'^al^ 

^olflBi A& laool f^LMj^jLr<, fol. 84 b ; Pss. 
xcvi., xcvii., xcviii., xcix.,c.,ci.,cx., cxi., cxii., 
and cxv. ; a prayer, fol. 99 a. Imperfect. 

5. Vespers, r^xsnii K'^oA^. Fol. 105 a. 
Prayer of Basil, j^oAkata rdjL».ia.i T<^al^, 
fol. 105 a ; Pss. xxxv., xxxviii., xxxix., and 
xl. Imperfect. 

On fol. 105 a, the scribe has recorded his 
name, Domitius: i^ilo i^Ji^ ^^f^^ ^ ^^ 
•:• t^iAoi f^.Ax\o r<^\i\\ffc f^.^^^0 f^l^o 

[Add. 17,221.] 



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CCXIX. 

Part of a vellum leaf, apparently a firag- 
ment of a Lectioiiary, written in a large, 
regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii**" cent., 
containing on the one side, S. Mark^ 
ch. xii. V. 11, and on the other, S. Matthew, 
ch. xxi. w. 39, 40. 

[Add. 17,217, fd. 54.] 

ccxx. 

Vellum, lOf in. by 7, consisting of 121 
leaves, the last of which is much stained and 
torn. The quires, 13 in number, are signed 
with letters. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 24 to 34 lines. This volume 
is written, apparently, hj two hands (the 
second commencing at fol. 101 b), dated 
A. Gr. 1135, A.D. 824, and contains — 

A Jacobite Lectionary, comprising lessons 
fipom the Old and New Testaments, prin- 
cipally for the Sundays of the whole year, 
in two parts. Many of them are taken 
from the Apocrypha and from the Syriac 
version of the LXX.* 

Part I. PoU. 1—68. Title, fol. 1 b: 



* See Ceriani's Memoir, *' Le Edizioni e i Manoscritti 
delle Versioni Siriache del Vecchio Testamento," pp. 25, 



26. 



fifth Sunday after Epiphany., 
sixth Sunday after Epiphany. 



oaiAk.1 ftla&a.t«»9 K!uHa:i f^a^ •soiiAMi 

1. The first Sunday after Epiphany, 

Eol. 1 b. 

2. The second Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 2 a.* 

3. The fourth Sunday after Epjphany. 
Fol. 3 a. 

4. The 
Fol. 4 a. 

6. The 
Fol. 4 a. 

6. The seventh Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 6 a. 

7. Kogationaxy lessons, r^h^OiJi^ f^j^xo . 
Fol. 5 a. 

8. Monday in the first week of Lent, 
T<iuajL..i r<LMo^.i i^LaJLa ^iii3 . 
reik«aQ.i^ . Fol. 8 b. 

9. Tuesday. Fol. 9 a. 

10. Wednesday. Fol. 9 b. 

11. Thursday. Fol. 10 a. 

12. Friday. Fol. 10 b. 

13. Saturday. Fol. 11 a. 

14. The first Sunday in Lent, 



itllftTA 



f^soa^.i .TA f< n T n.tu.i 



Fol. 12 a. 



• The third Sunday after Epiphany is omitted here, 
though giv^n in its proper place in part II. 



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15. The second Saturday in Lent. Fol. 
IS a. 

16. The second Sunday in Lent. Pol. 14 J. 

17. The third Saturday in Lent. Fol. 15 a. 
' 18. Sunday in the mid-week of Lent, 

I'ol. 15 b. 

19. Monday. Fol. 16 a. 

20. Tuesday. Fol. 17 a. 

21. Wednesday. Fol. 18 b. 

22. Thursday. Fol. 19 b. 

23. Friday. Fol. 20 b. 

24. Saturday. Fol. 21 b. 

25. The fourth Sunday in Lent. FoL 21 6. 

26. The fifth Saturday in Lent. Fol. 23 a. 

27. The Sunday before Palm Sunday, 
rdliabX.OT<>.ia.l f^»La.*u».i K!ui^ . Fol. 24 a. 

28. The Saturday immediately preceding 
Palm Sunday, r^uuLOK" 00^.1 r^Aua^.! • 
FoL 25 b. 

29. The Morning of Palm Sunday, rei&^.i 
f<UbJLOf^.i . Fol. 26 a. 

30. The Friday of the Confessors, i^u'ia 
f<u.ic«i.i f<iu3oi:k..i . Fol. 26 a. 

31. The Commemoration of the Bishops, 
«^;^cuBLttu&T<.i r^i&o9U9 f^luu . FoL 27 b. 

32. The Sunday after New (Low) Sunday 
(17 Kattftf or pia /cvpuucii), idisi it ^ it n :u»3 f<l*Ha 
i^^.v» ft^iTn.v» . Foil. 28 b, 29 b. 

33. The fourth Sunday after the Besur- 
rection, 1^.1 r<!jkaif<.i f<nTn,'u».i rdA*i^ 
f^hcsixn . Fol. 31 a. 

' 34. The fifth Simday after the Resurrec- 
tion. FoL 32 a. 

* 35. The sixth Sunday after the Besurrec- 
tion. FoL 33 a. 
' 36. The first Sunday after Pentecost, 

Fol. 34 a. 

37. The second Sunday after Pentecost. 
Fol. 35 a. 

38. The third Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 36 J- 

39. The fourth Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 37 a. 



40. The fifth Sunday after P^tecost. 
FoL 38 6. . 

41. The sixth Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 39 6. 

42. The seventh Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 40 b. 

43. The first Sunday after the Fast of the 
Apostles, Klaoo^ iiu3.i u f<nTn:u».i f<li»ia 
ft^mWi . Foir4l a. 

44. The second Sunday. Fol. 42 a. 

45. The third Suiiday. Fol. 42 b. 

46. The fourth Sunday. FoL 43 b. 

47. The fifth Sunday. FoL 45 b. 

48. The sixth Sunday. FoL 46 b. 

49. The (first) Sunday of the Fast of the 
three holy Children, f^Axa.va»3 r^A*H^ 
Klujut iua.i K!aoa^.i ^ Fol. 48 a. 

50. The second Sunday. FoL 49 a. 

51. The third Sunday. FoL 51 a. 

52. The fourth Sunday. FoL 52 a. 

53. The fifth Sunday- Fol. 53 a. 

54. The sixth Sunday. FoL 53 b. 

55. The last Sunday. Fol. 55 a. 

56. The (first) Sunday after the Fast of 
the three holy Children.* FoL 56 a. 

57. The second Sunday. FoL 56 b. 

58. The third Sunday. Fol. 57 b. 

59. The fourth Sunday. FoL 58 a. 

60. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 58 b. 

61. The sixth Sunday. FoL 59 a. 

62. The seventh Sunday. Fol. 60 a. 

63. For the Dead, f<3-*jL^.i r^Li^'ia 
Kltt^ A& A^ ^i\akK:9Q:i . FoL 60 b. 

The colophon, fol. 68 J, informs us that 
this lectionary was finished in the year 1136 
(A.D. 824) in the church of Achudemes (at 
Harran), at the expense of the congrega- 
tion, under the direction of Mihr-Shabur the 
son of Elias (the name of Duma is a later 
alteration; see Add. 14,486 and 14,487). 

j»oi.*iittifAf^i •z^omo ^iA^o T^\r^sao r^i^i^ 

* The MS. has, erroneously, lia.i r^JULs.ioi.l 

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The first five lines of a subsequent note 
have been erased (see Add. 14,486 and 
14,487) ; from the remainder we learn that 
the book was bound by a deacon named 
Isaac 

. ftbo^M:! fdiciaax.o f^acu*:! it^imnM Xi*ii^:i 



t<snata» f^aowio ftluttl >co«uasu Kboli^ 

Part II., comprisiiig a different series 
of lessons. Foil. 69—121. Title, fol. 69 ft : 

1. The first Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 69 b, 

2. The second Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 70 a. 

3. The third Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 71 a. 

4. The fourth Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 71 b. 

5. The fifth Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 72 a. 

6. The sixth Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 73 a. 

7. The seventh Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 73 b. 

8. B.ogationary lessons, r^oxaa i<li»<ia . 
Fol. 74 b. 

9. Monday in the first week of Lent. 
Fol. 77 a. 

10. Tuesday. Fol. 78 a. 

11. Wednesday. Fol. 78 a. 



12. Thursday. Fol. 78 b, 

13. Friday. Fol. 79 ft. 

14. Saturday. Fol. 80 a. 

15. The first Sunday in Lent. Fol. 80 ft. 

16. The second Saturday* in Lent. FoL 
81 «. 

17. The second Sunday in Lent. Fol. 81ft. 

18. The third Saturday in Lent Fol. 82 ft. 

19. Sunday in the mid-week of Lent. 
Fol. 83 a. 

20. Monday. Fol. 83 ft. 

21. Tuesday. Fol. 84 a. 

22. Wednesday. FoL 84 ft. 
2a Thursday. Fol. 85 a. 

24. Friday. Fol. 85 ft. 

25. Saturday. FoL 86 a. 

26. The fourth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 86 ft. 

27. The fifth Saturday in Lent. FoL 88 a. 

28. The Sunday before Palm Sunday. 
FoL 88 a. 

29. The Saturday immediately preceding 
Pabn Sunday. FoL 89 a. 

30. The Morning of Palm Sunday. Fol. 

89 ft. 

31. The Friday of the Confessors. FoL 

90 a. 

32. The Ciommemoration of the Martyrs, 
K'x<a»:i Kli.va . FoL 91 ft. 

33. The Commemoration of the Bishops. 
FoL 91 ft. 

34. The Sunday after New (Low) Sunday. 
FoL 92 a. 

35. The foTirth Sunday after the Eesur- 
rection. FoL 93 a. 

36. The fifth Sunday after the B«sur. 
rection. FoL 93 ft. 

37. The sis^h Sunday afber the Resurrec- 
tion. Fol. 94 a. 

38. The first Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 94 ft. 

39. The second Sunday after Pentecost. 
FoL 95 a. 



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. 40. The third Sunday after Pentecost 
Fol. 95 b* 

41. The fourth Sunday after Pentecost. 
Pol. 96 a. 

42. The fifth Sunday after Pentecost. 
Pol. 96 b. 

43. The sixth Sunday after Pentecost. 
Pol. 97 a. 

44. The seventh Sunday after Pentecost. 
Pol. 97 b. 

46. The first Sunday after the Past of 
the Apostles. Pol. 98 a. 

46. The second Sunday. PoL 98 ft. 

47. The third Sunday. Pol. 99 a. 

48. The fourth Sunday. PoL 100 a. 

49. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 100 ft. 

50. The sixth Sunday. Pol. 101 ft. 

51. The (first) Sunday of the Past of the 
three holy Children. PoL 103 a. 

52. The second Sunday. PoL 103 ft. 

53. The third Sunday. PoL 105 a. 

54. The fourth Sunday. PoL 106 ft. 

55. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 107 6. 

56. The sixth Sunday. Pol. 109 a. 

57. The last Sunday. PoL 109 a. 

58. The (first) Sunday after the Past of 
the three holy Children. PoL 110 ft. 

59. The second Sunday. PoL 111 ft. 

60. The third Sunday. Pol. 112 a. 

61. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 113 a. 

62. The fifth Sunday. PoL 113 ft. 

63. The sixth Sunday. PoL 114 a. 

64. The seventh Sunday. PoL 114 ft. 

65. Por the Dead. Pol. 115 a. 

Colophon, foL 121 ft : rtfaiu^ •a^u^al ^oix. 



* From here, as fiu: as no. 44, there are errors in the 
MS., owing to the spaces for the rubrics having been left 
blank and wrongly filled up bjr a later hand« 



After the doxology, there are written in a 
smaller character the words : rA^ K'ia.i A:^ 
• rdiCD f^a^ »\*«t.o •23^1^3 r^a^^ A^ 

The first of the two following notes; in the 
second column of the same page, states that 
George the son of Bami, of Tagrit, and his 
son Jacob presented this volume to the con- 
vent of S. Mary Deipara; the second, that 
it was procured for the said convent by the 
monks Matthew and Abraham of Tagrit. 

^.^^OQQaI^ rU^ f<i.Ol A& . ^.^OGRUM^.3 

[r<lMf<] ^cDi.9f^ei >iian ^.i oico r^i^afi»f<:i 
rdV^ f^i[a.i] A& (sic) f^iu^i^ f^'*U.l 

^^ax^o ^.^00.9 f<i.o.i A&o f<i 1^ 1 ^.1 

[r^bAjft".! coiJba A^.i [.^^.u] (sic) ^.^ocolA:^ 

Below is written, in a diflferent hand: 
K'ocQi r^cD (sic) f<J.iCDOf^ ^ rtuA^ A&o 
. f^lx..iflLo.i f^AiOio ff<i.90 r^a?^ ^ (sic) >.*u» 

[Add. 14,485.] 

CCXXI. 

Vellum, 9| in. by 6|, consisting of 81 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained and 
injured along the outer margin. The quires, 9 
in number (the last having only two leaves), 
are signed with letters. A leaf is wanting 
after foL 40. Each page is divided into two 
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is written in a good, regular Estrangela, 
and dated A. dr. 1135, A.D. 824. FoU. 3 
and 8 are, however, of later date (about 
A.D. 1089, see Add. 14,490) and palimpsest. 
It contains — 

The first part of a Jacobite Lectionary, 
comprising lessons from the Old and New 
Testaments for all the principal festivals 
of the year. Many of them are taken 
firom the Apocrypha, and from the Syriac 
version of the LXX. Title, fol. 2 6 : A^ 
r^aii^ •aoAiSLl.i . ^it^ • ^s^oxm «^^^.i oiLm 

• r^i«H-a •x.ia&3 K!j^Q.i-a 

1. The Annunciation of Zacharias, hi^nnn 
Kl*i^i.i 0DtJ9OQ9 A^9 . Pol. 2 b. 

2. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
«<'oalf< ^.Ti*9 cbiaofl^.! . Eol. 3 b. 

3. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
^cu.i cD.*klaM.i f<i*va . Fol. 4 a. 

4. The Nativity of our Lord, 
f^:iJL.i . Pol. 6 a. 

5. The Circumcision of our Lord, 
f^AiicvX? • JPoI. 6 b. 

6. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, K'caAfC ^.iJui Klii&o.T±i r^A^vo . 
Fol. 7 ft. 

7. The Massacre of the Innocents, ftLu'ia 
f<.iaL:.i KliV A^.i . Fol. 9 a. 

8. The Epiphany, kUu.li . 

KlftU.1.1 r^xll.l fdl^H-a . Fol. 10 a. 
The Consecration of the Water, r^i«va 

ftl^^sb vvia=i3 . Fol. 14 a. 
KlftU.1.1 f^sn:s^f^n f^x»va . Fol. 16 ft. 

9. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, r^.i*T>i\Sn ^flU9 f^i.&o.V3 r^L»H-a . 
Fol. 18 ft. 

10. Bogationary lessonSjt T<<^OAJa.i ftli»H-a. 
Fol. 19 ft. 

11. The Sunday of the Entrance into Lent, 
f^anck^ ti^soii ft^n T n.v.i rdi^'i^ . Fol. 23 ft. 

12. Palm Simday, it^ n t n.v^».i 
rdi.aJLoT<.i . Fol. 25 a. 

13. Tuesday in the Great Week, 



f^Au9i r<hLSLt^n . r<iTn r^iiA^ too-^s 

Fol. 29 ft. 

14. Wednesday, rd^kjaW »my^:i 
r<iTn . Fol. 30 a. 

15. Thursday, k1x.mj» »m\5^.i 
rdzL&a. Fol. 30 a. 

The Consecration of the holy Chrism, 
^.^lOM •x..iaa.i f<li»H-a • Fol. 32 a. 

The Washing (of Feet), 
K'ii^jL.i • Fol. 34 a. 

Fol. 34 ft. 

16. The Friday of the Passion (Good 
Friday), rdzM.i t^iuaoi^i r^i^'ia. FoL37a. 

The Adoration (of the Cross), 
f<Ai.%\a>.i . Fol. 39 a. 

17. The Saturday of Annunciation,* I 
f<^i^oo.i f<iiax. »ori^b.i • Fol. 41 ft. 

18. The Great Sunday (Easter Sunday), 
rtfai f^iTn.v» »aa^.i f<ll»*iD . Fol. 42 ft. 

Fol. 46 ft. 
f<^.iQdUk».i f<i*'iD . Fol. 47 a. 

r<hcsixnn • Fol. 49 a. 

* See the discourse of Moses Bar-Kipha in Add. 17,188, 
fol. 54 a : ^ »CDO^f< •* r^l«4«.l V^^ t^^i-ajto 

. ^^ f<oiOD f^o f^ttiT^ ool >a.i .* f^r^lsb 

.• oocD ^^ ff<i.aA.i r^^i^ Ajk. f^r^Lab 

Hence Assemani translates f^^i^Afl^.l T<iiax» by 

" sabbathnm annunciationis ;" e.g. Bibl. ApostoL Vatic. 
Codd. MSS. Catal., t ii., p. 55. The name might also 
refer to our Lord's ^^ preaching unto the spirits in prison," 
since the passages 1 Peter iii, 17 — iv. 2 and iv. 12 — 14 
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19- Monday in White (in Albis), 

20. The Consecration of an Altar, 
rda^ai^jao a..iflLo:i • FoL 63 5. 

21. The Consecration of a Ohnrdi, 
K'^.TJk. a..iflLo.*i .. FoL 64 5. 

22. The Consecration of a Bishop, 
i^&aaQftAAT<.i Kluo!^i& A^.i • Fol. 57 a. 

23. The. Friday of the Confessors, rdi^w 
r^i^.iaab.i T<iu3oijk..t . FoL 58 b. 

24. New (Low) Sunday, r^axA.*u».i r^luHa 
f^^i«». FoL 60 a. 

25. The Ascension of our Lord, i^i^^ia 
^.4^9 cajalooo.i fdau.i^ T<.ird^.i • Fol. 63 a. 

26. Pentecost (Whitsun Day), rdj-.vo 
f<:^cocLa2^9 K'.ifd^s • Fol. 65 a. 

27. The Inyention of the holy Cross, KluHa 
rtl^A^i coAwiLajL.i . Fol. 67 b. 

28. The holy Martyrs, t^noi^n t^i^Ji^ 
f^x.:iJi . Fol. 71 a. 

29. The Commemoration of the Fathers, 
K'^ooarS'.i rdli&os-a f<uva . Fol. 71 b. 

30. For the Dead, t<.i V i v A^.i f^xJi^ . 
Fol. 72 b. 

Colophon, fol. 80 b : r£siiK^ ^Ai^al yAx. 

Under this there is written in very small 
characters: i^ i\u »A 1 1 1 in tt K'coAr^ 



After the doxology^there is a note, stating 
that the book was bound by the monk Isaac 
m the year 1135, A.D. 824 (see Add. 14,485, 
fol. 68 b). Ajl. K'caAr^.i rdaoMi ^.^oociu 

f^:i^f< iux. ooXaa* v^t< Aa.1.1 Kl*ii*9 A4iJBa«f< 

l.lf^j»i^r^a f^Aiflus ,T*nit»c ^^^o t^K^sqo 

The same hand has written below in Greek 
uncials : 006 ♦OYAAJHC TOM ^GMOC 
TOM HCaK ePrOM 2^MHM| probably 



meaning: "O God, preseifVe the dttanget 
Isaac, (who did) this work. Amen." 

A note in the same handwriting, on 
fol. 81 a, states that this lectionary was 
written for the church of Achudemes, in the 
monastery called rtfacLo iua at Qarran, at 
the expense of the congregation of Tagritans, 
under the direction of Mihr-Shabur the son of 
Eliag, (rdA?^, altered apparently into f<a\^). 



o« f^ciiAf^.i • fduAf^ va in 1 T ion ■ ^.1 
^.^ooA f^oooj oqp « 9i.^J]» 1^.1 OD €oh\ \ \y\n 

«^a!r^ (sic) tt^iii^\\\ •oDoiuK'.i oooao 
rdjL»IiA «^.ooaljk.io )a*i2« t^ooAt^ ^.iJl*9 
KLiiODO^k. •aii&.i (?) 1.^1 Ajk. t^flA^ • ^jsnt^ 

Another note informs us that it was pre- 
sented to the convent of S. Mary Deipara by 
George the son of Bami, of Tagrit, and his 
son Jacob ; a third, that it was procured for 
the said convent by the monks Matthew and 
Abraham of Tagrit (see Add. 14,485, fol. 121 b). 
t^ooIt^ ^.iJl* iua.i T<i*.lA KliOD rtlaii^ .sai* 
Ijs ,fafi I \jflU,\^ • »ATi 1 r^lsfVi rd4*iafi9.i 
\\p(t .031.9 Kl*i*i ^aan^iC (sic) i\Jk ^ija 
^^ooiAadMi fd^floOMO «^^ocoiixib.i i^jlaioa 
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1& (sic) f^iiu*i\> f^f^ TioiisrdA »&» 

• 0.0 ^^MiAk. f^V^ (sic) ^.Moa fCx^n 

At the top of the page there stands an 
anathema of a rather unusual form: f4A:i A& 

FolL 1, 3 and 8 of this manuscript are 

palimpsest, but the writing on all three 

has been so carefully erased that scarcely 

a word is legible. The more modem text 

is in the handwriting of the monk Samuel 

bar Oyriacus (see Add, 14,490 and Add, 

17,127). 

[Add. 14,486.] 

CCXXII. 

Vellum, 9f in. by 6|» consisting of 73 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained and 
soiled. The quires, 8 in number (the last 
having only 4 leaves), are signed with letters. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of from 
28 to 33 lines. This volume is written by the 
same hand as Add. 14,486, and is, therefore, 
of the same date, A.D. 824. Foil. 1, 2, 7, 
8, 10, 14, 15, and 30 are of later date (about 
A.D. 1089, see Add. 14,490) and palimpsest. 
It contains — 

The second part of a Jacobite Lectionary, 
comprising a diflferent series of lessons from 
the Old and New Testaments for all the 
principal festivals of the year. Many of 
them are taken from the Apocrypha and 
from the Syriac version of the LXX. 

1. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
>*i:ao T^oolfV ^.*iJl2.i cbi^ooo.! r^j^vo . 
Fol. 1 b. 

2. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
^flu.i 0D.*tlaM.i r^L» va • Fol. 4 a. 

3. The Nativity of our Lord, r^i^vp 
f^.iL.i . Fol. 4 b. 

4. The Circumcision of our Lord, r^i«*i^ 
f^^iovX? . Fol. 7 a. 



5. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, v^'oolrir AuJlI^ i^iabO^^ 
JalxA pvlAs ^oiuao . FoL 8 b. 

6. The Massacre of the InnocentSj 

7. The Epiphany, Klftu:i:i •. 

ft£ftMis. Fol. 10 d. 
The Consecration of the Water, 
.<4^vviaa:i. FoL 11 5« 

KlftUis • Fol. 15 a. 

8. The Commemoration of 8. John the 
Baptist, Kli:ida:kaa ,^CU3 cniiAona r^lui^ • 
Fol. 16 b. 

9. B/Ogationary lessons, k'^cl^.i r^i«TA • 
FoL 17 a. 

10. The Sunday of the Entrance into 
Lent, f<sna^ >\\^a r^iTniM^ 
FoL 20 b. 

11« Palm Sunday, f<n m^^n 
rdLuJLof^n . Fol. 22 b. 

12. Tuesday in the Great Week, 
f<ii.3i f^iuajLi Klauaua K'iiA^ »m\^fi:i 
Fol. 27 a. 

13. Wednesday, f^La^srif^ »c 
FoL 28 a. 

14. Thursday, 
Fol. 28 b. 

The Consecration of the holy Chrism, 

^^^OM •aL.iflLo.i f<i*'iD • Fol. 29 a. 
The Washing (of Feet), rdj-.wi 

f<i\^^.T. FoL 31 6. 
f^'iT^l.i r^asLs i^aLMAti ftlju*vD . Fol. 

31 J. ' 

16. The Friday of the Passion (Good 
Friday), rdzM.i f^iuaoiak.^ r^i«i^ • Fol. 34 b. 
The Adoration (of the Cross), t^^^H-o 

f^Ai.iV?>-i • Fol. 36 b. 

16. The Saturday of Annunciation, i^luHa 
f<^i90o.i T^iiax. iaa^b.1 • FoL 38 b. 

17. The Great Sunday (Easter Sunday), 
rtfai r^aaL9.v» >aa^.i f<i**iD . FoL 40 a. 

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18. l^e Consecration of an Altar, f^j^'ia 
ftUika.ijao •x^iflLo.i • Pol. 48 a. 

19. The Oonseoration of a Church, Klu^io 
ff iuip^ •aL.iCLo.i . Pol. 48 i. 

20. The Consecration of a Bishop, rdi-^ va 
f^^a^^u^rirn r^Lu2i^ov^ l:k..i • Pol. 60 b. 

21. The Priday of the Confessors, f<i^'io 
fdi^^OM.! f<iu3oi:k.i • Pol. 52 a. 

22. New (Low) Sunday, r^aaL9.v».i KluHa 
f^^.*u» . Pol. 54 a. 

23. The Ascension of our Lord, 
^...iM.! cajaloQo.i • Pol. 57 b. 

24. Pentecost (Whitsun Day), 
f^Q»a n\i^k.i ft^iTn:u».i . Pol. 60 b. 

25. The Invention of the holy Cross, 
f<ni\g.i f^iuiLfiJUi r^i^iA • Pol. 62 &. 

c 26. The Commemoration of the Fathers, 
K^caaT<.i Klli^o.1.9 reUL^H^ • Pol. 64 b. 

27. Por the Dead, K:ui^ A^.i i^i^vo. 
Pol. 65 b. 

Colophon, fol. 71 a : t^isaiK^js ^hy^sxHi yalx. 

CoIa.! f^Mlf<%Sn K'.lKl^.l f^X^VD • ^OD 

In the second column of the same page 
are the following notes, all by the same 
hand, informing us that this lectionary was 
written for the Church of Achudemes, in 
the convent called rdacLo Aua at.Harran, 
at the expense of the congregation of Tagri- 
tans, under the superintendence of Mihr- 
Stabur the son of Elias ; and that it was 
bound by the deacon Isaac. 

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r<aAf^ ^^A*^ cb^n\ ^n t^AaOAfi^ r^SiA 

• ^aaQT< r^lj* iua •sivfk.i f<AuaQ.i caiiak0.t 

Two notes on fol. 71 b state that the 
volume was presented to the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara by the monk Bar 'Idai (ia» 
,:iA^) of Tagrit, having been procured for 
the said convent by the monks Matthew and 
Abrah^am of Tagrit (see Add. 14,485, fol.l a), 

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. r<A4AVa f<ftn V^ VMf^ ^^1 • »CD a\ V 

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the Epiphany, Gen, xxh. 10^—28, written in 
a rather rude hand. At the end of it is the 
/ollowing note in small characters, but the 
name of the writer has been erased. •:• pi 

•ODO^f^ fdaiek Klicox 9oaA9 •» 

A& ^%sai9 f^xs9xsns»n K'oolf^ ^%L:i nri^.%1 

1!^ . iufd^ col i\i^ (?) rd&W cna reial 

Several leaves of this manuscript are 
palimpsest. They evidently belonged to the 
;tame. volume as the palimpsest leaves in 
Add. 14,486, and the more modem text is 
also written by the same hand. 

[Add. 14,487.] 

ccxxni 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 6^, consisting of 
l8 leaves (Add. 17,218, foU. 23—40), many 
bf which are much stained and torn. The 
liuires are signed with letters (fol. 39 ft, *i). 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 28 to 34 lines. The writing is good 
and regular, of the ix*^ or x*^ cent. The 
contents are — 

, Portions of a Jacobite Lectionary from 
the Old and New Testaments for various 
festivals (running title, r^i«va a.ia&, foil. 
29 J, 36 J, etc.). Only the lessons from the 
Old Testament are given in fuU. The re- 
iTia.ining rubrics are — 

The Epiphany, kImlJs Ai-«.j9.i KIl^w 
rdaoaurfai. Fol. 25 ft. 

The Commemoration of the blessed Virgin, 
r^ooXf^ ^.il*.i Klii^o.!.! r^i«iA • EoL 26 a. 

The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, rdi.i^>^ ^cu.i Klii^ciA f<li»Ha • 
Eol. 31 ft. 

The Adoration of the holy Cross, r^x» w 
rdAA^.t T<.if^:^.i . Eol. 38 a. 
* The Washing of E6et, f^i\\^.t rii^x^. 
Eol. 40 a. ; 

Some of the lessons from the Old Testa- 



ment are aco6rding to the LXX. ; eg., foL 
88 ft (Exodus,, ch. xyii. 8-rl4). 

[Add. 17,218, foU. 23—40.] 

CCXXIV. 

Vellum, 11 in. by 8|, consisting of 139 
leaves. The quires, signed with letters, are 
13 in number. There are from 22 to 32 
lines in each page. The writing is a stifl^ 
formal Estrangela, with occasional vowel 

points (e.g. foL 12 6, r^flul\^; fol. ill a, 

x^; fol. 131 a, rfh^l rfx4 ^). This 

manuscript is dated A. Gr. 1311, A.D. 1000, 
and contains — 

A Jacobite Lectionary from the Old and 
New Testaments, part first, collected and 
arranged by Athanasius, patriarch of 
Antioch.* Title, fol. 1 ft : f^!^a»a f^JL«i A^ 

T<(kiM:io K^ka*ii^.i r^i«*ia (sic) o-iA . The 

lessons are taken from the Feshitta, with the 
exception of a few at the beginning, which 
are from the LXX. and the Harklensian 
versions. 

1. f^AiKl^i:! f^iAda».i, for the Annun- 
ciation of Zacharias. Fol. 1 ft. Levit. xxvi# 
42 — 46 (Sept.) ; Jerem. xxxi. 23—34 (Sept. 
xxxviii. 23—36) ; Hebr. viii. 3— ix. 10 
(Harkl.). 

2. f^bAf^ ^:iAi.i «tJ9dfl».i f<li»*iD, lessons 
for the Annunciation of the Mother of (Jod* 
Eol. 4 ft. Num. xxiii. 18 — ^xxiv. 7 (Sept.) ; 
Ezek. xxxiv. 22 — 31 (Sept.); Eom. xv. 1 
—13 (9arkl.). 

3« ^^3609 dD.iL.i r^iaw, lessons for the 
Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 6 ft. Exod. iL 
1 — 10 ; Deut. xviii. 9 — 19 ; Joshua, xxiv. 14 



* Athanasius Y.» patriarch from A. Gr. 1298 to 1314. 
See Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii., col. 1379, and Asse- 
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r^25; 1 Sam. I 19— il 10; Wisdom, v?! 7 
t-15; Micah,* v, 1—8 (2—9); Dan. ii. 81 
— 35; IsaJab>yiii. 16 — ^ix. 7; Galat.. iv, 1 — 
12. . 

. 4s. f<aAf^ S\.iAi.i Kliifkas-a r^luu, lessons 
|br the Commemoration of the Mother of 
(3tod. FpLllJ. Exod.xvi,28— 35; 2Epi8t. 
of Baruch,t iii. 24— iv. 1; Isaiah, yii. 21 — 
yiii. 15 ; Hebr. viii. 10 — ^ix. 10. , 

6. T^HoL^ r^i.&o:ui i^uw, lessons for 
the Commemoration of the Infants. Fol. 
14 a.. Exod. i. 15—22; Mieah, vii 1—20; 
Hebr. xi. 11—23. 

6. f<Mi:i iua:i t^Mn i^uHjb, lessons for 
the night (eve) of the Epiphany. Eol. 15 b. 
Gen. xxiv. 10—28; 2 Kings, ii. 19—25; 
Isaiah, xi. 11— ^xii. 6; Hebr. x. 15 — 25. . 

7. r^M^.1.1 T<i^.i r^i«i^, lessons for the 
morning of the Epiphany. Fol. 17 b. Levit. 
viii. .1 — ^13 ; Deut. xxxiii. 1 — 16 ; Joshua, 
iii, 7— iv. 3 ; 1 Sam. vii. 8—15 ; Prov. viii. 
22—35; Zech. v. 5 — ^vi. 15; Song of the 
three Children, 35—51 (Dan. iii. 57—73) ; 
Titus, ii. 11 — ^iii. 7. 

8. »is«.io rdi.i*in\*w ^cu fiJao.i rdA*H-a 
•au\Jia\^ >iM.io . •au\j|j», lessons for S. 
John the Baptist, and Mar Sergius, and Mar 
George. Eol. 22 a. Gen. xli. 38—52; 
Wisdom, xviii. 20 — ^xix. 1; Isaiah, xl. 3 — 
8; Rom. X. 4—18. 

9. K&JJ9 iiu3.i f<nTn.v»:i rduH-a, lessons 
for the (first) Sunday after Epiphany^ Fol. 
24 a. Exod. xxxiL 30— xxxiii. 6 ; 2 Epist. 
of Baruch, iv. 36— v. 9 ; Isaiah, xiii. 17 — 
xiv. 2; Hebr. vi. 1—8. 

10. r<jJ.l liu3.i ^1^.1 f<iTn.f».i r^XftW, 
lessons for the second Sunday after Epi- 
phany. Fol. 26 a. Exod. xxxiv. 32 — xxxv> 
19; Jerem. 1. 4—16; Eom.J vii. 22— viii 
il. 

11. kUu.1 liusi f<iA^.i r^aaL9.*u».i KluHa, 

' * f^lftsS ifis^S^^ rtlaiiak ^, and so with all the 
twelve minor Prophets. 

t r^jsnif^ kAicusu , and so always. 

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lessons for the third Sunday after I^iphany^ 
Fof. 28 a. Gen. xliii. 24— xUv. 2 ; Wisdota, 
vi. 1— 9 (8); Isaiah, xvii. 1— 14; Ebm. 
viii. 12—27. 

12. ^h^sn t^La^if^n ft^*iT*i.vt»:i i^i^ta 
f<Uu.i, lessons for the fourth Sunday after 
Epiphany. Eol. 30 a. Exod. xxxv. 30— 
xxxvi 5; Jerem. Ii. 1 — 12; Eom. ix. 14 — 
26. 

13. kImla.! iiu3.i f^lx2a«».i r^i»i^, lessons 
for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany. Fol. 
31 b. Gen. xKv. 18 — ^xlv. 1; Wisdom, vi. 
24 (22)— vii. 6; Isaiah, xxi. 1—10; Rom. 
xiv. 19-^xv. 7. 

14. r^MJ.! ^h^s^ r^hsx^n r<*iTn.v».l f<i*iJd, 
lessons for the sixth Sunday after Epiphany. 
Fol. 33 b. Exod. xxxvi. 23—38; Jerem. Ii. 
15—29; Rom. vii. 4—13. 

15. iiu3.i ft^\nt..i fi^n Yn.vt».i rdi^H-a 
kImla.!, lessons for the seventh Sunday after 
Epiphany. Fol. 35 b. G^n. xlvii. 6 — 13; 
Wisdom, viii. 17 — ^ix. 12 ; Isaiah, xxix. 15 — 
24; Galat. iv. 28— v. 10. 

16. K!aoo^ > 1 ^*iB.l r<*iTn.ia».l r^Luva, 

lessons for the first Sunday in Lent. Fol. 
37 b. Levit. xxiii. 23—32; Joel, ii. 12— 
20; Dan. i. 3—21; Rom. xii. 1—21. 

17. K!aoo^.i r^a».va f<nTn ^i^.i r^i«H^, 
lessons for the first Monday in Lent. Fol. 
40 b. Gen. ii. 15—24; Levit. iv. 1—12; 
Deut. iv. 1 — 14: Joshua, xxi. 43 — xxii. 6; 
1 Sam. vii. 2—8; Wisdom, i. 1 — 7; Ezek. 
iii. 10—21; Ephes. iv. 21—24. 

18. K!aoo^3 ^1^.1 r<iTn.ia»>i r^l«va, 
lessons for the second Sunday in Lent. Fol. 
44 a. Gen. xxxii. 24 — 32 ; Prov. iii. 1 — 18 ; 
Jerem. xxxvi. 21 — 31 ; 2 Oorinth. vi. 1—16. 

19. f<sn€^n r^^^ r< 1 T n%»Mn r^r^w, 
lessons, for the third Sunday in Lent. Fol. 
46 b. Gen. xviii. 20—33; Prov. xv. 33— 
xvi. 15 ; , Jerem. xi. 1—10 ; Ephes. vi. 10 — 
20, iv. 25— V. 2. 

20. f^soo^:i rd^^aiK".! f<nTma»a rdi^'i^, 
lessons for the fourth Sunday in Lent. FoL 
49 a. Gen. xjx. 1 — 14; Prov. iii. 27— iv. 

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9; Ezek. xviii 6 — 20; Eom. xiii. 8 — 
kir. 4. 

21. rtfMo^ «^x»A».i f^ajU9SM9 fdiAW, 
lessons for the fifth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 
61 ft. Gen. xv. 1—21; Pror. viii. 10—21; 
Ezek. xviii. 23—32; Galat. v. 16—21. 

22. f^Mo^ o KlAaLa:u»9 r^i*i:oi lessons 
for the sixth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 63 h. 
Gen. xxxi. 66 — ^xxxii. 21; Prov. x. 27 — ^xi. 
9 ; Jerem. xi. 19 — ^xii. 4 ; Ephes. i. 3 — 14. 

23. f^coAi^ SiU-:^ f^i-aoj»9 f^i^vo, 
lessons for the Annunciation of the Mother 
of God. Fol. 56 b. Gen. xviii. 1—19 ; 1 Sam. 
i. 9—19; Galat. iii. 16—22. 

24. f^iauLOf^.1 f^iTniM^ r^i*i-o , lessens 
for Pahn Sunday. Fol. 67 b. Gen. xlix, 1 — 
28; Levit. xxiii. 34—44; Deut. viii. 6—20; 
Joshua, i. 1 — 9 ; 2 Sam. vi. 1 — ^12 ; Prov. i. 
20—33; Zech. ix. 9—16; Dan. viii. 1—10; 
Isaiah, xl. 9—27; Bom. xi. 13—24. 

lessons for the Thursday of the Mystery 
(Thursday in Passion-week). Fol. 63 a. 
Exod. xii. 1 — 14; Zech. xi. 4 — 14; Ezek. 
xxi. 8—17; 1 Corinth, xi. 17—26. 

26. ^.^coQ A-iao.! f^i^Ha, lessons for 
the Consecration of the Chrism (jiipov). Fol. 
65 a. Gen. xxviii. 18 — 22 ; Levit. viii. 1 — 
13; 2 Kings, ix. 1—10; Ezek. xliii. 18— 
27 ; 2 Corinth, ii.' 14— iii. 6. 

27. ft'iiCLA^i^l.l ft'iuadi.^.t rdi-^Hua , 
lessons for the Friday of the Crucifixion. 
Fol. 67 b. Gen. xxxvii. 12—34; Levit. 
xxiv. 11 — 23; Job, xl. 1 — ^xli. 3; 1 Sam. 
xxvi. 1—16; Wisdom, ii. 12—25 (24); 
Jerem. xxxvii. 12—21; Ezek. xxi. 24 — xxii. 
4 ; Rom. v. 1 — 11. 

28. ft'iiiaflo.i ft^iiax..! i^i^u , lessons for 
the Saturday of Annunciation. Fol. 72 b. 
Gen. xl. 1 — 15 ; Num. xxviii. 16 — 26 ; Job, 
xxvii. 1 — 23; Jonah, i 15— ii. 11; Coloss. 
i. 3—14. 

29. ft'icAAA.i w^nTn.'u».i r^i^iAi lessons 
for the Sunday of the Resurrection. Fol. 75 a. 
Gen. viii. 1—19; Levit, xxiii. 1—8; Deut 



xvi. 1^-8; Joshtw^'v. lO— vi^*4; 1 Sanu xvii* 
87—64; Prov. ix. 1—12; Zeph. iii. 14—20; 
Dani vi. 19—28 ; 1 Corinth, xv. 1—19, 

80. f<hci^ r^La&a:u»9 r^i^u , lessons for 
New (Low) Sunday. Fol. 81 a. Gen.i. 1— ii 
8; Levit. i. 1 — ^18; Deut. i. 1 — 14; Judges^ 
i. 1 — 7; Prov. ii. 1 — 16; Jerem« i. 1 — 10; 
Hebr. vi. 11—17. 

31. iiiA9 f^^^l f<n¥nn»:i f^£ju%A 
f^hcsKun , lessons for the third Sunday after 
the Resurrection. Fol. 86 ft. Exod. ii. 11— 
22; Ezek. iii. 22— iv. 3; 1 Corinth, ii. 6— 
m. 3. 

82. iiu9.i fd^.aif^9 fi^*iTn.%4>3 reii.«%A 
f^hcafun , lessons for the fourth Sunday after 
the Resurrection. Fol. 87 6. Exod. iii. 13 — 
22; Ezek. v. 6—16; Rom. x. 17— xi. 12. 

i^Acaaa, lessons for the fifth Sunday after 
the Resurrection. Fol. 89 ft. Exod. v. 1 — 
9 ; Ezek. vi. 1 — 9 ; Rom. xiii. 12 — ^xiv. 13. 

f^hcsjun , lessons for the sixth Sunday after 
the Resurrection. Fol. 91 ft. Exod. v. 10 — 
vi. 1 ; Ezek. viii. 14 — ^ix. 10 ; Rom. vi. 12— 
23. 

36. »^.i».i ciialoQo.i r^i^u, lessons for 
the Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 94 a. Qten. 
xU. 14—37; Num. ix. 15—23; 2 Kings, ii. 
1 — 14; Isaiah, vi. 1 — 13; 1 Tim. in. 14 — 
iv. 8. 

36. "lius.! r<\ nTi i^ i t *i.i.a».i K^i.*'iA 
r^oloQo , lessons for the seventh Sunday after 
the Ascension. FoL 97 ft. Wisdom, xii. 2 — 
18; Isaiah, Ii. 9—16; Ephes. iv. 1—16. 

lessons for the Sunday of Pentecost. Fol. 99 
ft. Exod. iii. 1—12; Num. xi. 16—29; Job, 
xxxii. 6 — xxTriii. 13; Wisdom, vii. 15 — 28; 
Joel, ii. 28—32; Ezek. ix. 11— x. 22; 1 
Corinth, xii. 1 — 18. 

38. f^Qgnni\i^ 1^.1 r^Laxj9.*u».i rdli*u, 
lessons for the (first) Sunday after Pentecost* 
Fol. 106 ft. Exod. xvi. 9—26; Job, vi. 1— 
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r^cgoin\ifk, lessons for -the second Sunday 
after Pentecost. Pol. 108 a, Exod. xnii. 
1^12 ; Job, vii 1 — 21 ; Coloss. iii. 1 — 17. 

fd3^Qgoni\i?fc , lessons for the third Sunday 
after Pentecost. Pol. 110 a. Exod. xviii/ 
;3— 27; Job, viiL 1—22; 1 Thessal. i 2— 
10. , 

' 41. iiu9.i fda^aif^a f^iT*iiii.i rdi^u 
(sic) f<\cttnffl, lessons for the fourth Sunday 
after Pentecost. Pol. 112 i. Exod. xx. 1 — 
20; Job, ix. 1—28; 1 Corinth, vii 1—15. 

42. iiu9.i tt^rrmtti^ 4<nTn.i.A».i k^i.*u 
f^^nfn\i^, lessons for the fifth Sunday 
after Pentecost. PoL 115 a. Exod. xx. 21 
— xxi. 6; Job, ix. 29— x. 22; 2 Thessal. i 
3—12. 

. 43. iiiA.1 f^huun f<i Tni ti3 fdj^H-o 
f^Qgoni\i^ , lessons for the sixth Sunday 
fifter Pentecost. Pol. 117 a. Exod. xxi. 26 
— xxii. 4; Job, xi. 1 — 20; 1 Tim. iv. 11 — 
V.8. 

44. iAu3.i f^\ 1 T..1 f^Lnjuan^n k^i.*H.a 
K3^^nni\|0k, lessons for the seventh Sunday 
after Pentecost. Pol. 119 a. Exod. xxii. 5 
—20; Job, xii. 1— xiii. 1; 2 Thessal. ii. 15 
—iii. 9. 

45. r<laL*.iJi f^.icDCo.i r^v^ci^ K^i.*'iA, 
lessons for the Commemoration of the holy 
Martyrs. Pol. 121 J. Gen.iv.l — 16; Judges, 
xi. 29 — 40 ; Amos, vii. 10 — 17 ; Isaiah, xliii. 
1—21; Hebr. xi. 32— xii. 2. 

46. ft'^oiiif^.io r^r^.i r^i&d.iA r^uHa, 
lessons for the Commemoration of the 
Bighteous and of the Pathers. Pol. 124 6. 
Num. XX. 23 — ^xxi. 3; Prov. x. 7 — 25; 
Isaiah, Ixv. 13 — 25 ; Hebr. xi. 1 — 10. 

47. f^.i.A.iiL.10 f^Lftai.! Kliv^ci^ r^i^u, 
lessons for the Commemoration of the 
Prophets and of the Dead. Pol. 126 a. Deut. 
xxxii. 48 — XTmii. 5 ; Hosea, xiii.. 9 — ^xiv. 3; 
2 Corinth, v. 1—10. 

48. f^iSkOn^ax^f^n f<\n<ihn r<£i*Ha , lessons 
for the Reception of a Bishop. Pol. 127 a. 



Gten. viii# 20— ix. 11; 1 Sam, xi. 14— xii* 
15; Isaiah, xiii. 1^9; 1 Cor^th. xii. 28— 
xui. 12, 

49. f<^^ iio v^ Ajl.9 fdiAU I lessons 
for a Scarcity of Eain. Pol. 129 ft. Num. 
xiv. 10-— 23; Jerem. toy. 1—10; Amos, v. 
6—14; 1 Corinth, x. 1—13. 

50. f^i\pi.i fOai:i f^Luu 9 lessons for a 
time of Wrath (tfeo/^i/^). Pol. 131 a. Gten. 
xlvii. 13-7-26; Num. xvi. 21 — 35; Jerem. 
viii. 18 — ix. 9 ; Hebr. xii. 3 — 13. 

51. fdAA^.i ft'^ioat^ r^i^u 9 lessons for 
the Dedication of the Cross. Pol. 133 a. 
Gen. xlviii 8—20; 1 Sam. xiv. 24—36; 
Isaiah, xiv. 18 — ^xlvi. 4; 1 Corinth, i. 18 — 
31. 

52. f^.iJL» iu9 >i.TA.i f^^mxun k^Tiaui ^ 
lessons for the Sunday before the Nativity. 
Pol. 135 b. Num. xvi. 41 — 50 ; Jerem. xxx. 
7—22; Hebr. viii. 3— 10. 

53. f^.iJL» iua 1^.1 tt^imiM^ r^i^TA^ 
lessons for the Sunday after the Nativity. 
Pol. 137 a. Gen. xxv. 27 — 34; Num. xxiii. 
16—26; Isaiah, xxii. 20—25; Hebr. i. 1— 
u. 1. 

At the end are the following rubric and 
epigraph, stating that this volume was com* 
piled by Athanasius, patriarch of Antioch, 
and written by his disciple Bomanus in the 
year 1311, A.D. 1000. •^AtAijil >!«. 

UtofiUfilaQOi ^.1 .aiis^ . (sic) i^jjuAjl f<Lfl9ic^.i 
f<xnn A^ • cal**l f<.l-a^o i^ruaX^ t^x^^ 

• rdl^ 

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HarVl.), 75 a, €nA*PA (Coloss. i. 7), 104 
a, 109 6. The word rdui^toi^ (1 Tim. r. 
6), firom cxpfffo^y <rrpfnvida>, As. explaitied on 
the mafgin of fol. 119 a by r^n lo ^ 

' On fol. 67 (^9 there are two rudely drawn 
figures, representing the Annunciation of the 
Virgin; and on fol. 114 b, a head. There 
are also coloured ornaments in various pat- 
terns at the end of several lessons ; e.g. foU. 
4 a, 6 6, 13 *, 16 6, 57 b. 

On fol. 139 a, there is the following note 
in Estranggla characters: i^aiuk ycooAui^ 

^^n f^iub.%A ft'ii.u^.i Kluu AiA.! r^ca 

f^ii*^ ^i\i\nf>ao oA^ ^f^ vaAiak.! r^a!^ 
K'orAf^: a^f< A^ ^ f^A^o (sic) rdisauoa 

t ^* This Lectionary belongs to the holy 
church of the glorious and holy Mar Bar- 
sauma; may his blessing be upon the sinner 
who wrote (this) according to his ability, 
Constantine/* etc. 

Beside it there is written in small cursive 
characters: r^^^ •rk.az* Ak. f^ljj f<%nn 

f^isao^^ ,aon%i ^i . i^ciArx'^ ^ Am.1.1 

** Whosoever reads, let him pray for the 
sinner Teshua', full of faults and sores, who 
read in it ; who, in the year 1533 (A.D. 1222) 
was persecuted in the holy church of Mar 
ipar-sauma in Antioch. And there was with 
me a man, who feared God more than all of 
us, Rabban Jacob, of the convent of Mar 
Bar-sauma, and he strengthened and com- 
forted me ; " etc. 
I Across the foot of the page is a still later 



note, written by a deacon oi Melitene, named 
Agrippas {j»aA^\\r^, who visited thd 
church of Bar-sauma in company with a 
periodeutes, whose name has been erased. 

r^<&ui:^.l r^i^u AiOA^ t^ca i^ii^ >a30^f< 

>X. • r^^lOS ,i;\Alf^O f^AuiCULM f^^M^XSO 

»%».! f^i^acuw ^ f^ia:kJO» 

• orA r^fittik^.! AiA r^fiojjJ i^orAi^ lifaQO^ia 



cb^cA^ %^% 



f^ .TuAac 



In an older hand than that of either of these 
notes are the words, now partially erased: 

ti^as r<laL*.TA ki!la*cdi rtli^u Aioa. 



On fol. 1 a, there is written in rude Arabic 
characters, with scarcely any diacritical 
points: ^^ ^UJ| j>jjl ^m Ijjt ^ J^ 

"The sinner Serkis (Sergius), who hopes 
for the mercy of God, looked into this holy 
book. May God forgive him who reads," etc. 

Beneath this is the following epistolary 
form, a part of which is repeated with one 
or two slight variations. The writing is 
much faded and very indistinct. 

• ft'iiaSi^ ^orAika iia^soo • KVrAf^ 7b4i»iA 

rdJiA^^QO • f^vsna %fS$»f< . ^MSnf< KbArda 
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« f^jku ^^ ix^o « i^'iLftab v^lUik. ^«^ 
• f<n\o rdAftis f^.icDfluwo • rd*^SQ.i i^^au^ 
. f<'ia:kjQ» ^f^ • ^f^ijiMft' • Kiiosa </yin\io 

« r^ikiiSa » uo • vA*9 

oA*:io >*i2iQ i^orAi^ ^ciil:^ cb^al^ :ua 

[Add. 12,139.] 

ccxxv. 

Vellum, about 9^ in. by 6|, consisting of 276 
leaves, a few of whicb are much stained and 
slightly torn, especially foil. 2, 4, 36, 276 and 
976. The quires, 26 in number, are signed 
with letters; but of the first only four 
leaves remain. Each page has from 18 to 
26 lines. This volume, large portions of 
which are palimpsest, is written in a rather 
inelegant Estrangela, and dated A. Gr. 1400, 
A.D. 1089. It contains— 

A Jacobite Lectionary from the Gtospels 
for the whole year. The lessons are taken 
from the Harklensian text. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord, imperfect. 
Eol. 2 a. 

2. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, i^onAf^ ^^1-1.1 i^qbAcld^ k^i.*u 
>*ird9Q • Eol. 4 a. 

3. The first Sunday after the Nativity, 
the Massacre of the Innocents, K^r^u 

Eol. 4 a. 

* In the portion repeated, 3-aix.; for it^soJux* 
f<Xft9-a • 



Pol. 



4. The Sunday before the Epiphany, 

6 a.; 

5. The Epiphany, Aua9 ft^ii^:! f^c^a^^ 
f^uin • 7oL 6 a. 

6. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, f^i^\^ ^a».i 0111^109:1 rduu • 
Pol. 12 a. 

7. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple, r^l^oa\.i «.4^:i co&Jl^».i r^i^iA • 
Pol. 16 a. 

8. The first Sunday after the Epiphany, 

i KU1JI.I ^txA liu9.1 r^*lTnl M.1 

17 b. 

9. The second' Sunday. Pol. 19 a. 

10. The third Sunday. Pol. 22 b. 

11. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 26 a. 

12. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 27 6. 

13. The sixth Sunday. Pol. 30 6. 

14. The seventh Sunday. Pol. 33 6. 
16. The eighth Sunday. Pol. 37 b. 

16. The Past of Nineveh, 
[read i^^oilsi.i] ft^iioajk..! it^iTn \nit<^.i 
f^aui.1.. Pol. 39 a. 

17. Lent, ^Aft^aift".! f^au.ta f^!s«o^.i i^^QsaA^ . 

a. The first week in Lent. Pol. 41 a. 

b. The second week. Pol. 54 a. 
€. The third week. Pol. 60 a. 
d. The fourth week. Pol. 63 6. 
€. The fifth week. Pol. 78 a. 
/. The sixth week. Pol. 86 6. 

18. Palm Sunday, KlajLa.i^.i 
(sic) rdiauLK".! r^lJb.vo . Pol. 98 b. 

19. Passion (or Holy) Week, 

a. Monday in Passion Week. Pol. 106 a. 

b. Tuesday. Pol. 109 a. 

c. Wednesday. Pol. 112 a. 

d. Thursday. Pol. 114 a. 

e. Priday. Pol. 123 a. 
/ Saturday. Pol. 160 a. 

20. The. Besurrection, it^fteaAA.! r<^os\ . 
Pol. 161 a. 



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c 21. The Week of Wfiite Gannehts 
{t^^Ar€a»n t i» a^it). FoL 164 i. . 

22. New (or Low) Sunday, f^i-»<l.a 
i<kiw 4<£uL9Sm{| V E6L166a. 

23. The second Sunday .after the Resur- 
rection. Fol, 168*. 

24. The third Sunday. Fol. 171 b. 

25. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 172 a. 

26. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 173 b. 

27. The Ascension of our Lord, r^saa\ 
^.j^i^o «..^?' (b^^) oaaXflB.1 KlJbsa r^f^Am^ 
rdjaaAn . Fol. 178 a. 

28. The sixth Sunday after the Resurrect 
iion. Fol. 178 5. 

29. l*entecost or "Whitsun Day, r<«aa^ 
f^ttacu!^i&9 . Fol. 181 b. 

30. The Friday of Gold (see Acts, ch. iii. 
V. 6), the Commemoration of SS. Peter, John, 
and Paul, : f^aco.i.i t<iaoi^.9 

184 ft. 

31. The Fast of the Apostles, r^9aa\ 

a. The first Sunday. Fol. 185 6. 

b. The second Sunday. Fol. 187 a. 

c. The third Sunday. Fol. 191 b. 

d. .The fourth Sunday. Fol. 196 a, 

e. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 197 a. 

f. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 199 b. 

32. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
the Apostles, rdi^oa.i t<iiaoii^s Ktuva 
f^MLik.9 . Fol. 202 a. 

33. The First Sunday after the Fast of the 
Apostles. Fol. 204 6.. 

34. The second Sunday. Fol. 207 a. 

35. The third Sunday. Fol. 209 b. 

. 36. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 212 a, 

37. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 214 a. 

38. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 217 a. 

39. The seventh Sunday, Fol. 218 ft. 

40. The Fast of the three holy Children, 

a. The first Sunday. FoL 221 ft. 
ft. The second Sunday. Fol. 224 a. 



. c. The. third; Sunday, Fol. 226 ft. 
4. The fourth Sunday., FoL 229 a. 
e. The fifth Sunday. FoL 233 ft. , 
/. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 238 ft. 

. g. The seventh Sunday. Fol. 239 a. 

41. The first Sunday after the Fast of 
the three holy Children. Fol. 239 a. 

42. The second Sunday. Fol. 244 ft, 

43. The third Sunday. • Fol. 246 a. 

44. The fourth Sunday. FoL 248 a. 

45. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 250 ft. 

46. The sixth Sunday, Fol. 251 a. 

47. The seventh Sunday. • Fol. -252 d. 
46. The eighth Sunday. Fol. 252 a. 

49. The Dedication of the Cross and the 
Consummation of the World, r^i.^%^ 

Pd9aL..i . Fol. 253 ft. 

50. Commemorations, k^j^us r^^oj^ 

a. The blessed Virgin, ^.ii;.i rdi^oaa 
ytrL^hrSsn t<<Ar< . FoL 261 ft. 

ft. The Apostles, t^ w i \ ¥ i r^^ijkoiis . 
Fol. 264 ft. 

c. The Martyrs, r<'.iob«».i . Fol. 264 ft. 

d. The Just, rda^Hio K:iitl&.i . FoL 264 ft. 

e. The Patriarchs, f^Ai«''i\K:&:i . FoL 
266 a. 

/, The Bishops, "!SSAt<.i , Fol. 266 a. 
g. Any one Saint, rdsooia .iw.1 . FoL 266 a. 
h, S. Stephen, osoxOl^oo ,isa A:wa . 
FoL 266 a. 

51. The Dead, i<':uuh.9 rdi*u . FoL 266 ft. 
On fol. 275 a, after the doxology, there is 

the following note, informing us that this 
lectionary was written and bound, in the 
year 1400 (A.D. 1089), at the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara near Alexandria, by a recluse 
and stylite named Samuel bar Cyriacus bar 
Abraham, from a place in the East called 

Niraba (f^:ai4, b;jJ), in the district of 
Ma'dan (^ji.^ , see Assemani, Bibl. Or., t* 
ii., Dissert, de Monophys., art. ix., Maadan). 



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f<iift (dc) ALf^a .^pin fducL^ f^r<lsn:kaif<'o 
rdsoAAa r^o2^Qorda • rdasja i^^^ >icua 
^ua.i r<t*.*ia • ^i^SMO i^^i r^iuoaftli^^ 
A\p»i.l oca f^oa\f^9 • >ui:9Q i^ooXi^ ^lil 

•ailfkO JEttsA^O Ai^O •^^f^O A*1>1\ OOBAX. 

• AO i^iuorAf^ 1^303 f^AcoAito ^aA90 

Many of the titles are written with 
green and yellowish brown paint. 
The erased text of the palimpsest portions of 
this volume is written in a small, neat hand 
of the viii*^ or ix^ cent.* It is part of a Syriac 
translation of the works of Galen, with the 
notes or commentary of Gesius (Hcrw, 
\j^}i^W)f arranged, it would appear, in 
parallel columns. The running titles, which 
are still visible on the outer margins of some 
leaves^ are . «iB»aiAf^\^ and .itoflUMOQ^ • 
See, for example, foil. 34 b, 74 b, 100 &, 144 6, 
146 a and 6, 155 6, 166 ft, 178 *, 196 b, and 
246 b. Other portions of the same text 
are to be found in Add. 17,127 ; and to it 
probably belong the palimpsest leaves in 
Add. 14,486 and 14,487. 

[Add. 14,490.] 

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Vellilm, about 13§ in. by 9|, consisting of 
196 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 



* FolL 1 and 276 (a fragment) haye not been re- 
written. 



and toyn, eapeciajly foil. 192—196. /The 
quires, signed with letters, axe 19 in number. 
Each p^kge is divided into two columns of 
23 lines. . This man\i8cript is written jn a 
good, regular hand^. with occasional Syriao 
vowels; dated A. Gr. 1526, A.D. 1214; and 
contains — 

A Jacobite Lectionary from the Gk>spels 
for the whole year. Title, fol. 9. 6: 1^. 

1. The Consecration (Dedication) of the. 
Church, f^^.1:^ A^ao:! • Fol. 9 b. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Pol. 
XI a, , 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
Fol. 12 b. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elizabeth, 
FoL 14 a. . 

5. The Nativity of S, John the Baptist. 
Fol. 15 a. 

6. The Sunday preceding the Nativity of 
our Lord, i^xL >i.u.i w^nTn.v^.i , FoL 16 a. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 17 b. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Foli 20 J. 

9. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol, 
21ft. 

10. The Sunday after the Nativity, 
1^.1!^ 1^.1 t^iTn:u».i r^iA . Fol. 22 b. 

11. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory. Fol. 23 b. 

12. The Epiphany. Fol. 25 a. The Con- 
secration of Water, f^jsk vyidsi^ r^i^ijD . 
Fol. 26 a. ^ 

13. The Decollation of S. John the Bap. 
tist. Fol. 29 b. 

14. The Commemoration of 8. Stephen, 
Fol. 31 6. 

16. The Commemoration of the Apostles, 
Fol. 34 ft. 

16. The First Sunday after the Bpiphany. 
Fol, 36 ft. 

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18- The third Sunday. Fol. 39 ft- 

19. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 41 a. 

20. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 42 h. 

21. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 43 d. 

22. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. Fol. 46 a. 

23. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma. 
Fol. 46 a. 

24. The Sunday of the Priests, i^asasm 
r^ca&.l • Fol. 47 b. 

25. The Sunday of the Entrance into 
Lent, rda«o^ A \ \ .i it^nTniu.! i^ljuvo • 
Fol. 49 ft. 

26. The ferial days of the first week in 
Lent. Fol. 51 a. 

27. The second Sunday in Lent. Fol. 
56 a. 

28. The ferial days of the second week. 
Fol. 58 a. 

29. The third Sunday in Lent. Fol. 62 ft. 

30. The ferial days of the third week. 
Fol. 65 a. 

31. The fourth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 68 ft. 

32. The ferial days of the fourth week. 
Fol. 70 ft. 

33. The fifth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 74 ft. 

34. The ferial days of the fifth week. 
Fol. 76 ft. 

35. The Commemoration of the forty 
Martyrs of Sebaste. Fol. 79 a. 

36. The sixth Sunday in Lent. FoL 81 a. 

37. The ferial days of the sixth week, 
ending with the Saturday of Lazarus. Fol. 
84 a. 

38. Palm Sunday. Fol. 90 a. 

39. Passion (or Holy) Week: 

fOu»9 :ui t^iiax.9 • 

a. Monday, fol. 93 ft ; : i^r^al^ 013^0.1 
f^iLM.i K!aaLa ^Hii.i r<^^ , fol. 96 a. 

6. Tuesday. Fol. 101 ft. 

-c. Wednesday. Fol. 108 ft. 

d. Thursday, fol. 114 ft ; ^.^om •x.:ieLo9 1 



fioL 117 ft; K^k\,lM> fol. 118 ft; ik^s 
K^it^^, fol. 119 a. 

e. Friday, foL 119 ft; rdaLA^x ifAui^^i 
fol. 131 6. 

/. Saturday, rf^%nfl».i rfkaLSL. Fol: 132 a. 

A note on fol. 133 a states that ihese 
lessons for Passion Week were compiled by 
Daniel the blinds* of Beth-Batin,t and his 
disciple Isaac : • f<jL^n k^i.* va n ^ W> 



^ooAsk ^iu^iia«3 



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40. The Sunday of the Besurrectioii 
(Easter Sunday). Fol. 133 a. 

41. The week ii»^;6w,r«<iaM:i. Fol.l35&.: 
The !Friday of the Gonfeesois, 

r^x.:iec9ii.i rciiaoi^. Fol. 141 b. 
4i2. New {or Low) Sunday. Fol. 144 a. 

43. The third Sunday after the Eesur- 
rection. Fol. 146 a. 

44. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 147 a. 
46. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 148 b. 

46. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 149 b. 

47. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 1505. 

48. The seventh Sunday after the Besur> 
rection. Fol. 152 a. 

49. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fol. 153 o. 

60. The first Sunday after Pentecost 
Fol. 156 b. 

61. The second Sunday. Fol. 157 b. 

62. The third Sunday. Fol. 158 6. 
53. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 160 a. 
64. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 161 a. 
66. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 162 *. 



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: 66. The seventh Stinclay. FoL 163 h. 

67. The eighth Sunday. FoL 164 b. 

58. The ninth Sunday. Fol. 165 h. 
: 59. The tenth Sunday. Pol. 167 a> 
. 60. The eleventh Sunday. FoL 168 a. 
, 61. The twelfth Sunday. Fol. 169 b, 
. 62. The Transfiguration of our Lord, or 
the Feast of Tabernacles, w^\\\'Tria i^aK^ . 
FoL 171 a. 

63, The first Sunday after the Transfigu- 
ration. Fol. 173 a. 

64. The second Sunday. FoL 173 J. 
, 65. The third Sunday. Fol. 175 a. 

66. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 176 a. 

67. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 177 a, 

68. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 178 b, 

69. The seventh Sunday. Fol. 180 a. 

70. The Festival of the holy Cross. Fol. 
181ft. 

71. The first Sunday after the holy 
Cross. FoL 181 b. 

72. The second Sunday. Fol. 183 a, 

73. The third Sunday. FoL 184 a. 

74. The fourth Sunday. FoL 185 J. 

75. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 186 a. 

76. The sixth Sunday. FoL 187 a. 

77. The seventh Sunday. FoL 188 a. 

78. The eighth Sunday. FoL 189 b. 

79. Daily, at the celebration of the holy 
Eucharist, >>flul&.i rdataa:i. Fol. 190 b. 

Colophon, foL 193 b : jl\oa. ;ados9ciX >ls. 

rdaii&a .^^.iAa . ao rdai^ ax. . rtSu^ 
^..o^-iiiTi JL^ rVooArt' \\-n r^^JJk n^oa 
r^uHi^k »CDOcaat< A^o . coa^n . rtfi^t* 



The notes on folL 192 b and 193 a state 
that this manuscript was written in the year 
1525 (A.D. 1214),— when John (XTV.) was 
patriarch of Antioch;* John (VI., ibn Abi 

* *• Sefe Assemani, BibL Or., t ii., p. 370, no. 49 ; and 
Le Quien, Oriens phriftt, t i]f> ooL 139L 



Ghalib), patriaroli of Egypt ;* and JoIuh 
bishop of the conrent of Har Simeon at 
Kartamin, — ^in the convent of Mar Malchus^ 
by one Simeon bar Abraham, frdm Arbu, for 
the monks of the said oonrent, 

i^ift99 cnxaa • i^jaorf.! rd«J^ •xJif^.i f^iu£:i 
\f< ^ ^9 inftti^ •• iicnea^f^ 

, >^1 3 .vAi^^ r^s.oi^ f^U»f^ A^ ^ 



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• ttXxif ^^ > T*pT . ocp^ fd*ift.lO »&A >lC0lai^ 

<• ^A^sni^ f^fioJ*^ ocp •^f^ f^AA^so.! ocbo 
> ^^- ia >iT*Tn jkLAift'Oft ^1 A^ ^Alk.^ 

rdi^a»oa».i A\*«i yCDoLk. cAl • rdias r^siifk^ 



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and Le Quien, Oriens Christ, t il, ooL 488*. 

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« ^tiuo r^s.asa i^TftUbi »si9cUsi • f<4»9-& 

f^ >M:k. oi.iJ^ ^.^JCD.1 rdAftiLAJl t^La^i^a 
— - ^^ — • IS ^^"--- 

Beneath this, there is written in red ink : 
Ah\6hd^f^n (?) f^A4M» A^ft^ij^L^^ labk, e\^ 

. [c»]a 

On the lower margin of the same page, 
foL 193 a, there stands a note of more 
recent date, much of which has been pur- 
posely erased. What is still legible, runs as 

follows.: t^(ka^.Txi f^ii.*uA »p9d6Kliao oft^ 
. . Zftio f^rrm f^lz4Xi).i i^iioft^^^a 

f<^ift.l ^ yCDCOai (?) f^.VUB9 (?) lAfik^.163 

Prefixed to the volume there is an Index 
of the licssons, fol. 4 6, richly coloured with 
various paiiits. On fol. 3 b there is an illu- 
minated cross; and a similar one on fol. 
194i a. 

Greek words are occasionally written on 
the margins, but very rudely and incor- 
rectly. See, for example, foil. 98 a, 104 J, 
106 a, 114 a, 116 a, 123 a, 129 a and 6, 
130 a, etc.. 



The flyleaves of this manuscript con&in 
notes, of various dates, often rather carelessly 
written* 

The. oldest of these, fol. 195 d, dated 
A. Gr. 1616, A.D. 1305, relates to the clear- 
ing out (?) of a weU, or rather cistehiy 
called the Camels' well, situated close to the 
convent of Malchus, and to the tonsure of 
certain monks. ii«»^f^ gu J»o KSsAft" kuLs 
kaCUL f^Mf^.i rd^iAftijiif ftddtt^ f^aa\^ 

,\ <\r% ^10 tft»i n*ii .\ ATt ^10 ,i¥ini» ^la 

^10 >aAn%> ^10 JLi^u^ pi f<»'ift9 
pio .itoaaba pi ,ftn^\ pio iu^^i i\ at»^ 
•^iiaJkcft^ A^ rtlttuJ KbAf^ (sic) AiiA^\. 

The next in point of age, fol. 195 &, dated 
A. Or., 1680, A.D. .1369, refers to another 
clearing out (?) of the same welL ^ im 

ft^nA\^ ii^iif^ p»i^o ftKlsniuLo r^l^Af^ 

KUi.&o.iA kaCli. f<lj*f^:i ft'iiaft^^Ari f<\ \ \pb.i 

pftO* pid .TftM pio wv^ pio »af^ ft^i^^ 
«Afl»aft pio f<^i\^ pio tt^i\uii »af^pio 
p3di& pft KliAAu ioyi^ r^l^iaio tia.i 
f^t&ui.^^ ^^AAr^" .aoAiaj fd^i^ao rd^irda 
pi •^^o^f^o parf f< i^T n.i t^'v&ap.i 

On fol. 196 a there is a deed relating to 
the acquisition of certain lands by the monks 
of the convent of Malchus, dated A. Gr, 
17Q8» A.D. 1397. revd»kAx.o j^rihsix. 

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^lo f^:4Ji*^':i 3iA f^iftiA f^^ • • • 

(sic) f^imfipo f^lu» iuf^lMsa 'f^^2MM 

A^f<'ia^(sic) ft'iftao f^.iaifi9 ^lo i^az. ^lo 
^iifk ft'iiaftCULa ^^9^12^ .^^ «^^oalsk ^ea 

(sic) Of^o i^ar^^ A^ ^Acd ft'ift.i.l ft'iA^La 
^ A^lJ^ f^ocai ooJLft^ f^AJlaaa vso&cal 

To the year 1716, A.I). 1405, belongs 
the following brief memorial on fol. 196 6. 

f<fieLijJ f^oAf^ r^orAi^ rdaoiio ^^oiA^k. 



f<'(kldaj3 ^rf ^^ogoa^vi^o ^^oool 



rd^f^ iojLs ^A.saf^ i^: 

On fol. 1 a there are Arabic notes, written 
in Syriac characters^ which seem to be dated 

A. Gr. 1829 (V^*^* ^-^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^• 
1860 {J^f^), A.D. 1549. These refer to 
the purchase of the volume by different 
persons. Here are also recorded some inci- 
dents of the year 1851 (rdJAt^), A.D. 1540, 
written down in the village of i^jLaoXi^ • 



The following note^foL 2 a, is dated A«I). 
1578. It contains a memorandum of a 
deed, giving to the Syriao congregsition at 
Jerusalem the right of cutting firewood at ^ 
certain place.* •iL.oacft f<u» ^A:kSa f<fti2iQ 

J^a&rf calfl9: vy Iff ^ *^^^^ K^avl^ 
AASirdia asuiA ^ ^.iir^M :iAa ^ •aasi^i 

Aift^K^^ >Af^ •fi^ixAf^ j»:^^f< >Af^ Aaot^ 
(?) ^laflfl^^ (?) i^n oMrd^f^ .^VDaif^ 
A4^ (sic) VI ^ (?) ^9d «4^aV -^"^ 
f^nXisn (r<!fiflaMo; r^AfiBi»o rc'ti.aasa rda^o 



f^aiAdk S«»r^ col f^sn JLt^w^ oail cnzir^Of^ 
^aoSbkO n£i^ f^o ^i^K" f^o »ijL r^o .i^^Aa 

. A] Aasi^cd A^^ t.lAft' ^r^ 

On fol. 1 b there is an autograph note by 
Ignatius (IV.), patriarch of Antioch,* written 
in the year 1909, A.D. 1598, at the village 
of Sammadar, which furnishes some farther 
particulars regarding the history of this 
manuscript. 

coin :ifMf< A^:i f^«»oiia« r^Aui^ >&a cnu 

^ f^i2^ eaardidu ca^jto^o cnur<!;M:u9»^a 
9 3JidO rdl.i.iJw,^^r^LaMXf^ KLi^r^Oi^ 



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* See Assemaniy BibL Or., t. iL, p. 381, no. 54; Le 
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X930 (A.D. 1628), when it was bound by a 
priest named 'Abd al^asih ; foL 3 a. i^mIo 

lasutSfAf^ A^xaXf^ ^i^aalf^ •fio.i.BfiaXf^ 

ijUDLuAft' m v\f^ CD3JL ».lK^f^1^ iAj^ 

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oo^o.iiA^ft' (sic) co^ii^f^ ^ ^^j<^«ifio 
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tOIkJi^f^ AcDl^O J^JDOGU »fiS*10 ^^r^SoLv 

^ f^\i\Kla »j^U» ICQX. v& vA.l ^..r^O 

And also in the year 1964, A.D. 1653, 
when the patriarch Teshua' made the follow- 
ing entry in tt; tbl. 2 a. •j^ i^mI 






On foL 9 a we find a long list c^ dona^ 
tions to the church of the blessed Yii^m at 
Sammadar, written A. Gr. 1976, A.D. 1665. 

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, On foL 195 b there is a note, dated A. 6r. 
2146, A.H. 1250, AJ). 1835, carelessly 
written in Blarshuni and Turldsh by one 
David of Amid or Diyar-bakr. ^ i\i %m 

X V V 

v& tXsnt^ 90ft^ *^-!^^ (^^) »^^ t^^Af^ 

^U (sic) j;i jy, (sic) j/1 ^^ H- ^^^Uj 
^j/ (sic)^jlaj (sic) lyLwU iil^^ (sic) ly-lLi 

.(sic)iyby 

Besides the above notes, we find on fol. 
194 b and 196 &, a list of the members, male 
and female, of some fraternity. 

On fol. 196 b there is also an inventory, 
in Arabic, of the famiture of a convent. 



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Paper, about 10^^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
187 leaves, mafiy of which are much soiled 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 5 and 141 — 187. 
The quires, 19 in number, are signed with 
letters from rf to «. Leaves are wanting at 
the beginning and after foL 4. There are 
from 12 to 24 lines in each page. This volume 
was written by two scribes (foU. 1 — 76 and 
foU. 77—187) in the year 1532, A.D. 1221. 
It contains — 

A Jacobite Lectionary for the whole year, 
from the Gospels, according to the ^arklen* 
sian version. The lessons are 179 in number. 

I, 2. The Consecration of the Church; 
very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

3. The Annunciation of Zacharias; im« 
perfect. FoL 4 a. 

4. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin; 
now lost. 

5. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth; im» 
perfect. Fol. 5 a. 

6. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL 6 a. 

7. The Revelation of S. Joseph. FoL 8 a. 

8. The Sunday before the Nativity of our 
Lord, r^.iU >i.%a.i rd.aaLa.i.M.1 • FoL 9 a. 

9, 10. The Nativity of our Lord. FoL 10 a. 

II. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. FoL 13 J. 

12. The Massacre of the Innocents. FoL 
15 a. 

13, 14. The Sunday before and after the 
Nativity of our Lord, ^.ijb.i f<^ n t n>i.A».i 
f^.iL i^o t^.iL . FoL 15 b. 

15 — 17. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory, j»<\ %\ imKLa i^jc^u w^ i ^ \ inn 
»ia^i\o. FoL 17 6. 

18—20. The Epiphany. FqL 22 a. 

21, 22. The Decollation of S. John the 
Baptisti FoL 27 a. 

23, 24. The Commemoration of S. Stephen^ 
FoL 30 a. 

25—27. The first Sunday after the Epi- 
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28, 29. The second Sondaf. Pol. 36 a, 
80, 81. The third Sunday, rol.,87 ft. 
82, 33. The fourth Sunday. PoL 89 b. 
84—36. The fifth Sunday. PoL 40 b. 
87. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. PoL 43 J. 

38. The Commemoration of the Apostles 
and of Bar-sauma, reUiulljM r^iAo»j3 

»is8ao. Pol. 46 a. 

39. The Commemoration of Sevems and 
all the holy Pathers, Z^n «^jijkflka.a 

Pol. 46 a. 

' 40, 41. The Commemoration of the Priests, 

rdi<a&9 f<lsijio»j3 . Pol. 47 a. 

42, 43. The Commemoration of the Bead, 
t^^tx^n rdA\^o%ja, Pol. 48 b. 

44. The Sunday of Cana, h* i ¥ m w:i 
Ki\n.i« Pol. 61 a. 

46. 46. The Gk)spels for Lent, fclaao^ , 
beginning with Monday in the first week of 
Lent. Pol. 62 a. 

47. Tuesday. Pol. 64 a. 

48. Wednesday. Pol. 66 b. 

49. Thursday. Pol. 67 b. 

50. Priday. Pol. 69 a. 

61, 62. Saturday, the commemoration 
of Theodore the martyr and of all Saints, 

t^b.VD «..^oalA:iA. Pol. 60 a. 

63 — 66. The second Sunday in Lent. 
Pol. 62 6. 

66, 57. The middle of the second week in 
Lent, rtisao^a ^H^ rCiuu. o^ r^XiAVD , 
Pol. 66 a. 

58. Priday. Pol. 66 b. 

69. Saturday. Pol. 67 b. 

60—62. The third Sunday in Lent. Pol. 
68 d. 

63. The middle of the third week in Lent, 
^^ pCiiax. o\ji. Pol. 71 b. 

64. Saturday. Pol. 72 b. 

66—69. The fourth Sunday in Lent. 
Pol. 73 d. 



70.' Monday in the' foijurth week of Lent, 
Pol. 78«. 

71. Tuesday^ PoL79J. * 

72. Wednesday. Pol. 81 a. 
78, 74. Thursday, Pd. 81 b. 
76. Priday. Pol. 83 b. 

76, 77. Saturday. Pol. 84 ft. 

7&— 81. The fifth Sunday in Lent. PoL 
86«.. 

82. Saturday in the fifth week of Lent, of 
the blind man, i<i^n» odn. Pol. 90 ft. 

83—86. The sixth Sunday in Lent. PoL 
93 a. • 

86, 87. The Priday of the forty (Martyrs), 
(0^if^f^^Ai^«feA*iA. Pol. 96 ft. 

88, 89. The Saturday of Lazarus. Pol.' 
99a. 

90— 92. Palm Sunday. Pol. 103 a. 

93 — ^96. Monday in Passion Week. PoU 
107 ft. 

96, 97. Tuesday. Pol. 110 ft. 

98, 99. Wednesday. Pol. 113 a. 

100—103. Thursday. PoL 116 ft. 

104—116. The Priday of the Crucifixion. 
Pol. 121 ft*. 

116, 117. The Saturday of Annunciation, 
t^hi%at»n t<^iax.. Pol. 187 ft. 

118—121. The Sunday of the BesurreC' 
tion. Pol. 139 a. 

122, 123. Monday of the week «i a^ftt*, 
Pol. 143 ft. 

124. Tuesday. Pol. 146 a. 

126. Wednesday. Pol. 146%. 

126. Thursday. Fol. 146 a. 

127.- Friday, f^.icafl».io i<<Jiii.30 r«^Aiw4 . 
Fol. 147 a. 

128, 129. New (or Low) Sunday. Pol. 
148 a. 

130, 131. The third Sunday after the 
Besurrection. Pol. 160 a. 

132, 133. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 161 ft. 

134. 136. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 163 a. 

136. 137. The Ascension. Pol. 164 ft. 
138—140. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. 

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141 — ^163. Lessons for the Sundays of Pen- 
tecost, in eight orders, r^saJSl^. FoL 168 b. 

164. The Commemoration of the Apostles. 
FoL 174 a. 

165—167. The Transfiguration of our 
Lord, f<\ \ \rtn .va f^nt^l^. FoL 175 a. 

168. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. FoL 177 a. 

169—172. The Festival of the holy Cross. 
FoL 177 b. 

173, 174. The Commemoration of the 
holy Martyrs. FoL 180 a. 

175. The Commemoration of Antony, Bar- 
sauma, and all Saints, >i2a.i oo^i^o.i-a 

f^zj;.!^. FoL 181 a. 

176. The Commemoration of the Saints 
and Prophets, and for the Saturday of 
Passion Week, [f^iA]i.io r^ju^nn f<i%Aoi^ 
f^iLM.i r^hia^x^o . FoL 182 a. 

177. Of Rogations, f^4iaaJi.i. FoL 182 b. 

178. At the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist, .^i^Ia.1 riaiao . FoL 183 a. 

179. The Commemoration of the Doctors 
and Bishops, jaJMu^t^no rdiAJbab.! r^v&a.iA • 
FoL 184 a. 

On foil. 185 and 186, there is a note, 
now much stained and torn, from which it 
appears that this manuscript was written in 
the year 1532, A.D. 1221, the first part by a 
priest named Theodore, the second part by 
his son, the priest Yeshua'. ft^^>oftin.i v^f^ 

fOi^iaft' iuft'iftiu . AO . •rk.az* >¥nn r^iMA» 
A!^d : f<TiTn j»o^nsf<h\ [ JL»].i i^ai^ \\r^ 
f^ioi. ^.1 : .aiifk ocp . • • CD ^..oA^oi^ 
Kl^aif^3 r^nz9:u».i r^!jb.UB r^uiaX f^!s«.i:^a 






On foL 186 b there is a note in large 
Armenian characters, also much mutilated, 
in the handwriting of the above-mentioned 
Teshua*. Other notes and headings in the 
same language may be found on foil. 99 a, 
100 b, 134 &, and, in a different and more 
modem hand, on foL 187 b. On foL 4 &, 
the scribe Theodore has written the name of 
Elisabeth, ,vnTi\K^, in rude Greek letters, 
6AHC2iB. 

On fol. 187 a the scribe Teshua' has again 
recorded his name and that of his village, 
jBftAfl9icD . This note is written with bright 
green paint, the points being red. jalx. 

r^cD f^xha t^u».l A^ f<^xsLSn f<^xj^ 

On fol. 187 b there is a note containing 
the name of a monk named Simeon. ,^\^ 



The latter part of this volume, from fol. 
77 onwards, contains many highly coloured 
ornaments, at the beginning of the quires 
and lessons. 

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Paper, about 10^ in. by 7, consisting of 
208 leaves, a few of which are slightly stained 
and torn. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 21 in number. A later hand has 
numbered the leaves. One leaf is wanting 
after fol. 48, and another after foL 160. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 18 
lines. This volume is written in a good, 

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and Syriac vowels and other points ; dated 
A. Gr. 1666, A.D. 1256 ; and contains — 

The first part of a Jacobite Lectionary 
for the festivals of the whole year. The 
lessons are taken from the Old Testament 
(including the Apocrypha), the Acts of the 
Apostles, and the Apostolic Epistles. Title, 
fol. 1 b : KLiAim 1^ f^ rc'i.AJto .L^ 

f^coXf^ XJ* r^Ju:in f<U»oi.io rtS-9.lCi i^arc^.! 

•JLld&.i r^A^n.va i^aiui ^i4aiuL . ft'iftVX. 

• KlAJrt^*Ua ft'.ir^liL^ ft'iai. aAsk.i rdll^u 

1. The Consecration of the Church, •x^iao.i 
f^^.ub.. Eol. 1ft. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias,cDiaafl9.i 
r^ijii.i . Pol. 4 a. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
ft'ooXft' 2^.iAl.i m^jDoaon Kli*u . Fol. 7 ^^ 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, 
f^4Aird».i . Fol. 11 a. 

6. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
reiii^>^ ^a».i eanlosnn . Fol. 13 a. 

6. The Revelation of S. Joseph^ ooajJl^ji 
jLsatu:^ . Fol. 16 a. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord, K^i.**ija 
ft'.iAf.i ft'.if^:^..! . Fol. 17 6. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, t^aAr^ih^lli Klii&o.iJ3 . Fol. 22 ft. 

9. The Massacre of the Innocents, r^uija 
f^.ioL'.i rdl^D.! . Fol. 26 a. 

10. The Circumcision of our Lord, r^uH-o 
f<'iiioi\.i. Fol. 30 a. 

11. The Epiphany, rd4jj.i9 Klu'ija • Fol. 
33 a. 

On fol. 33 a there is a note informing the 
reader that he will find the lessons for the 
Consecration of the Water at the end of the 
volume : ^&aaiifk ftte • r^A^sb wioa.! Kli*H-a 

12. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist, 
<<i.i^\^ ^a».i aix*i ABos^.! • Fol. 40 ft. 

13. S. Stephen the protomartyr. 



43 ft. 

14. The first Sunday after the Epiphany, 
f^Mui.1 liia^ f<iT*i.v»3 t^iti n> Imperfect 
at the end. Fol. 46 a. 

16. The second Sunday ; imperfect at the 
beginning. Fol. 49 a. 

16. The third Sunday. Fol. 51 ft. 

17. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 55 ft. 

18. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple, f^L^^orA ^^uq^ coiiLksia^ 
Fol. 58 a. 

19. The Week of Nineveh, lk..i 
ft'aui.i f<hi^s.. Fol. 61 ft.— Tuesday; foL 
64 a. — ^Wednesday ; fol. 68 a. 

20. The Commemoration of the Priests, 
reiioiiA.i ^.1 Kiiijio.iA Kluu . Fol. 71 ft. 

21. The Sunday of the Dead, 
f^.TU^.i fdajL9.i.M.i . Fol. 74 ft. 

22. The first Sunday in Lent, 
fiisno^n r^A^n.TA f^ajL9.i.M.i . Fol. 79 ft. — 
Monday in the first week of Lent ; fol. 82 ft. 
—Tuesday; fol. 85 ft.— Wednesday; fol. 88 a. 
—Thursday; fol. 90 ft.— Friday; fol. 93 a. 
— Saturday ; fol. 95 ft. 

23. The second Sunday in Lent. 
100 a. 

24. The third Sunday. Fol. 103 a. 

25. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 108 ft. 

26. The fifth Sunday. Fol. Ill 6. 

27. The sixth Sunday, or that of 
Miracles, ft'iii.M.iii.i t^^uLf<n f<iT*ii oa. 
Fol. 114 ft. — ^At the celebration of the holy 
Eucharist on Friday, rdaicua.i rd^^vo 
ft'iLsoiJ^ >iaft.i ^4jbj9if<'a • Fol. 119 a. — 
The Saturday of the Resurrection of Lazarus, 
ii^.i ori.snu>04.i ft^iiax..! • Fol. 121 ft. 

28. Palm Sunday, rdx*.ta rdaxa.*u»a rduu 
fdiftjLOft'.i . Fol. 124 a. 

29. Passion or Holy Week, r^ju*.! i^ui^ 
rdA^oi^a . — ^Monday; fol. 130 a. — Tuesday; 
fol. 133 a. — ^Wednesday, rd:kj9if<'>ia».i rduia 
fd:k.oia fdasja; fol. 135 ft. — ^Thursday, iduu 
ft'ift'i.i f^jLsn^ >ia».i ; fol. 139 a. — Gtood 
Friday, t^^cxft^av.! .^ai.^ >icl*.i K^i.*va; 



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fpl. 143 a. — The Adoration of the Cross, 
ft^i iN^i f^^.\i^».i f^li^*i-o; foL 147 h. — 
G?he Saturday^ of Annunciation, f^lJU»*iA 
f^^iafl».i f^iiax.:! ; foL 160 a. 

30. The Great Sunday of the Resurrection, 
f^icoAa:! Klai f^a&a.i«».i f^i*'io . Fol. 154 a. 

31. The second Sunday after (of) the 
Resurrection, and Monday of the week in 

f^icLu.! ^1^ ^aft.io . rt'^uM.i-D ; imperfect. 
Fol. 160 a. 

32. The third Sunday, and Tuesday of the 
week in albia. Fol. 161 b. 

33. The fourth Sunday, and Wednesday of 
the week in albia. Pol. 164 a. 

34. The fifth Sunday, and Thursday of the 
week in albia. FoL 167 a. 

35. The Friday of the week in albia, and 
the sixth Sunday after (of) the Resurrec- 
tion, f^Ai n T..1 f^iuaovk. ^a^.i f^li^'i^ 
5dlId:i f^iix..! •x.a.i«»:io . r^iou.! . Fol. 171 a. 

36. The seventh Sunday after (of) the 
Resurrection, and the Saturday of the week 
in albia, . f^h>jsikn \hssn f<\iT..i tt^n t m ii.i 
f^iCLu.i .naL.! f^iiax. ^aft.io • Fol. 173 b. 

, 37. The eighth Sunday after (of) the 
Resurrection, or New (Low) Sunday, 

r<^:u» rda&a34».l • Fol. 175 b. 

38. The Ascension of our Lord, 

f^lalcuto.! . Fol. 179 a. 

39. Pentecost or Whitsun Day, 
>\ft»nfn\i^.i f^AJLa.i«».i . Pol. 182 b. 

' 40. The Commemoration of the Apostles, 
reUMiaL.1 rdu'ia . Pol. 187 b. 

41. Of the Martyrs and the holy Fathers, 
fdaL.1^ reiicoiif^rio rCzioaJB^.! r^li^'io • Fol. 
189 ft. 

42. The Transfiguration, r^nt^Ls^n rdi^H-o 
ios^^Q^.!. Pol. 194 a. 

43. The Decease of the blessed Virgin 
Mary, >*is« i^bAr^ ^.iil.i wiLiax.:! f^i*iuo . 
FoL 197 a. 

44. The Festival of the holy Cross, r^uH^ 
f^Uaci& f^aul^9 f^9rd:^.i . Pol. 201 a. 



45. The Consecration of the Water, r^uHa 
vvia99 (see no. 11). Fol. 206 a. 

Subscription, fol. 205 a : r^^o^A iks^ 
. fd4if^*is« rt^Hf^L^.1 f^i*H^:i r^iusn^Ja 

On fol. 205 b there is a note, stating 
that this volume and its companion were 
written in the year 1566, A.D. 1255, in the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara, by a monk 
named Bacchus. At tMs time Eabban 
Teshua* was abbat of the convent, and 
Athanasius was patriarch of Egypt.* The 
see of Antioch was then vacant. 
f^.icD r^^CL^& . f<%\ ^n T o f^Ai» AJlajl 

. cb^iAM puL. . fdUf^'isjQ f^.ir^.io r^axiD:u».i 

• f^ii.u^:i f^±ncuo »*TnAin • rdjji* AoLr^^ 

^ocD f^abi f<\:i • i5^ftlA*iafi9 ^:i ^.i r^icu^ 
. cb^ijau»o >q3 ^.i ^A-sii^k^r^ •:• r^uai Ckoua 

ftllMiusn f^aiflD ^.1 ^re .a^ •> (^IglTr) 



A&.1 \\7\ • ft^iiu^o r^if .Vkl Ao3J^ rt^c 



* See Renaudot) Hist. Pair. Alezandrin. Jacobit, p. 
599 ; Le Quien, Oriens Christ, t. ii., col. 493. 

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•aUl .\ OTt pi A^ ol^C • ^ASQf^^iMLk. >LbI 

• ^Asoiikdir^ codiflL&A^jka^ f^i*:i 

On fol. 208 a there is a note, mentioning 
that the book was revised and corrected by 
a person who does not give his name. 

po.l f^iiOJU^ieosi KllCD rdaii^ s»J^^f^ 

f^Aia\iftuno r^h\f<A^o r^^oft^^Aa • r^oAr^ 

>f.iiu.i f^oi. f^o • f^iflLsi »^o reAulol 
KUvf^ A& pa AaL^'icno r^^ t^f^ . cnfiox. 
COS! ,^^ Klisi iifluiuai pa:L..i KlLoi^ pb 
f^iAtiin r^iiol^ ^oiiil.l . cos f^i^ iu&Of^ 

^ooi&a »Aiai}M?ia.i cbuo* oi\\^ ^^^^103.1 



. „ :icp f^Usniif^.i r^lA^f^ . >L9 ^cp 

f^OJU^snicac r^^M .aoKU oqsi CUL KbAr^o 

•(sic) >iicu:tl 
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CCXXIX. 

Paper, about 10 J in. by 6f , consisting of 
201 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 21 in number. A leaf is wanting at the 
beginning. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of 17 or 18 lines. It is written in 
a good, regular Estrangela, with numerous 
Greek and Syriac vowels and other points ; 
dated A. Gr. 1567, A.D. 1256 ; and contains — 

The second part of a Jacobite Lectionary 
for the festivals of the whole year. The 
lessons are taken from the Old Testament 
(including the Apocrypha), the Acts of the 
Apostles, and the Pauline Epistles. 

1« The Consecration of the Church; im- 
perfect at the beginning. Pol. 1 a. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Pol. 
3d. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin* 
Pol. 6 b. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. PoL 
10 6. 

5. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 13 a. 

6. The Revelation of S. Joseph. Pol. 15 4. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord. Pol. 18 a. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Pol. 26 a. 

9. The Massacre of the Innocents. PoL 
28 i. 

10. The Circumcision of our Lord. Pol. 
32 a. 

11. The Epiphany. Pol. 34 b. 

12. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 42 a. 

13. S. Stephen. Pol. 44 b. 



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14. The first Sunday after the Epipliany. 
Pol. 48 a. 

16. The second Sunday. Pol. 51 a. 

16. The third gunday. Fol. 53 b. 

17. The fourth Sunday. FoL 56 a. 

18. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. Fol. 58 J. 

19. The week of Nineveh. Fol. 61 a. 

20. The Commemoration of the Priests. 
Pol. 68 S. 

21. The Sunday of the Dead. Pol. 73 a. 

22. Lent. Fol. 77 a. 

23. Palm Sunday. Fol. 118 b. 

24. Passion Week. Pol. 126 b. 

25. The Sunday of the Besurreotion. Fol. 
155 a. 

26. The second to the eighth Sunday after 
(of) the Resurrection. Pol. 160 a. 

27. The Ascension of our Lord. Pol. 
177 a. 

28. Pentecost* Pol. 180 b. 

29. The Commemoration of the Apostles. 
Pol. 184 b. 

30. The Commemoration of the Martyrs 
and of the holy Fathers. Pol. 187 a. 

31. The Transfiguration of our Lord. 
Pol. 189 a. 

32. The Decease of the blessed Virgin. 
Pol. 191 a. 

33. The Festival of the holy Cross. Pol. 
194 5. 

34. The Consecration of the Water (see 
no. 11). Fol. 198 J. 

Subscription, fol. 197 b : f^iio^ fcsoix. 

• fdUf^iai f^.if^iL:i f<uH.o:i fe(&ui*iii K^cd 

On fol. 198 a there is a note, differing 
only in the date from that in Add, 14^686. 

•> osiiiAM puL. rdAif^iab f^nf^2Lno K!ajB9.i«»9 



HdsD o^i^cnl 



On fol. 201 a there is the following note 
by alater corrector. • ».i^«a ^.^^im oajasi 

Klir^ • iuK^^4&A» «^^iiol^ (sic) >iuc:tl 

VdOIC 

iuf^ f^iird4^& f^^oiif^ 

On fol. 201 b there is another note, of 
still later date, written in inelegant Ear- 
shuni, by a monk from the Tillage of al- 
Mankuk near Maridin. 

(sic) zh^Uls ^ »ir^iJHLlf^ .acofeiAfe 
•ai^Q >& •^J^ ••lArt' •ttiiAil (sic) ,ftiii n\ 

[Add. 14,687.] 



ccxxx. 

Twelve paper leaves, about 12f in. by 9f , 
several of which are stained and torn (Add. 
17,224, foU. 22—33). Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 21 to 25 lines. 
The writing is good and regular, of the 
xiii*^ cent., with occasional Greek vowels 
and other points. These leaves are — 



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Part of a Jacobite Lectionary firom the 
Gk)spels for various occasions. 

1. The Natitrity of our Lord^ r^r^L^^ 
fe^9 • Imperfect. Eol. 22 a. 

2. Lent^ f^:»o^ • The third week, im- 
perfect, foL 23 a ; the fourth week, imperfect, 
foL 28 a. 

On the margins there are a few gram- 
matical and explanatoiy notes. E.g., fol. 

22 a, S. Luke ii. 8, rdJA.i f<^%^ r^<^ 

^^.capiu^iiii A^ . On r^iii!^ , margin : 

•acfti •AjDViS • • • • o ouftli:u» ou]L j»ii&s» 
iuftliKl^ , '* with pethdcha of the teth as a 
singular; and (the Nestorians?) with 2feA5pA5 
of the rish as a plural.'' Again, on 
«,.^caiiu:^i^ , margin : ^^Z'^auika rdlaiM 
iuf<:i34», "the Harklensian version with 
chebdsa of the '^ as a singular." Eol 24 S, 
S. Matthew, xiii. 29, ^^^ognfta.^ «lcin:^^ 

f^i\u At^. On •..oijUi.ii , margin : ^aia 

o^ iiSa io^gtti eX , " with rebaaa of the 
tcm, but the Nestorians with peihachd of the 
tau." 

[Add. 17,224, foU. 22—33.] 

CCXXXI. 

Nine paper leaves, about 9| in. by 6|, 
several of which are much torn (Add. 14,736, 
foil. 13 — 21). The quires are signed with 
Syriac and Armenian letters (foU. 18 6, 19 a). 
There are firom 15 to 17 lines in each page. 
The writing is large and coarse, of the xiii*^ 
cent. They contain — 

Fragments of a Jacobite Lectionary from 
the Old and New Testaments. The lessons 
for the Revelation of S. Joseph, coxaI^:! 
AfioGun , commence on fol. 18 b. 

Eol. 21 was probably a flyleaf of this 
volimie. The recto contains S. Luke, ch. i. 
V. 46 — 66, but much mutilated. 

[Add. 14,736, foU. 13—21.] 



ccxxxn. 

A paper leaf, about 8^ in. by 5f , stained 
and torn. It belonged to a small Lectionary, 
written in a fioir hand of the xiii^ cent., and 
contams lessons for the Commemoration of 
the Apostles, r^«MiiL:i itlii&ova , . and of 
Simeon Stylites, cQio\jB»fe.i ^.^^t.i. 

[Add. 14,738, foL 10.] 

ccxxxin. 

Three paper leaves, about lOf in. by 7i, 
all more or less stained and torn (Add. 
17,224, foil. 19—21). Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 26 to 31 lines. 
The writing is good and regular, of the xiii*'' 
or xiv*** cent., with occasional Greek vowels. 
They contain — 

Part of a Jacobite Lectionary firom the 
Gospels for the Sundays and Festivals of the 
whole year. Title, fol. 19 b. rtfaoxs] 

rd4A90K!9 ^[cubo f^ii3-*^^ r^iifiuiul^ 

r^eair^^9M f<x»[s^o rdMCi.ic f^i]a:i[o f^af^]9 

^^.oA^oK^ T^^ •ao^uki.i ^ v[a9 : f^]*ix. 

oA^n r^.iCLu.i rdi*Ha •x.ia[i^] : r^:iA^ 

f^Sf^Ou^ vyrt" : feii^[oii] r^o i^i^cia itds 
$hisn ^f^MU osiAM ^ rdi*[f<] A& 

1. The Consecration of the Church, 
r^hsxs^ •aL.lOo.l r^ASQ[.'ia] pi r^rtrt::^ . Im- 
perfect. Pol. 19 b. 

2. The Annunciation of 2acharias, cDiaai»:i 
f^i^i.! . Imperfect. Pol. 20 a. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
f^oolfe ii.iL.i cbiscuto.! . Pol. 20 a. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, 
•skAxAf^ .v^ yi^xsmn cbAAiKbo:i . PoL 21 a. 



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6. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
(iMOua <D»loaa9 . Imperfect. Fol. 21 b. 
[Add. 17,224, foU. 19—21.] 

CCXXXIV. 

Seven paper leaves, about 7i in. by 5J, 
all more or less torn (Add. 14,737, foIL 11 — 
17). There are 16 lines in each page. The 
writing is of the xiv*** cent., with occasional 
Greek vowels. They are — 

Fragments of a Jacobite Lectionary from 
the Epistles, rdaza f^AAii.i rdi^ia , fol. 
11 a ; f^a&a r^^^irt^ , fol. 14 a ; r^:icafl9.i , 
fol. 16 a; i<iGQ&.i , fol. 16 a; i^oi^ l^.i 
r^hKmsr^a , fol. 16 b. 

[Add. 14,737, foU. 11—17.] 

ccxxxy. 

Ten paper leaves, about 7 in. by 5|, some 
of which are slightly torn. There are nine 
lines in each page. The writing is neat and 
regular, of the xv*^ cent., with numerous 
Greek vowels. They are — 

Fragments of a Jacobite Lectionary from 
the Acts and the Pauline Epistles, (f^i*u 
rf iooi^.i , fol. 5 a; ^cui^.i , fol. 10 a). 

[Add. 14,737, foU. 1—10.) 

CCXXXYI. 

Paper, about lOf in. by 74, consisting of 

20 leaves or two quires, signed with letters 
(Add. 14,709, foil. 75—94). There are from 

21 to 24 lines in each page. The writing is 
neat and regular, with numerous Greek and 
Syriac vowels. It is dated A. Gr. 1795, 
A.D. 1484, and contains — 

Lessons from the Gospels for various 
occasions; viz. 
1. The Commemoration of the blessed 

Virgin, reaAr^ ^.iJlI.i . Fol. 75 a. Margin, 



2. The Commemoration of the Fathers 
aad Doctors, foL 75 b: f<hym^f^n KHi&em^ 

«^^oa9^aX^ • ^^..ooA ^A»i.i:i ^A*f^ i^abiioo 

3. The Commemoration of Ascetics, Soli- 
taries. Eremites, Stylites, and Recluses, fol. 
78 b : •f^.viMO . rd^aiiL i^ab^a.! «^Miii&c.ia 

. r^^Qo^ia >i:sn vyf^ • r^Laf^o • f<iTinoo 
>iMo • rdaito f^lAo* >isac • «^.oicDf^ >is«c 
• KUif^ >is«c • .ywi.! >isac • >i»i >is«c 

• ^..ooA ^£d9:i.i ^A*f^ f^^coaf^ KliH-ji»r^:i 

4. The Commemoration of Ascetics, fol. 
80 i : • f^aiSL A^.i i^u'io:! Kliv»r^ ^^'^^^ 
. jtoflL^i-a-MO . j»<\ ■ in\if^ rdai^ vwr^ 

5. The Commemoration of Martyrs, fol. 
83 b : vy f^ • f^z».iJ3 r^oift.! «.^Qaii&o.%a 



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^\sn vyrt" , rt'^rtcafl^.i ftlia\f^lsi oILfik^rt^ 

• ^.^ooA ^a:s98:i:i ^A^r^o 

6. The Commemoration of all Martyrs and 
Saints, foL 86 b: l^:i f^iwf^ r^fi^^ 

7. The Commemoration of the twelve 
Apostles, foL 90 a: Klii&cria rdi*Ho.i r^^^^s^ 

8. Eor the Great Sunday of the Resur- 
rection, fol. 92 b : r^ikdo^.! Klsi r^lAu.*u».i • 

9. Of the holy Cross, rd^A^:! • Fol. 94 b. 
Margin, >sa<L ^^,cm\ v\ mx^ . ft^ii\y.i 

On fol. 94 a, at the foot of the page, we 
find the date : iox. o^ J^iiao.i r^A^ A^o 

The scribe wrote Arabic very incorrectly. 
For example, at the foot of fol. 89 J, we read. 

(sic) uJj>MI ^n!^l (sic) Sic ^ (sic) '^-•^l 
[Add. 14,709, foil. 75—94.] 

CCXXXVII. 

Four vellum leaves, about 12f in. by 10, 
all slightly stained and torn (Add. 14,636, 
foil. 21 — 24). Each page is divided into two 
colimms, of from 26 to 30 lines. There is a 
lacuna between foil. 22 and 23. The writing 
is a stiff, regular Estrangela, probably of the 
xi**" cent. They contain — 

Lessons from the Gospels for Passion (or 
Holy) Week, Kl^oi^ f^!au»:i f^i*u : viz. 
for Monday, fol. 21 a; Tuesday, fol. 22 a; 
Wednesday, fol. 22 b ; and Friday, fol. 23 a. 

Several of the rubrics are ornamented with 



gilding. The word >4ca is written with blue 
paint on fol. 23 b. Green paint is also em-; 
ployed on foU. 23 b and 24 a. 

[Add. 14,635, foil. 21—24.] 

CCXXXVIII. 

A veUimi leaf, much soiled and torn, which 
once formed the title-page of a Lectionary, 
apparently of the xiii*^ cent. On the verso, 
within the richly coloured border, there is 
written in letters of gold: r^iAj^ Jl:^ 

f^U»oic kS^c Klsf^ \ K'^kz^na f^kfluiuX^ 

f^ .aki^MX ^%xsn \ f<x.n [cloi] 

• f^duk..! f^riCLu • • . . .*,fti*>\y^c yukso i^. . . . 

, >ksa ^ f^^i;^.! K:x.:iaa:i rdapai:i ^na 
[Add. 17,213, foL 40.] 

CCXXXIX. 

Vellum, about 9f in. by 55, consisting 
of 77 leaves (Add. 14,528, foU. 152—228), a 
few of which are stained and torn, especially 
foil. 161, 164, 223, and 228. The quires, 
ten in nimiber, are signed with arithmetical 
figures (e.g. fol. 156, // ; fol. 164, /^/ ; fol. 
174, /uyu; fol. 184,^; fol. 194, /^; etc.); 
but the first and second are imperfect, three 
leaves being wanting at the beginning, three 
after fol. 155, and two after fol. 159. There 
are from 23 to 26 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
Estrangela of the vi*^ cent., and contains — 

1. An Index to the Lessons (aioa 
rdi**io) proper for the Festivals of the whole 
year aud other occasions. 

a. The Epiphany. Fol. 152 a. 

b. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 154 4. 

c. Passion {or Holy) Week; imperfect. 
Fol. 159 a. 

d. The Sunday of the Besurrection (Easter 
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. €. The Week of Rest,* rdku^3 re'iiax. . 
Pol. 173 a. 

. /. The Sunday after the Week of Rest. 
Pol. 180 b. 

g. The Ascension of onr Lord. Pol. 181 b. 

h. Pentecost, or Whitsun Day. Pol. 183 a. 
; i. When a man receives the tonsure and 
becomes a religious, .x^f^ i^oasQ.! f^s^ 
rdisoMja is rf cGoi.! . Pol. 184 b. 

j\ The Commemoration of the holy Mar- 
tyrs. Poll. 186 a and 186 b. 

k. The Commemoration of the Bishops. 
PoU. 187 a and 188 6. 

. I. When a man becomes a priest, f^» 
r<!laa& jL^r^ reocb.! . Pol. 189 b. 

m. The Dedication of a Church, f^^.icLu.i 
i<z^.u r^iduoD.! • Pol. 190 a. 

n. The Dedication of an Altar, f^^.ifiu>.i 
f^M9.*un.i . Pol. 190 b. 

o. The Apparition of the holy Cross to 
the ei^peror Constantine, fol. 191 a : rdai^suLa 

f^ni\g COS! >u»^f^.i tt^*nn I *i i-ftf^ j»ix^ 

conii\i\cpflLa rc^lnn\\ . r^%^m rdx.*.!^ 

f<SQCua ^I&o. ^^ ^ • r^LStt*ai2a Kli^Sbn 

• r^lSQflu rtlJkaia .Ia&cd cqs> • ^I^x. AiaA rdSQ.%^ 



• fdaU.Tia ft^ 1 ■ \^.l rtllCD ftlii.&o.i r^oco 



r^.&Sbo Qfiii\i\opflLn r^inn\\ oq\ >Ax.iOf^.i 
f^^i^^ KUiuJLx. ^i^:i rdlAU • rd^^i 

Subscription, fol. 191 b: ^isjioH >iLl 
ocp CQ3.1 • f^isLixn rda^^.i rdx^H-a •aLiOii 

* See Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue of the Syriac MSS. 
in the Bodleian Library^ ool. 115, note 6. 



2. Secular Laws and Enactments of the 
emperors Constantine, Theodosius and Leo, 
translated from Latin into Aramaic. Title, 
foL 192 a, ^ ^AAftdj.i tt^ii^fi\\ t^toiLs^ 
f^LMsn^f^ r<lA»ocDi rdAjti • Subscription, 
fol. 228 a, KLi\:».i ftli.*iaflLsio r^oocbu >\x. 

Colophon, fol. 228 a: [•aj^LAJdol >\x. 

ft^ii*yi\ \ ftli.ijb[cL&]c r^ODcboJC f^!z.lu 
*.[«^ordL\o]Qa*cb.if^AAo mii\i\opan\ ^a^o^od^ 

A^ ^.^oco^oA^c f^^LfkiCLaA ».^aui.&o.i 

• O • • O • ■ i*Wf^ CP0U»dlf^±a pBA I *1 ■ 1 mAu 

This portion of the manuscript has been 
edited by Dr. Land in his Anecdota Syriaca, 
t. i., with a Latin translation and notes.. 

On fol. 228 b there is a short note in the 
handwriting of Moses of Nisibis, stating that 
he procured this manuscript for the convent 
of S. Mary Deipara (A.D. 932). 

[Add. 14,528, foU. 152—228.] 

CCXL. 

Six veUum leaves, about 9^ in. by 6J. 
They contain an Index of Lessons, Aiosi 
r«lL»u , painted in various colours. It be- 
longed apparently to a manuscript of the 
Gospels of the xii*** cent. 

[Add. 17,218, foU. 91—96.] 

* As it would seem, purposely erased by some reader, 
who confounded the Emperor with the Pope, usually styled 
^Af^ by Hie Monophysites. 

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CCXLI. 

Part of an illuminated vellum leaf, con- 
taining, on the one side, a portion of a 
Cross, with, the words coiiol ciou ; and, on 
the other, a fragment of an Index of Lessons. 
It seems to be of the xiii**^ cent, 

[Add. 17,224, fol. 75.] 

CCXLII. 

Four paper leaves, about 9^ in. by 7^, aU 
much torn. The writing is of the xiii**' or xiv*^ 
cent. They contain part of the Index to a 
large Lectionary. 

[Add. 14,739, foU. 19—22.] 

CCXLIII. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 7, consisting of 
104 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 7, 19, 40, and 
102 — 104. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally 13 in nimiber. Leaves are 
missing at the beginning and end, as well as 
after foil. 1 and 7. Each page has from 16 
to 20 lines. This volume is written in a 
clear, rather angular Estrangela, with nu- 
merous Syriac vowel-points; dated A. Gr. 
1173, A.D. 862; and contains— 

The first part of a Nestorian Lectionary. 
The lessons are, with a single exception, 
taken from the Old Testament. 

1. The first Sunday after the Nativity of 
our Lord; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin (Acts i. 1—14). Fol. 1 J. 

3. The second Simday after the Nativity ; 
imperfect. Fol. 1 h. 

4. The third Sunday after the Epiphany ; 
imperfect. Fol. 2 a. 

5. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
Fol. 2 a. 

6. The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 4 a. 

7. The Commemoration of the Greek 



Fathers, Diodorus, Theodore and Nestorius.* 
Fol. 5 a. 

8. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 6 b. 

9. The Commemoration of the Syrian 
Doctors ; imperfect. Fol. 7 b. 

10. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany; 
imperfect. Fol. 8 a. 

11. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 
r^Sio^i^ .i«»:i • Fol. 8 a. 

12. The seventh Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Fol. 9 a. 

13. The Commemoration of the Children 
of Adam,^.iK^ >cdc!iL.i Klii&cs . Fol. 10 a. 

14. Lent, rdai r^lMo^.! . Fol. 11 a. 
16. Palm Sunday. Fol. 37 b. 

16. Passion {or Holy) Week. Fol. 38 *. 

17. Easter Sunday, rdai r^Lzuus^x^ 
reicMAA.! . Fol. 46 a. 

18. Easter week, ending with the Friday 
of the Confessors, fdju:icba.i K^oi^.i • FoL 
48 a. 

19. The second Sunday after Easter, or 
New Sunday. Fol. 53 a. 

20. The third to the sixth Sunday after 
Easter. Fol. 64 a. 

21. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 57 a. 

22. The Sunday after the Ascension. Fol. 
58 ft. 

23. Pentecost. Fol. 59 b. 

24. The Friday of Gk)ld,rdacoa.ireikaciw:i. 
Fol. 60 J. 

25. The second to the seventh Simday of 
the Fast of the Apostles. Fol. 61 a. 

26. The last Friday of the Fast of the 
Apostles, r^ijjlaL.1 ft^\nnT >\ax..i r^iiAoi^ji . 
Fol. 67 b. 

27. The last Sunday. Fol. 68 a. 

28. The second to the seventh Sunday 
after the Fast of the Apostles. Fol. 68 b, 

29. The first, second and third Sundays of 
the Fast of Elias. Fol. 74 a. 

* A later possessor has endeavoured to rub out the 
names of these heretics. The same person, in all likelihood, 
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80. The Invention of the holy Cross. 
Pol. 76 h. 

^ 81. The day after the Invention of the 
holy Cross. Pol. 76 J. 

32. The first to the ninth Sunday after 
the Invention. Pol. 77 b. 
* 83. When there is an intercalary year, 

fduHa ^ittuio . Pol. 89 a. 

84. The first to the third Sunday of the 

Consecration of the Church, rt'^i&juiaa.i • 
Pol. 90 a. 

85. The Commemoration of Max George, 
CA4\j€u\^>is«.i • Pol. 94 a. 

36. In Scarcity of Rain, r^i2^ iici^^.i • 
!E*o1. 95 h. 

87. When there is an Earthquake and 
Pamine, r^!i&&o r^^yoi r^cicb .id^ rt^^cuja.! . 
Pol. 97 a. 

88. Por the Dead. Poll. 98 b and 102 a. 
89 Rogationary lessons, K'^akA.i • PoL 

100 b. 
40. At the Consecration of a Bishop, 

Kl&aotti<^f^.l rdisaoa.! . Pol. 102 d. 

On fol. 104 a there is a note, informing us 
that this lectionary was written in the year 
1173 (A. D. 862), for the church of S. John 

at Postat (^lk«ii, W'ftt^) in Egypt, at the 

expense of Bishr, the son of Bahr, 19 xsls^ 
iMci, by the priest Jacob, the son of John, 
the son of Max Saliba, from the city of Balad 
in Mesopotamia. 

« 
^ jtooriiiBa.^r^.1 : ^iio i^i^iT.o f^f^Mo 



• • • • . ^^^ 






ia Kiat&xo >UL #ann\i •* ^L^Kliii^oii ^.i 
^AiA^ ^i\T.Ai ^iif^SQ ^ I \ nif^ 4a ^UtOi 

Qoa r^JU^iu:! (^,\ \' 

[Add. 14,492.] 

CCXLIV. 

Vellum, about 6J^ in. by 4J, consisting 
of 132 leaves, some of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 and 20. 
The quires, 13 in number, are signed with 
letters. A few leaves have been lost at the 
end. Each page has &om 20 to 27 lines. 
This volume is written in a neat, regular 
hand of the ix*^ or x**" cent., with numerous 
Syriac vowel-points. Owing to the fading 
of the ink, many pages have been retraced at 
a subsequent period ; e. g. foU. 3 i, 4 i, 5 a, 
8 a, 9 a, etc It contains — 

A Nestorian Lectionary from the Pauline 
Epistles. The title is now almost wholly 
efi^Eiced. 

1. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Pol. 1 b. 

2. The first Sunday after the Annuncia- 
tion. Pol. 2 J. 

3. The second Sunday. Pol. 3 b. 

4. The third Sunday. Pol. 4 b. 

5. The Nativity of our Lord. Pol. 6 a. 

6. The first Sunday after the Nativity. 
Pol. 8 a. 

7. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Pol. 8 J. 

* That is, taking the letters that coirespond to these 
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8. The second Sunday after the Nativity. 
Fol. 10 a. 

9. The Epiphany. Pol. 10 b. 

10. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
S. John the Baptist. FoL 11 h. 

11. The first Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 13 a. 

12. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
S. Peter and S. Paul. FoL 13 b. 

13. The second Sunday after the Epiphany. 
FoL 15 a. 

14. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
the Evangelists. FoL 16 a. 

16. The third Sunday after the Epiphany. 
FoL 17 a. 

16. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
S. Stephen. Pol. 18 a. 

17. The fourth Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Pol. 19 a. 

18. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
the Fathers. FoL 20 a. 

19. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
FoL 21 b. 

20. The Friday of the Commemoration 
of the Syrian DoctorSi itlii&c^^ f^^oi^:i 
K!^'icuto rdi&\»:i . Pol. 22 b. 

21. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 23 a. 

22. ThePridayofanyone Saint, f^AuDoi^.i 
ftH^c^ii^ .v>.i . Pol. 23 b. 

23. The seventh Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Pol. 25 a. 

24. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
the Martyrs. Pol. 26 a. 

25. The eighth Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Pol. 27 a. 

26. The Friday of the Children of Adam, 
^.if^.i >cDO.%L.i r^^ci^.i . Pol. 28 6. 

27. Lent, rdai f^:»o^.i . Pol. 30 a. 

28. Palm Sunday, f<\ nT..i KlajBJ3.T4«3 
Kii^uLorf .1 T^:if<s^ >cDoiuf^.i . Pol. 51 a. 

29. Passion {or Holy) Week. 
Monday, T^h^\»»r^ r^Aiax..! ft^iTii ti^.i 

f^:»o^.i . PoL 52 a. 
Tuesday, rt'iuvtf^ r^Aiax..! rdaaua r^iAii.i 



Wednesday, 



r^[2no^.l 



Pol. 53 b. 



_ Pol. 54 b. 

Thursday, «^j^.i aia*^i ft^iTi¥^M:i • 
Pol. 56 a. 
Friday, i^Izm.! feiu90v^.i . PoL 57 a. 
Saturday, reAcoio.! f<iiax..i » Pol. 59 a. 

30. Easter Sunday, rd^^^ fCajLa^a*^ • 
Pol. 61 a. 

31. Monday in Easter Week, ^lia 
rdiii. itnu f^^UL^ . Pol. 62 b. 

Tuesday. FoL 63 J. 
Wednesday. PoL 64 b. 
Thursday. Pol. 65 a. 
Friday of the Confessors, rt'iLaci^s 
fduHosa.1 . PoL 66 a. 

32. New (Low) Sunday, f^^3M rda&a:i«»:i ^ 
Pol. 67 b. 

33. The third to the sixth Sunday after 
Easter. PoL 69 a. 

34. The Ascension of our Lord. Pol. 78 a. 

35. The Sunday after the Ascension. Pol. 
74 a. 

36. Pentecost. Pol. 75 a. 

37. The Friday of Gold, rdaco^:! i^^oi^^. 
Pol. 76 a. 

38. The second to the seventh Sunday of 
the Apostles. Pol. 77 a. 

39. The last Friday of the Fast of the 

Apostles, tt^tli^T 1 f^MC^ pttlflUL.! f^iiaoi^b^. 

Pol. 84 a. 

40. The last Sunday, jAasLn -^■^^-^i^i 
r^MJiiL.1 rdMo^ . Pol. 85 b. 

41. The second to the seventh Sunday of 
the Week of Summer, fd!^:i f<^ oiti . 
Pol. 86 b. 

42. -The first to the third Sunday of the 
Week of Elias, rdlAr^ »un.i rdj^asix.:^ . PoL 
92 6. 

43. The Invention of the holy Cross, 
rd^A^i coiuiLftju.i f^.if^L^:i . Pol. 96 b. 

44. The first to the fourth Sunday after 
the Invention. Pol. 98 a. 

45. The first to the fourth Sunday of the 
Week of Moses, r^lx.oa iis«:i t^j^ansM • 
Pol. 102 a. 



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46. The first to the fifth Sunday of the 
Dedication, f^^.icLu.:i . Eol. 106 b. 

47. The Commemoration of Mar Phetion, 
^..^ikA:^ >isQ.T • Fol. 112 b. 

48. The Conmiemoration of Mar George, 
jtoA\iflu\^>isQ.i . Eol. 112 b. 

49. The Commemoration of Mar Abba the 
Catholicus, r^lfluAc^ rdaf^ >iM.l • Eol. 
114 «. 

50. Eor the Dead, f^:ui:^.i r^i^Ha . Eol. 
116 a. 

61. Bogationary Lessons, f^i\eJLsa^ f^i*Ha . 
Eol. 126 a. 

62. In Scarcity of Bain, iioi.*^ Ajl..i 
kS^. Eol. 129 a. 

63. At the Consecration of a Bishop, .1.&.1 
f^3*f^ >iAflo reoco . Eol. 129 a. 

54. Eor a man who makes benefactions, 
f^Jb.h\axs9n rd&ire l^.i . Eol. 130 b. 

66. When there is an Earthquake, .1.&.1 
f<^a\ Kbo • Eol. 131 b. 

66. Eor any one Saint, itl^o^iJ^ .v»:i • 
Eol. 132 6. Imperfect. 

At the foot of fol. 132 a there is a note 
stating that the stylite Samuel, the son of 
Cyriacus, repaired and bound this book 
(about A. D. 1089; see Add. 14,490, fol. 
276 a). JLf^OMz. r^ao r^a^iaA m.io ii.ii> 

The words r^r^ccn •ao^o , on the margin 
of fol. 2 &, show that some Consolatory Dis- 
courses for the Dead were once bound with 

this volume. 

[Add. 14,491.] 

CCCXLY. 

Paper, about 10 in. by 5|, consisting of 
84 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1—9, 16, 27, 32, 39 
— 47, and 81 — ^84. The quires, the number 
of which is unchain, are signed with 



letters. Leaves are wanting at the begin- 
ning and end, as well as after foil. 1, .8, 9, 
29, 32, 39, 47, 76, 80, 82, and 83. There 
are from 26 to 29 lines in each page. The 
writing is good and regular, of the xi**^ cent., 
with niunerous Syriac vowels and accents. 
This manuscript contains — 

A Nestorian Lectionary from the Old and 
New Testaments, for the Sundays and Festi- 
vals of the whole year, originally consisting 
of two parts, both now very imperfect, viz. 
foil. 1—47 and foil. 48—84* 

1. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
Eol. 1 a. 

2. The first Simday after the Nativity, 
fC^siA iiia:i r^ASQna tt^n t n.v».i ; imperfect. 
Eol. 1 6. 

3. The second do., 1^.1 ^1^1 KLajLa.v»:i 
f^.^ . Eol. 3 b. 

4. The Epiphany, «....i^.i ciui4.i.i f^.if^L^.i ; 
imperfect. Eol. 6 b. 

6. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist ; imperfect. Eol. 9 a. 

6. The first Sunday after the Epiphany, 
r^jjj.l 1^.1 r^ASQ.To f<axj3.*u».i • Eol. 11 a. 

7. The Eriday of the Commemoration of 
S. Peter and S. Paul, ftlii&o.i.i reiocvk..! 
jtooloac jtooi\a.i . Eol. 13 a. 

8. The second Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Eol. 16 6. 

9. The Wednesday of the Commemoration 
of Sei^usand Bacchus, K^ii^ci ft^nTn\nife.i 
fe.icafi9 jtoOAso jtoA^Jiflo >i:sn.i . Eol. 19 a. 

10. The Eriday of the Commemoration 
of the Evangelists, itlii^ci f^(kaoii^.i 
r^i^fiA^of^.1 . Eol. 21 a. 

11. The third Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Eol. 26 a. 

12. The Eriday of the Commemoration of 
the Greek Doctors, Diodorus, Theodore, and 
Nestorius, tt^i ^\^.i ftlii^o.1 re^kaovk..! 

jtofluio!Lfta >i:sno (the names have been 
almost completely effaced, especially the 
third). Imperfect. Eol. 28 a. 



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^ 13. Imperfect ai the beginning. Fol. 30 a. 

14. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, 
r^Uu:! ifto:i rdaL9u»:i it^iT n.v»:i • Imperfect. 
Eol. 31 ft. 

15. The Friday of the Oommemoration 
of S. Stephen, %xsn^ Klii^ci K'iiAoii^.i 
f^3oafi9 •fl90JLA2^r^. Eol. 33 5. 

16. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Eol. 36 a. 

17. The Friday of the Commemoration 
of the Fathers, the Catholic Patriarchs, 

f<iax. . Imperfect. Fol. 38 h. 

18. Imperfect at the beginning. Fol. 40 a. 

19. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
any one Saint, and of Mar Abba the Catho- 
lic, [r^Sio]^i.Si :i«».l cop Klli&o.! r^Aisci.kJl 

Fol. 40 a. 

20. The eighth Sunday after the Epiphany, 
[r^4ju]i.i 1^.1 r^Aisa^.i [fi^iT->.i^».i]; imper- 
fect. Fol. 47 a. 

21. Imperfect at the beginning. Fol. 48 a. 

22. In time of Famine, ^iaica.i rdJuHa 
rdi&& rt^ocb.l i^M • Fol. 51 i. 

23. In time of Earthquake, .i&.i rdjuu 
ftl^oi r^ocb . Fol. 66 a. 

24. For the Dead, f^ruiiL A^i r^i^Ha; 
viz. 

a. For Priests, Deacons, etc., and for Silas 
the ascetic, i^I^ilo . rdixsaaLsnc k1igq& A^.i 
rAftSif^ f<llx. rdab».i •:• rdlM^^^l . Fol. 61 a. 

b. For the martyr Shirin, and for Virgins, 

.^Au».i . Fol. 64 J. 

c. For Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, 
who have children or brothers, Ajl..i 

Kl^rt'Of^ KLla «^oq1 iur^.! • Fol. 65 h. 



* See Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. iii., pars 1, pp. 198, 
449, 569. 



d. For Priests, who have children, i^oiiLx 
KLia ^.^coqX iuf^ . Fol. 66 a. 

e. For Priests, f^ik^n . Fol. 66 h. 

f. For Priests, Doctors, and Solitaries, 
rt^iusn r^iA4k»i*o r^i;&L9bc rdauxo A^:i . FoL 
68 a. 

g. For Deacons, Sub-deacons, Headers, and 
Monks, >d»cuo K!ial*.i&ccDO rdixM&sn A^:i 
ftlSAlaOac. Fol. 68 i. 

h. Another, rdii^^f^; marg. fdJ3^- -^^^^t 
for Children. Fol. 69 a. 

i. For Monks, itLdo^ ^ 1^^ . Fol. 69 b. 

J. For Bulers, K:iia:i.aQ r^xire l^.i . Fol. 
72 a. 

k. In time of Pestilence, rtljiiiosa:! . Fol. 
74 a. 

I. For Nmis, rddola iuis l^:i ; imperfect. 
Fol. 76 b. 

25. Several imperfect lessons and muti- 
lated leaves, perhaps misplaced. Foil. 77 
—84. 

[Add. 14,706.] 

CCXLVI. 

VeUum, about 13f in. by 10^, consisting 
of 172 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 60, 107, 
and 172. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 18 in number. Leaves are wanting after 
foil. 16, 25, and 30. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 18 to 26 lines. 
This volume is written in a large, regular 
Estrangela of the xi**" cent., with numerous 
Syriac vowels and other marks, and con« 
tains — 

A Nestorian Lectionary from the Gospels 
for the whole year. Title, fol. 1 b: \j^ 

•aoii^.1 ^IJUQ r^uiT^ ,^nTilisq.i oAau 

1. The first Simday of the Annimciation, 
f<iaooD.i r^ASQ.*ia ft^HTnUi.! • Fol. 1 b. 

2. The first Friday ; the Commemoration 
of BabsBus of Nisibis and others : r^iooii^:i 



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4 A • rd^a^ ia »aa >i»:i f^iaOQo.1 f^AuMna 
fCooi2u»c • Fol. 2 5. 

3. The second Sunday. Fd. 3 a. 

4u The second Friday; the Comme- 
moration of Teshua'-yab and the other 
Catholics: k^cod.i ^iii^i r^ii^ov^.! 
,v A T >ia09O .aca^ ,^a¥i3 ccp r<lJkiAc.i 
^^^coqIac .^ ATaiitiO CftA^Jidu!^^ •aooA^oauo 

5. The third Sunday. Fol. 5 a. 

6. The third Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of Yeshua'-sabran the martyr and 
others : ^:^eoun . r^iacoo^ AA^i r^^cij^ji 
ci2u»o f^9coco ^.^acp • Fol. 6 a. 

7. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 7 a. 

8. The Commemoration of Mar Abba, 
bishop of Nineveh, on the 17th of the first 

yLM%o «^^xfka 4^^a[ss (sic) rdexLi:i. Fol. 7d. 

9. The Nativity of our Lord, on the 25th 
of the first Kanun. Fol. 8 a. 

10. The Friday after the Nativity; the 
Commemoration of S. James, the brother of 
our Lord: ^nn^>.i r^hL' 1^9 r^^cvk.:i 
^.j^.1 >cocLuf^ . Fol. 9 a. 

11. The (first) Sunday after the Nativity. 
Fol. 10 a. 

12. k!9^ ^ . tiio f^!\^.i ^.1 Klii.&c.iJ9 

rda^ ^..f^ *:* r^rioo ^^r^ •:• cd^ici-aJl*:! 

•> oqIa <• f^iaooD.1 • Fol. 12 a. 

13. The second Sunday. Fol. 12 a. 

14. ^iaif^.i «.^iA^of^:i Klii^r^ r«lL»u 

r<nTn.i^» ^,^oa*iii.i r^Qoif^ oaa . Imperfect. 
Fol. 14 a. 

15. The Epiphany; imperfect. Fol. 17 a. 

16. The Friday of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL 17 b. 



17. The (first) Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 18 b. 

18. The Friday of S. Peter and S. Paul. 
Fol. 20 a. 

19. The second Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Fol. 21 b. 

20. The Friday of the Evangelists. Fol. 
23 6^. 

21. The third Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 24 b. 

22. The Friday of S. Stephen; imperfect. 
FoL 25 b. 

23. The fourth Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. FoL 26 a. 

24. The Friday of the Greek Doctors. 
Fol. 27 b. 

25. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany; 
imperfect. Fol. 29 a. 

26. The Wednesday, T^iTn\nW.i . Fol. 
31a. 

27. The Thursday, f^nxaz2xui.i . Fol. 33 a. 

28. The Friday of the Syrian Doctors. 
Fol. 34 b. 

29. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 35 b. 

30. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 
ftl^c^i& .*u»:i . Foil. 37 a and 38 b. 

31. The seventh Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Fol. 39 a. 

32. The Friday of the Forty Martyrs. 
Fol. 40 a. 

33. The eighth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Fol. 40 a. 

34. The Friday of the Dead, r^hssoxx.^ 
f^rui:^.! . Fol. 41 a. 

35. The Sunday of the Entrance into Lent, 
f^Mo^ Jl^m.i f<axj3.*u».i . Fol. 42 a. 

36. Monday in the first week of Lent. 
FoL 42 b. 

37. Tuesday. Fol. 44 b. 

38. Wednesday. Fol. 45 a. 

39. Thursday. Fol. 46 6. 

40. Friday. Fol. 48 a. 

41. The second Sunday in Lent. Fol. 48 b. 

42. The second Friday. Fol. 49 b. 



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43. The third Sunday. Pol. 50 b. 

44. The third Friday. Pol. 51 J. 

45. The fourth Sunday. Eol. 53 a. 

46. Monday in the fourth week of Lent. 
Fol. 55 a. 

47. Tuesday. Eol. 56 b. 

48. Wednesday, T<!k^t^L&.i w»-iTn f^l^^Ws. 
Eol. 58 J. 

49. Thursday. Eol. 59 b. 

50. Eriday. Eol. 60 b. 

51. The fifth Sunday in Leift. Eol. 62 a. 

52. The fifth Eriday. Eol. 63 J. 

63. The sixth Sunday. Eol. 66 a. 

64. The sixth Eriday. Eoll. 67 b aad 68 b. 

65. Palm Sunday. Eol. 71 a. 

56. Monday in the last week of Lent, 
i^sao^:i t^SuXMT^ r^^uax..! f<nfii.i^.i . 

Eol. 73 a. 
67. Tuesday. Eol. 74 b. 

58. Wednesday. Eol. 16 b. 

59. Thursday. Eol. 78 a. 

60. The Eriday of the Passion, r^^aiab.:i 
Pdx^n . Poll. 80 b and 83 b. 

61. The Eye of Sunday, »cn^b.<i f^juvo 
K^xsori ft4ucsox.io r^<ia^.<i t^ir-txi*. Pol. 
89 b. 

62. Lesson to he read over the (newly) 
Baptized, ly.ilsa^ l^.i r^uia . Pol. 90 a. 

63. The Night of the Sunday of the Eesur- 
rection of our Lord, f^Ji.! r^t'if^x r<i^ia 
K'ieaiA.i r^axs.iw.i . Pol. 90 a. 

64. The Morning of the Sunday of the 
Besurrection, f^ajca.iat.i r^i&^ rO^i^ 
rfhaixa^. Pol. 91 6. 

65. The Sunday of the Resurrection, at the 
celebration of the Holy Eucharist, r^i_.is 
r^ienjA.1 Klaxa.iM.i K't'if^.i . Pol. 92 a. 

66. Monday after the Resurrection. Pol. 
93 5. 

67. Tuesday. Pol. 95 a. 

68. Wednesday. Pol. 97 a. 

69. Thursday, Pol. 98 a. 

70. The Priday of the Confessors, 
KluHo.'M.i r^AiAoiak..'! . Pol. 98 a. 



71. New Sunday. Eol. 99 i. 

72. The Commemoration of the martyr 
George, on. the 24th of Nisan: »%sm 

f^Jk^Wo ^i«a:hja K'ocD.i .i^xcDfio tti^^flU^ 

..^^*ij». Eol. 100 &. 

73. The Commemoration of Babban 
Hormizd and the Solitaries, pi r€x^xon 
'ZiiAa .1U9Q10CD . Fol. 101 b. 

74. The second Friday after the Resur- 
rection ; the Commemoration of Abimelech 
and Gregory: r^ScnAnn ^^i^.i reALaoi^Ji 

f^aJkODf^.1 Klsc^ lo!^l^^ vy\Tfi ■ nrc^3 

fe.iebtt iua.i . Fol. 101 b. 

75. The third Sunday. Fol. 101 6. 

76. The third Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of John, Abraham, etc., metropo- 
litans of Arbel: ^a*.i AA3|i.i r^^oi;^:! 

Fol. 102 b. 

77. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 103 a. 

78. The fourth Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of Sergius and Bacchus. Fol. 104 ft. 

79. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 104 b. 

80. The fifth Friday; the Conmiemora- 
tion of the female martyr Shirin : i^i^os 

f^^.ioDOD ^i.jjL.1 ccp . Fol. 106 a. 

81. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 106 b. 

82. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 108 ft. 

83. The sixth Friday after the Besurrec- 
tion; the Commemoration of S. Paul and 
S. John. Fol. 109 ft. 

84. The seventh Sunday. Fol. 110 a. 

85. The seventh Friday; the Com- 
memoration of Mar Aha and others: 

tt^^i^cp , ^OT io ^cQx.o ^cuc KUifV >is«a 

tt^^ooruiaji . FqI. Ill ft. 

» 

86. Whitsun Day, . r^Q9aa\^.i rdaz3.i4i.i 
t<ui\T..i f<\ nnT >cooiur^ • Fol. 112 a. 



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87. The Priday of Gold, r^hx^oi^n 
r^aco.1.1 • PoL 113 b. 

88. The second Sunday of the Apostles, 
r^UiJjL.1 ^1^1 rdnxs:u»n . Fol. 115 b. 

89. The second Priday of the Apostles; 
the Commemoration of Clement, IrensBus, 
etc : iai»c cocKliif r^o mi^^ n!i ocp itliiAci . 

Pol. 116 6. 

. 90. The third Sunday of the Apostles. 
PoL 117 a. 

91. The third Priday; the Commemo- 

ration of Athanasius, etc. : ttuocuiif^ iua.i 

r^i^i^ >cDoiai»o. Pol. 118 a, 

92. The fourth Sunday of the Apostles. 
Pol. 118 a. 

93. The fourth Priday; the Commemo- 
ration of Pebronia the martyr: itlivs^ci 

f^^.icoQ9 r^oiASks . Pol. 120 b. 

94. The fifth Sunday of the Apostles. Pol. 
120 J, 

95. The fifth Priday; the Commemo- 
ration of Damasus, bishop of Rome, etc. 

r^[2«oi.i flLaQaJ9kf^ cooQan.1 iua.i ocp Klii.&o:i • 

Pol. 121 b. 

96. The sixth Sunday of the Apostles. 
Pol. 122 b. 

97. The sixth Priday; the Commemo- 
ration of Gregory : >i.M:i ocp i<iijko.i 
o^fluic^i^. Pol. 123 b. 

98. The seventh Sunday of the Apostles. 
Pol. 123 6. 

99. The Commemoration of S. Thomas, on 
the 3d of Tamuz. Pol. 125 a. 

100. The last Priday of the week of the 
Apostles; the Commemoration of the 
Seventy (Disciples) : ^i\it\ ocp ftlii&o:i . 
Pol. 127 a. 

101. The last Sunday of the week of the 
Apostles, called Nusdrdil : ^cul.i rdAZ9.i«».i 

Pol. 128 a. 



102. The first Priday oi Sallelam; the 
Commemoration of Jacob of Nisibis r 
>ann^» >i.».l .»iiV\tf.l f^Au».*ia r^^oi^^l 
^a£u^.1 CLoOttJ^re. Pol. 129 &. 

103. The second Sunday of Sallelam. 
Pol. 129 b. 

104. The second Priday; the Comme* 
moration of Achudemes and other bishops 
of Nineveh: am.icutrie'i ^jJAipi • .a • r^iioi&Ji 

r^ijsno caj.4'W^ w^Tn^o 0Q.s«.iflu»iVo 
r^aLa.1 f^SkOn^oS^r^ •acoAik.oauo • Pol. 131 b. 

105. The Commemoration of Mar Mari 
the Apostle: r^tn\T. >i:snis«.io . Pol. 131 b. 

106. The third Sunday of Sallelam. Pol. 
131 S. 

107. The third Priday; the Commemo- 
ration of Shem-baiteh and other bishops 
of Nineveh: . tiiV\ij.i ^^i f^iu9oi^.t 
KUilsculo «^aaui9Q90 .\ nTi\i\^o coikA^att.^ 

f^aili.1 oBttij^f^ f^colr^ . Pol. 134 a. 

108. The fourth Sunday of Sallelam. 
Poll. 134 a and 135 S. 

109. The fourth Priday; the Conmie- 
moration of Ma'na, Marwan, and others, 

bishops of Perath (al-Basrah) : ftlii&o.i 

^^ • • 

^Qttj^itf «^^ooRui.ai»o ^..o^o KlLk^ >iM:i 

&ii^.i. Pol. 136 i. 

110. The fifth Sunday of Sallelam. Pol, 
136 b. 

111. The fifth Priday; the Commemora- 
tion of Shamuni and her sons (the Macca- 
bees). Pol. 138 a. 

112. The sixth Sunday of Sallelam. Pol. 
138 a. 

113. The sixth Priday; the feast of the 
Congregation; the Vigil of the Angels 
(23d of Ab) : rt'ir^L^ . OaHm.! iix..i r^iooi^ 
f^!&ttfL».i f^icQX. r<LJda.To r^ncu . r^!zi&.i ocp 
•sf^ss r^^^o ^icq^ns .-iA^ica.1 • Pol. 139 a. 

114. Saturday, the Commemoration of the 
Prophets: ocp Klii.&o.i .f^hcxu ^i^.i i^s^cu 
t<ftiii.i ; and of Simeon bar Sabba'e: Klii&o.i 

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Fol. 



139 a. 

115. The seventh Sunday of Sallelam. 
Fol. 139 a. 

116. The seventh Friday ; the Commemo- 
ration of Kardag the martyr : >iso:i i^ij^o^ 

117. lie first Simday of the Fast of Elias: 
tiox* >cDoiur^o • osiicuab? ^aaual.i ft^nTn.v» 
fdAf^.i rdsoo^ . Fol. 140 a. 

118. The first Friday of Elias; the Com- 
memoration of Papa, Simeon, Shahdost, and 
Bar-ba'shemin, the Catholics: r^Auaoi^ 



n\^T.o r^A&.i i^o.i 



Fol. 



141 a. 

119. The second Sunday of Elias. Fol. 
141 a. 

120. The second Friday of Elias; the 
Commemoration of Bulida* and Theodore, 
bishops of Perath (al-Basrah) : ocp f^i^o.i 



iii&.i. Fol. 142 5. 

121. The third Sunday of Elias. Fol. 143 a. 

122. The Invention of the Cross, on the 
ISthofllul. Fol. 144 6. 

123. A lesson for the following day, 
r^W&C99.i f^ia»f^ r^AuM-auL liua^ Kluia 
^ini^.m f<i iVg.! r^.if^l:k..i cpi^.i Klsneua 
r^JaiA^ »iM.i r^i^.*|9 r^iil*.*U« . Fol. 144 h. 

124. The Friday after the Invention of 
the Cross ; the Commemoration of Constan- 
tine and Helena: r^oo.io oooju^^i^oocLa.! 
ai»re . Fol. 144 d. 

125. The Commemoration of Sabar-yeshua* 
the Catholic, on the 18th of Ilul. Fol. 145 6. 

126. The (first) Sunday after the Inven- 
tion of the Cross, being the fourth Sunday 
of the week of Elias. Fol. 146 a. 

127. The second Friday after the Inven- 
tion; the Commemoration of the martyr 



Moses, and of Jacob, who was cut in pieces^ 
f^Mbo ^da^.io • Fol. 148 a. 

128. The second Sunday after the Inven-* 
tion. FoL 148 b. 

129. The fifth Friday of Elias, being the 
third after the Invention; the Commemo- 
ration of Gregory and others: cuic^i^ 

ciiii^.iilo f^fi»ij.io • Fol. 149 a. 

130. The third Sunday after the Inven- 
tion, being the sixth of Elias. Fol. 150 a. 

131. The fourth Friday after the Inven- 
tion, being the sixth of Elias; the Com- 
memoration of Thecla and Euphemia: 
Auuio • r^&ui^suL iiia.i (sic) ^ii.i f^^ss^ax^ 

• Ao • fdAr^.i • Fol. 151 a. 

132. The fourth Sunday after the Inven- 
tion. Fol. 151 a. 

133. The fifth Friday after the Invention, 
being the seventh of Elias ; the Commemo- 
ration of ^Q^askuu and others: r^^oi^ 

• r^ftAr^.! ,\ n T lo f<^ ii ^ t 3 (sic) •:koW3 
,\ nTi\ f<n nn t a ^xsn^a ^qocl^ww3 
.laifib •^ojk^oso • Fol. 152 h. 

134. The first Sunday of ^admSMiS'aZma: 
i^ImI^ iux».*lA.l fdaM.ia w^iTniH . FoL 
152 6. 

135. The sixth Friday after the Inven- 
tion ; the Commemoration of Teshua^-sabran 
and others: ».4;;ao9 ,\ nTi.i ocp rdii^o^ 

r^.iai« f^iju* 190 A^f^luiuo • Fol. 153 b. 

136. The second Simday of Bctdemuth 
Salmdf being the sixth after the Invention, 
Fol. 153 b. 

137. The second Friday of Bademuth 
Salmd; the Commemoration of Antony: 

f^i^sa oiAjio miia\^yir^.i ocp r^i^o.! • 

Fol. 155 a. 

138. The Commemoration of Phetion, on 
the 25th of the first Teshrin : >iM.i i^i^o.^ 

pQuria iJLiia • Fol. 155 a« 



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139. The third Sunday of Bae(emuth 
SaVma. EoL 155 a. 

V 140. The third Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of Mar Bar-Kosre: %xsn^ f^i;^o:i 
^<3u^a (sic) r^ioooa i^ • FoL 156 h. 

141. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 166 b. 

142. The fourth Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of Rabhan Yozadak^ «9icu pi9 • Fol. 
167 h. 

143. The fifth Sunday.. Fol. 157 h. 

144. The i^th Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of Sabar-yeshua' and others, the 
founders of congregations in Beth-Nuhadra : 



Jl^« 



^ua« 



A&r^o r^jaA^o 



f^oIlfVo 



f^ao^ 



TcDOi . Fol. 169 a. 

145. The first Sunday of the Dedication of 
the Church, reiacu»3 f^«.».*ia r^axa.v» . Fol. 
169 fl. 

146. The first Friday of the Dedication; 
the Commemoration of Eugenius, etc. 

^«\pr^ >l^«.l • Kli..lCLa.i r^iusa.ia r^^oi^ 

»ooo*iai»o • Fol. 169 h. 

147. The second Sunday. Fol. 160 b. 

148. The second Friday ; the Commemo- 
ration of Abraham, Dad-yeshua*, etc., the 

founders of congregations in the mountains 
• • 

of Izla*: i..a^iMo •x^.i.io ^Bosi^r^ >iM.i 



i^Uf^.l r^lCL^^ f^coXr^ f^4X.cufk.i . Fol. 
161 6. 

149. The third Sunday. Fol. 161 b. 

160. The third Friday ; the Commemora- 
tion of Paul, bishop of Nisibis: Q9cAa&.i 
^Aa^;i CLatti&r^ . Fol. 162 a. 

161. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 162 a. 

162. The fourth Friday; the Comme- 
moration of Jacob of Beth-* Abe, etc. 



* See Aaseinani, Bibl. Or., t. ii., p. 327 ; t. iii. pars. L, 
pp. 93, 94, 155, 303, 344. 



r^ia:k.i^o pQuijakr^o ati^ no r^nym t) 

r^liif^!a» f^oalr^ fd4X.ai2k9 f^!a»o^ coftiaifd 
^^^.19 rd^isn^ . Fol. 163 a. 

163. The fifth Sunday. FoL 163 b. 

164. The fifth Friday; the Comme- 
moration of 'Ebed-yeshua' and others: 

kLso^ tCPOi-auMO Kl*ij&iu >icpi.ar^o 

»aLl.v»-i reiiif^a r^coXr^ fd4X.cu.^.i • Fol. 
164 J. 

166. Bogationary lessons: reiiaila.i r^uHa • 
Fol. 164 b. 

Subscription: r^rioo ^..s^ ^^^m^ja ^aix. 

f<hiX^sA ^iaio9.i vyr^ rChsXL. cfii^.i KluHa^ 
^ A^oso iii*9M.l f^iiab.v 
Then follow the r^i\i KluHa ; viz. 

166. At the Consecration of a Bishop, .^^.i 
f^^a^^e^f^ y^^Mcn . Fol. 164 b. 

167. In time of Drought, r^vSl^ iio wa:i . 
Fol. 165 b. 

168. In time of Famine, Kli&Sk r^oas .1^.1 . 
Fol. 166 b. 

159. In time of Earthquake, r^oco .1^.1 
rd:k.oi . Fol. 167 a. 

160. In time of Plague or Murrain, :i&.i 
f^iiaso r^bco . FoL 168 a. 

161. When Bread and Wine are withheld 
from the Church, re.<u»oo r^ien n2^.i 
f^ii.1.^ ^ r^AAOio • Fol. 168 a. 

162. For the Dead of both sexes, and of 
various ages and stations, r^3lL^.i KluHa • 
Fol. 168 a. 

The colophon, fol. 172 a, states that this 
manuscript was written at Mosul, in the 
convent of Hormisdas or Hormuzd, by one 
*Ebed-yeshua', for the priest Man. Owing 
to a rent in the leaf, the date has been 
rendered in part illegible, but the words 

Mf<»4A4i [^lAi^Aire' 

^jL^aiOMO are still quite clear. The date 
BB 2 



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21, The Tuesday. Fol. 18 a. ' 

22. The Wednesday. Fol. 18 a. 
• 23. The Thursday. Fol. 19 J. 

^ 24. The Commemoration of the Syrian 

Doctors, K^iafl9 r^li^Sbsb.! f^ij^o.i.i • ^o\. 

'21a. 

26. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Eol. 21 *. 

26. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 
f^&o^ii^ .v>.i f^i^a.19 • Eol. 23 a. 

27. The seventh Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Fol. 24 a. 

28. The Friday of the Dead, c^Jkaoi^i 
f<<uLk.9 • Fol. 25 a. 

29. The eighth Sunday after the Epi- 
phany. Fol. 26 a. 

30. The first Sunday in Lent, f^az9.v>.i 

^oi&o •...isQ.i f<9i Klsoo^ >Lb»i.i • Fol. 
27 a. 

31. Monday in the first week of Lent. 
Fol. 28 J. 

32. Tuesday. Fol. 29 J. 

33. Wednesday. Fol. 30 J. 

34. Thursday. Fol. 31 h. 

35. Friday. Fol. 32 h. 

36. The second Sunday in Lent. Fol. 34 a. 

37. The second Friday. Fol. 35 J. 

38. The third Sunday. Fol. 36 a. 

39. The third Friday. Fol. 37 a. 

40. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 37 J. 

41. Monday in the mid-week of Lent, 
ft'i^V^-i rdaxai«iii.i . Fol. 38 h. 

42. Tuesday. Fol. 39 a. 

43. Wednesday. Fol. 40 a. 

44. Thursday. Fol. 41 a. 

45. Friday. Fol. 42 a. 

46. The fifth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 42 6. 

47. The fifth Friday in Lent. Fol. 43 *. 

48. The sixth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 44 b. 

49. The Friday of Lazarus, re'iuaoi^.i 
iwA.i . Fol. 45 J. 

50. Palm Sunday, KHaJLcr^.! . Fol. 45 h. 

51. Monday in the last week of Lent, 



r^iu»iMf^ f^iusuL.1 ijBaJUiii.1 



i'oi- 



Pass- 
FoL 



46 a. • 

52. Tuesday. Fol. 47 a. 

53. Wednesday. Fol. 48 a. 

54. The Thursday of our Saviour^s 
over, KUaoift r<i#^:i n^iTiT^aiu.! • 
49 a. 

55. The Friday of the Passion, i^iuaoi-^Ji 
r^laui.! . Fol. 50 a. 

56. The Great Saturday, c^iuai r<iuaaL.i . 
Fol. 51 a. 

57. At the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist on (the Great) Saturday, rt^if^.i 
rc'ALajL.i . Fol. 52 a. 

58. The Sunday of the Resurrection, 
r<ii:ai^.i r^:aza.v>.i . Fol. 52 h. 

59. Monday in the Week of Weeks, 
r^ax. iiaoL.! ,T.niiiAi.i • Fol. 53 5. 

60. Tuesday. Fol. 54 b. 

61. Wednesday. Fol. 55 b. 

62. Thursday. Fol. 56 a. 

63. TheFridayoftheConfessor8,f^4is»oi^3 

f^.ioM.i . Fol. 57 b. _ 

64. New Sunday, r^ii.v» f<\nhcmi Xa.v>.i • 

Fol. 58 a. 

65. The third Sunday of the Resurrection. 
Fol. 59 a. 

66. The Commemoration of Mar George, 
■ftn\jcu\^tistt.i f^i^o.1.1 • Fol. 60 al 

67. The fourth Sunday of the Resurrec- 
tion. Fol. 60 a. 

68. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 61 a. 

69. The sixth Sunday. Fol. 61 b. 

70. The Ascension, f<lx^.T^ f^.ird^.i 
«^.^M.i canloQo.1 . Fol. 62 b. 

71. The seventh Sunday of the Resurrec- 
tion. Fol. 63 b. 

72. Pentecost, fV\nf>fin\i^.i it^n t *i.ia»:i • 

Fol. 63 b. 

73. The Friday of Gold, K'iuaoi^.i 
1^4 00.1.1 . Fol. 64 a. 

74. The second Sunday of the Apostles, 
f<MV\T,.i : r : o) : ^ : «njB9.iM.i • Fol. 65 a. 



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. 76. .The fourth (.«: 9). Fol. 66 J. 

77. The fifth (^ : g-). Eol. 67 b. 

78. The sixth. . Fol. 68 a. 

79. The seventh. Fol. 69 b. 

. 80. The last Friday of the Week of the 

Aposiies, i^iJii.:! i<>.onT. >lax.:i n4iaoi:^.i . 

Fol. 70 b. 

81. The Sunday that ends the Week of 
the Apostles, called A«r^.iia»Aa , Nusardil, 
Wisieao rdklLL.T f^\ niT. )BleLz..i K'lT-^.ioa 
JLr^nijMai . Fol. 71 b. 

82. The second Sunday of Summer, 
Kf^.i ^1^1 ^.iM.! . Fol. 72 a. 

83. The third Sunday. Fol. 72 a, 

84. The fourth. Fol. 73 a. 

85. The fifth. Fol. 74 a. 

86. The sixth. Fol. 74 b. 

87. The seventh. Fol. 75 b. 

88. The first Sunday of Elias, : r^: .ss.im:i 
rtfAr^a . Fol. 76 J. 

• 89. The second Sunday. Fol. 77 a. 

90. The third. Fol. 78 b. 

91. The festival of the holy Cross, re'rirda^.^ 
re^i.^^ rd^A^ ,i:n.'i . Fol. 78 5. 

92. The first Sunday after the Invention 
of the Cross, mIZ \hvan Klaxa.iM.i . Fol. 
78 6. 

93. The second Sunday. Fol. 79 b, 

94. The third. Fol. 79 b. 

95. The fourth; imperfect. Fol. 80 b. 
There are some marginal notes in this 

manuscript, written by the scribe, mostly in 
Arabic. Occasionally they are explanatory 
of words or readings in the text ; e.g. fol. 

4 a, KVtriAi, marg. JAi ; fol. 12 a, AAuftl^^re', 
marg. ^ *a\; fol. 14 a, itLJii^, marg. 
^li, Joi/; fol. 32 ay jie&sorfx i<A«*.o, 
marg. ^>a^ ^^ k£JjJ\ ^j^^^ u^. ^r^^ ^^3 5 
fol. 79 *, ,^*i^rci3.i , marg. t^) Jsj^ ^\ . 
More usually, however, they refer to the 
lessons ; e. g. foil. 11 a, 16 J, 20 6, 25 a, 26 a, 
and 78 h. 



Coptic numer&lif are sometimeB used by 
the scribe, either aloixe or in connection i^itli 
Arabic ones^ to number the leayes, e.g. foil. 
23— 42, or the lessons, e.g. foil. 37 a, 59 a^ 
65 a and &, 66 d, 67 d, 68 a, 69 h, and 73 a. 

There are a few attempts at ornamentation ; 
e.g. foil. 27 a, 28 a, 45 h, and 49 a. 

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Paper, in its present mutilated state about 
12J in. by 9^, consisting of 187 leayes, 
many of which are much stained and 
torn, especially at the beginning and end. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 19 in 
niunber; but the first is imperfect, a leaf 
being wanting after foL 2. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of from 17 to 19 
lines. The writing is a good, regular, Nes- 
torian Estrangela, with numerous vowel- 
points and marks of punctuation, etc. This 
manuscript is dated A. Gr. 1518, A. H. 603 
(A.D. 1206—07), and contains— 

A Nestorian Lectionary from the Gospels 
for the Sundays and Festivals of the whole 
year. 

1. The first Sunday of the Annunciation. 
Imperfect at the beginning. ' Fol. 3 a. 

2. The second Sunday. Fol. 4 b. 

3. The third. Fol. 6 b. 

4. The fourth. FoL 8 a. 

5. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 9 a. 

6. The first Sunday after the Nativity. 
Fol. 10 b. 

7. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
the blessed Virgin. Fol. 12 b. 

8. The second Sunday after the Nativity. 
FoL 14 a. 

9. The Epiphany. FoL 16 b. 

10. The Friday of the Commemoration of 
S. John the Baptist. FoL 17 b. 

11. The (first) Sunday after the Epiphany. 
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' 12. The Oommemoration of B. Peter and 
S. Paid, Pol. 20*. 

. 13. The second Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 22 h. 

14 The Commemoration of the Evan- 
gelists. Pol. 24 a. 

15. The third Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 25 b. 

16. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
Pol. 26 b. 

17. The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 28 b. 

18. The Commemoration of the Greek 
Doctors. Pol. 30 a. 

19. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
PoL 31 b. 

20. The Commemoration of the Syrian 
Doctors. PoL 33 b. 

21. The sixth Sunday after the Epipjiany. 
Pol. 34 b. 

22. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 

f^o^iA .1M.1 fOiAM.i . Pol. 36 a. 

23. The seventh Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 40 a. 

24. The Commemoration of the Dead, the 

Children of Adam, »coo»L K'.iu^s r^iAo.i 
>.if^.i . Pol. 41 b. 

25. The eighth Sunday after the Epiphany. 
Pol. 43 o. 

26. The first Sunday of Lent, rdlajps.iM.i 

* • • 

^a^airt'3 r^sno^ 4^'9B.i . Pol. 44 a. 

27. Monday of the first week in Lent. 
Pol. 45 a. 

28. Tuesday. Pol. 46 b. 

29. Wednesday. Pol. 47 b. 

30. Thursday. Pol. 49 a. 

31. Priday. Pol. 50 b. 

32. The second Sunday in Lent. Pol. 61 b. 

33. The second Priday. Pol. 52 b. 

34. The third Sunday. Pol. 54 a. 
36. The third Priday. Pol. 55 b. 

36. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 57 b. 

37. Monday of the Mid-week in Lent. 
Pol. 59 b. 



38. Tuesday. PoL 61 «. 
89. Wednesday. PoL 63 b. 

40. Thursday. Pol. 66 a. 

41. Priday. PoL 66 a. 

42. The fifth Sunday in Lent. PoL 68 a. 

43. The fifth Priday. Pol. 70 a, 

44. The sixth Sunday. PoL 72 b. 
46. The sixth Priday. PoL 74 b, 

46. The seventh Sunday of Lent, or Palm 
Sunday, »cDo^r^o — ^»- -^n -^^f— i tri 
r<u^or^:i re'rir^^.l . PoL 77 b, 

47. Monday of the last week in Lent. 
PoL 79 6. 

48. Tuesday. PoL 81ft. 

49. Wednesday. PoL 84 a. 

50. Thursday of the Passorer^ i^nfnT^tj^ 
r^M^.! . PoL 86 a. 

51. Priday of the Passion, r^xM.i reiS^aoi:^^ . 

PoL 87 a and 91 a. 

52. The Great Saturday, itftuaH it^ua4>9 » 
PoU. 101 a, and 103 a. 

63. The Sunday of the Eesurrection. PoL 
104 a. 

64. Monday of the Week of Weeks, 
r£-Li. *ia4..i wf-iy ni.i^ . PoL 105 d. 

55. Tuesday. PoL 108 a. 
66. Wednesday. PoL 108 a. 
57. Thursday. PoL 110 a. 

68. Priday of the Confessors. PoL 110 a. 

69. New Sunday. Pol. Ill b. 

60. The Commemoration of Mar George 
(24th of Nisan). PoL 112 b. 

61. The Commemoration of Abimelech and 
Gregory: ocp i^i.&o.io ^^lit.! i^^ovk..i 

f^im^ iua.i . FoL 113 h, 

62. The third Sunday of the Resurrection. 
FoL 113 *. 

63. The Commemoration of Eahban Hor- 
mizd, f^nyn ^i^ .iwdQicco ^1.1 f^i^o.i 
f^oo . Eol. 115 a. 

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of Selimoth^ Aduim^ Jolni) Abraham, and all 
the Metropolitans of Arbil: r^i^j3oi^:i 

Aftainf^^ QAi\i^ ^^^ooifl^o • I^ol. 116 a, 

65. The fourth Sunday of the Besuxrec- 
tion. Fol. 116 b. . 

66. The fourth Friday, the Commemora. 
tion of Sei^us and Bacohus. Fol. 117 b. 

67. The fifth Sunday, the Commemoration 
of Addai the Apostle. Fol. 118 b. 

68. The fifth Friday, the Commemoration 

of the martyr Shirin, r^ii.iaiop ^ii t.i • 

Fol. 120 a. 

69. The sixth Sunday of the Resurrection. 
Fol. 121 a. 

70. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 123 a. 

71. The Commemoration of S. Paul and 

S. John, r^ak.i ocp rdii^o.i ^ul:i r^&iaoi:k..i 

vaiMO ^cuo • Fol. 124 b. 

72. The Sunday after the Ascension, Fol. 
125 a. 

73. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fol. 127 a. 

74. The Lesson of the Adoration (of the 

holy Cross), r^^.i^^o^.i r^i-o . Fol. 128 b. 

75. TheFriday of Gold, rd^<o.i.i r^^oi^n . 
Fol. 131 a. 

76. The second Sunday of the Week of 
the Apostles, r^L.aai.n ^i^'i -^^f-ifn 
rtf^JJa..! . Fol. 133 a. 

77. The second Friday, the Commemora- 
tion of Clement and Irenaeus; K'^^ovw 

Fol. 134 b. 

78. The third Sunday. Fol. 134 b. 

79. The third Friday, the Commemoration 

of Athanasius : T^i*'i\& . 'ia«»o «a*«ajjkK'.i . 

Fol. 136 b. 

80. The fourth Sunday. Fol. 136 b. 

81. The fourth Friday. Fol. 139 b. 

82. The fifth Sunday. Fol. 139 b. 

83. The fifth Friday, the Commemoration 



of Damasu,s: woogcanH ««uax aep f<ea%ai09 

f<soca9i3 • CLaOtt&r^. Fol. 141 b. 

84. The sixth Sunday of the Apostles. 
Fol. 141 b. 

85. The sixth Friday, the Commemoration 
of Gregory and of S. Thomas the Apostle 
(3rdofTamuz). Fol. 143 J. 

86. The seyenth Sunday of the Apostles. 
Fol. 143 b. 

87. The last Friday of the week of the 

Apostles, ft^\ n nf >3far.i r^JLaotJk^ 
KUi^.i . Fol. 145 a. 

88. The last Sunday of the week of the 
Apostles. Fol. 146 b. 

89. The first Friday of Hallelain, 
tA*\Lu.i f!^i^xinx4 r^^oi^.i, the Comme- 
moration of Jacob of Nisibis. Fol. 148 a. 

90. The second Sunday of Summer, or 
of Sallelaifif f^\% n^ ^i^i r^nf m y^ 

tjJlLu.! r^w&ena , Fol. 148 a. 

• ... 

91. The second Friday ; the Commemora. 
tion of Achudemes (oaa«f<.i cdomiV), Achu. 
demes, and Moses, bishops of Nineveh (Mo. 
sul). Fol. 150*. 

92. The third Sunday of Summer. Fol. 
151a. 

93. The third Friday; the Commemora- 
tion of Shem-baiteh (cd^^ T^-^)^ KelU- 
yeshua' (•^axuLL^), and Shubha-ralaha, 
bishops of Nineveh. Fol. 154 a. 

94. The fourth Sunday of Sunmier. Fol. 
154 «. 

95. The fourth Friday ; the Commemora- 
tion of Ma'na (sic, vt^i^) and Marwan 
(.^.^ovsb), bishops of Perath (4»i^.i) or al- 
Basrah. Fol. 156 a. 

96. The fifth Sunday of Summer. FoL 
156 a. 

97. The fifth Friday; the Commemora- 
tion of Shamuni and her sons (the Macca- 
bees). Fol. 158 a. 

98. The sixth Sunday of Summer. Fol. 
168*. 

99. The sixth Friday; the Conunemora- 



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tion of (Simeon) Bar-Sabba*e {rdL^u i^-i) . 
Pol. 169*- * [ 

' 100. The serenth Sunday of Suiqcmier. FoL 
160 a. 

101. The seventh Friday ; the Commemo- 
ration of Kardag {r^nm^ •^i^ >i»-i)« Fol. 
161a. * . ' 

^ 102. The first Sunday of Elias. FoL 161 6. 

103. The first Friday; the Commemora- 
tion of Papa (v<d^)> Simeon, Shahdost 
(^090.1004.)^ and all the Catholics. Fol. 
163 a. 

104. The second Sunday of Elias. Fol. 
163 a. 

105. The second Friday; the Commemo- 
ration of ' Ahda, bishop of Perath (»i».i 
^iisk^ r^a^^rff^x:^). Fol. 165 a. 

106. The third Sunday of EUas, Fol. 
165 a. 

107. The Invention of the Cross, r^3f^*i 
f^«ufc^.i . Fol. 167 a. 

. 108. The Friday after the Invention; the 
Commemoration of Constantine and Helena 
(K^iqp) his mother ; the Commemoration of 
Sabar-yeshua' (•^ax.AiAja^) the Catholic 
(17thofIlul). Fol. 169 a. 

109. The Sunday after the Invention, or 
the fourth Sunday of Elias. Fol. 169 a. 

110. The fourth Friday ; the Commemora- 
tion of Jacob the Martyr (•aoa^ >iM.i 
rdaCQ^). Fol. 171 b. 

111. The second Sunday after the Inven- 
tion, or the fifth of Elias. Fol. 171 b. 

112. The third Sunday after the Inven- 
tion, or the sixth of Elias. Fol. 173 a. 

113. The fourth Sunday after the Inven- 
tion, or the last Sunday of the Week of Elias. 
Fol. 175 a. 

114. The first Sunday of the Week of 
Moses. Fol. 177 a. 

115. The second Sunday. Fol. 178 b. 

116. The Commemoration of Phetion 
(.^Ais^), 25th of the first Teshri. Fol. 179 *. 

117. The third Sunday of Moses. Fol. 
179 b. 



118. The Commemoration of Mar Kosre 
(r^ia>€iLo •i».i). Fol. 180 <i^. 

119. The fourth Sunday of Moses. Fol. 
180 a. 

120. Thd first Sunday of the Consecration 
of the Church. Fol. 180 a. 

121. The second Sunday. Fol, 181 a. 

122. The third. Fol. 182 b. 

123. The fourth. Fol. 183 b. 
Subscription, fol. 186 a: f^li-^Ha n ^\t 

124 Lessons (f^Aicu^a.!) for the ferial 
days, from Monday to Thursday. Fol. 185 a. 

125. Lessons in time of Drought, i\ci^^.T 
re'i^^ ; at the consecration of a Bishop or 
Metropolitan, Kl&CLaoaJ&r^ >*Qp^JN3Q %An 
ttA^i\n9fci\i*w [of^]; and for the Dead of 
various ages and ranks, r^.ia;^3 . Fol. 185 b. 

The colophon, foL 186 a, is very much 
mutilated. It informs us that this Lection- 
ary was drawn up according to the use of 
the convent of Beth-' Abe, which was institu- 
ted by its founder Rabban Jacob. The name of 
the scribe was Daniel, and he wrote it A.D. 
1206 — 07j when Tab-alaha* was Catholic 
Patriarch of Seleucia and Ctesiphon. >Ll 

oAskn f^xJi^sn r^A.*Ha.i K!aL.ft3a «^^a«l^cr< 
r^TMCUba r^.iio .*UA>r^.l r^Cftib2^ ^^ ''' ^^^^^^ 
r^^l^an \ n ft^n i n\o r^cn*n|¥^a rtlsL*.UB 
r^iiijjj ,ni\^ A:^.! ft^n\ iu9.i oA r^luosk.! 

rdidAsno • • • • >aOn\i ^i ^ • K1uHa.1 

[r^] *8n \ V .1 r^ivJM > r<Ai uTW f^.icr^ • . . 
, A.^rdA^.1 . Kl*0.l f<eJL [r^lxA Kl\i.iA 

* Tab-alaha II. See Assemani, BibL Or., t. ii., p. 453, 
no. 74] i^d Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii., coL 1147^ 
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[re].V> Kd&f^ CDiaoi jjulff r^.l 
Xo r^OftftftM 

• ••••> miin\ •> ^iio r^t<<bQ^ ••••<• t^ucuna 
f^%M^ f^qeo 3-Aa»f^ ^f\x^co %sk ♦ i\a9 

JML4SkVl\^ 

Foil. 1 and 2 contain a modem index to all 
the portions of Scripture comprised in this 
Lectionary. 

On foL 187 b there is the autograph of 
"Edwf Ives of Titchfield, Hants," followed 
by a note, dated "Turkey 1768, Sunday 
July 2^** which states that the volume was 
purchased of a Deacon of the old Christian 
Church "at a poor Christian Town, called 
Camalisk-Glawerkoe, i.e. (as we were told) 
Christian-Gawerkoe, situated about a six 
hours journey to the southward of Mosul or 
Mosoul (ancient Nineveh)." In this church 
" the Relicts of Saint Barbara are entombed." 

This manuscript once belonged to Dr. 
Adam Clarke. See the Catalogue of his 
Library, compiled by J. B. B. Clarke (Lon* 
don, 1835), p. 119. 

[Egerton 681.] 

CCXLIX. 

Two paper leaves, about 12 in. by 9|, 
both much stained and torn (Add. 17,224, 
foil. 34, 36). Each page is divided into two 
columns, of 19 or 20 lines. The writing 
is a large Estrangela of the xii*** or xiii*^ 
cent., with numerous Syriac vowels and 
other points. They contain — 

Part of a Nestorian Lectionary from the 
Gospels. The remaining rubrics are— 



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1. The Epiphany, reUjJ3:i x^kf^^ . EoL 
34 ft. 

2. The first Sunday after the Epiphany^ 
f^:i 1^:1 rdA!90.i4 rdauu^ji^ • Eol. 35 Ik 

On the margin of foL 34 a there is written 
in a very rude hand: ^A:^ r^^ r^ia:i (rA\ 
^ ^ (sic) >iu»f^ Klabr^o r^J^ r^f^ 
[r^A^'ioj^ A^oso.i ft'iiire; and on fol. 35 b 
we find, in the same handwriting, the name 
of Biabban Behnam, >uoaa ^i r^o^ r^i^ 

[Add. 17,224, foU. 34, 35.] 

CCL. 

Vellum, 10^ in. by 7|, consisting of 166 
leaves, some of which are slightly stamed and 
soiled. The quires, signed with letters (on 
the last leaf of each), were originally 22 in 
number, but the first is now lost. Each page 
is divided into two columns, of about 21 
lines. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand of the xi*^ cent., the probable 
date being A. Gr. 1334, A J). 1023; and 
contams — 

I. A Lectionary from the Gospels, arranged 
according to the Malkite or Greek use, and 
called a Synaxarion {awa^dpiov) of LeasoM 
(kIuHa.! ^ifl9r^l&r^afl9, fol. 162 b). 

1. Part of the lesson for Saturday in the 
second week after Easter. Fol. 1 a. 

2. a. The third Sunday after Easter, the 
Commemoration of Joseph of Arimathea; 

rduii2Ai • Eol. 1 a. 

b. Monday in the third week after Easter, 
vtu^ iiua.i zl^:*^ :^ : >icu • EoL 
16. 

c. Tuesday, iiua.i :T^ . i^^uaaL.! . •\^.>icu 
r^L»M^ . Eol. 2 a. 

d. Wednesday, iiua.i . ^. ^ . T. jqcu 
rdj^ . Eol. 2 b. 

e. Thursday, . A^. r^ii.ajL.i .» : cd : >iflu • 
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g. Saturday, the CominemOTation of De- 
metrius an^ other martyrs^ r^^iox. >cu:i 

FoL 3 6. 

3. a. The fourfli Sunday after Easter, 
Z^ iAu9.i : ttl^jsirt^ f^Liva^un t FoL 4 a. 

J. Monday in the fourth week after 
Easter, iiua.i nT r^iLax..! ^ : "la : >ia^ 
rt^M^ . Pol. 5 a. 

c. Tuesday, n re'iuajL.i re'iiAii >ia^3 
Ia iiua.i . Eol. 5 b. 

d. Wednesday in the mid-week of Pente- 
cost (jiecroirevrrj/eoirnfjf • r^iuaLt.3 • 3 • )q€^:i 
ja»nni\i9k iio.^a.1 '>^^ 1^.1 • 3. Eol. 6 a. 

e. Thursday, : .i : r^iiauui ."^ • >ia^3 • 
Eol. la. 

f. Eriday, ,7 r^Avax^i r^iuaoi^ >icu • 
Eol 7 6. _ 

g. Saturday, jjA iiua.i iTc^iLajL >icu:i. 
Eol. 8 a. 

4. a. The fifth Sunday after Easter, of the 
Samaritan woman ; . m^ iiua.i :m.. •za.v>9 
f^^xsa, A^ • Eol. 8 b. 

b. Monday in the fifth week after Easter, 
r<4#^ \hsAn : CD : r^itax.:! : .a : >iflu • Eol. 
10 J- _ _ 

c. Tuesday, iiua.i : cd • r^^Lax..! : •\^: >icu 
Za . Eol. 11 a. 

d. Wednesday, iita.i : ^: reiLax..iT>icu 
^. Eol. 11 J- 

e. Thursday, liua :"co": r^iLax..i:*cD:)QCu 
kIa^^ ; marg. ooBoreo : ^^\1\nr>nn rd&^.i • 
Eol. 12 a. 

f. Eriday, ^m : r^Avax^i rr^uaoi^ >icu:i 
^^i4ua.i. Eol. 12 6- 

g^ Saturday,^ . rc^Aua*..! r^itax. >icu:i . 
Eol. 13 a. 
6. a. ThesixthSundayafterEaster, of the 



blind . mail ; : ^^ iiva.i t o : fdajLa:u> 
x^jo^so e^mn •^^.v^tMo • Eol. 14 a. 
. d. Monday in the sixth week after Easter, 
I^ liuaai rT": r^^Lax-^ : ^ : >icu • Eol. 15 b. 
0. Tuesday, ^iva.t : cT: ^as^i • .^^^ >iflu 
^^. Eol. 16 a. 

d. Wednesday, iiva.i : "o : r^iuax.:i .i >iflu 
t<l4^ • Eol. 17 a. 

e. Thursday, the Eeast of the Ascension 
of our Lord ; iiva.i .7*: rei^ax..! :1d t >icu 

Eol. 17 b. _ 

f. Eriday, : a : i^^uul.! r^ivaoiab. ^acu 
^ ika:i . Eol. 18 J. 

g. Saturday, : IT : r^hs^suux r^AiSLX. >icu 
T<u^ iiua.i • Eol. 18 b. 

6. a. The seyenth Sunday after Easter, 
the Commemoration of the Nicene Eathers ; 

K^inil*! r^cos iu»r^.i r^^ooai^ • Eol. 19 b. 

b. Monday in the serenth week after 
Easter, fd»^ iiva.i : \ : re'iuaxa ; .a : >ia^ • 
Eol. 20 a. 

c. Tuesday, r^iuuLi Klajea : I^: ^qo^ 
:T: i\iA.i . Eol. 20 J. 

d. Wednesday, : r^ivax^i i^laxa :T: ^qcu 
»\ia.i :T • Eol. 21 a. 

^Thursday, : r^iiax..! rdaJLa : To : >icu 
Agia-i : \ • Eol. 21 d. 

/^Eriday, :T: r<iiax..i c^^oi^ >icu 
>\^.i . Eol. 22 a. 

g. Saturday before Whitsun Day, ^bcu 
Agili AaiuL >i.ia.i re'iiax. • EoL 22 b. 

7. a. Whitsun Day, ^'\*^-^— \^^i K£asax4>. 
Eol. 23 b. 

b. Whitsun Monday, j>|iS liia^ : ^: )bcu • 
Eol. 24 b. 

c. Whitsun Tuesday, iiua.i : 1^: ^cu 
^^ . Eol. 26 a. 

d. Wednesday in Whitsun week, : pocu 
,\i&i&va:iILi:T. Eol. 25 d, 

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41. The first Saturday of Luke, K'kAS. 
fdaol ^ i<ib>ao«a . Fol. 43 a. 

42. The first Sunday of Luke, . r£aaan»9 
r^*9a.ia . Fol. 43 d, 

43. The second Saturday. Fol. 44 a. 

44. The second Sunday. Pol. 45 a, 

45. The third Saturday. Pol. 45 a. 

46. The third Sunday. Pol. 45 b. 
4!J. The fourth Saturday. Pol. 45 b. 

48. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 46 a. 

49. The fifth Saturday. Pol. 47 a." 

50. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 47 b. 

51. The sixth Saturday. Pol. 48 a. 

52. The sixth Sunday. Pol. 48 b. 

53. The seventh Saturday. Pol. 49 a. 

54. The seyenth Sunday. Pol. 49 b. 

55. The eighth Saturday. Pol. 50 b. 

56. The eighth Sunday. Pol. 50 b. 

57. The ninth Saturday. Pol. 51 a. 
68. The ninth Sunday. Pol. 51 6, 

59. The tenth Saturday. Pol. 52 a. 

60. The tenth Sunday. Pol. 52 a. 

61. The eleventh Saturday. Pol. 52 b. 

62. The eleventh Sunday. Pol. 53 a. 

63. The twelfth Saturday. Pol. 53 b. 

64. The twelfth Sunday. Pol. 54 a. 

65. The thirteenth Saturday. Pol, 54 b. 

66. The thirteenth Sunday. Pol. 55 a. 

67. The fourteenth Saturday. Pol. 55 b. 

68. The fourteenth Sunday. Pol. 56 a. 

69. The fifteenth Saturday. Pol. 56 a. 

70. The fifteenth Sunday. Pol. 56 b. 

71. The sixteenth Saturday. Pol. 57 a. 

72. The sixteenth Sunday. Pol. 57 b'. 

73. The seventeenth Saturday. Pol. 57 b. 

74. The seventeenth Sunday (lesson from 
the Gospel of S. Matthew, ch. xv. 21 — 28). 
Pol. 58 a. . 

75. The eighteenth Saturday. Pol. 58 a. 

76. The eighteenth Sunday of Luke, of 
the Prodigal Son ; i^is.i ,iJB {"mI . jaxtt 
i^ocA ^ iafls . K^yOMK* . Pol. 68 a. 



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' 77. The Saturday of Plesh (1% &iro/rp€«), 
f^^fiaari K'iuuE.'^icu • Fol* 59 a. 

78. Tihe Sunday of Flesh, rduusot 
Witt».i . Foi. 59 6. 

^ 79. The Saturday of Cheese (rov Tij^H^drpn)^ 
.r<inA \/i r^icax. >cu • Pol. 60 b. 
. 80. The Sunday of Cheese, r<nTn.Ta» 
c^Aia\ji . FoL 61 a. 

81. a. Monday in the first week of Lent, 
reboo^.l : r? : >cDO^c^.t ; •a : pacu . Fol. 
61ft. 

6. Tuesday. Fol. 61 ft. 
V c. Wednesday. Pol. 61 ft. 

d. Thursday. Pol. 62 a. 

^. Friday. Pol. 62 a. 

f. Saturday, the Commemoration of the 
martyr Theodore; reiusn.ia K^kax* )bcu 
^•fl0Oio.ior^ii r^9or2fi» ^^.1^.1 • r^oo^:i • Fol. 
62 a. 

82. The first Simday in Lent, the Com - 

memoration of Moses and Aaron; • r^ . •za.v» 
^.^cDf^o tt^T.g^ ^,^0.1 . Klsoo^i . Pol. 
62 ft. • 

83. The second Saturday. FoL 62 ft* 

84. The second Sunday. Pol. 63 a. 

85. The third Saturday. Pol. 63 ft. 

86. The third Sunday. Fol. 63 ft. 

87. The fourth Saturday. Fol. 64 a. 

88. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 64 ft. 

89. The fifth Saturday. Pol. 65 a. 

90. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 65 ft. 

91. The sixth Saturday, of Lazarus ; )qcu 

luA A^ : r^soo^i : o : r^itax. • Pol. 66 a. 

92. Palm Sunday, f^i^JLor^ri f^laac99«»9 • 

Fol. 68 a. 

93. a. Monday in Passion Week, : ^ : >icu 
rdx.u.1 rdazA . Pol. 69 ft. 

ft. Tuesday. Pol. 72 a. 

c. Wednesday. Pol. 78 ft. 

d. Thursday, f^!xM.i r^in^ri : cd . >icu:i . 
Pol. 81 a. 

re'Au^^.i f^.i&^ . Fol. 86 ft. 

e. The Friday of the Crucifixion, f^(Kaoi^.i 



itlJI:i t^AiHai^ * Fol. 87 a; 
r^a.M^f^.1 f<iiiAfl» , Fol. 102 ft. ' 

/. llie Great Saturday, W<K$ii rdkax. >iflu • 
Pol. Ill ft.- 

94. Lessons for the Sundays of the £iesuiw 
rection, after the Syrian use, according to 
the eight tones: ^ Kluio jLia& «ao^ 

r^i&l (sic) f<li*.Mii l:k. f^f^ioj».i fefia.fL^\ 

Fol. 116 a. 

95. A lesson for Saturday or Simday, 
when the Feast of the Nativity falls on that 
day : )qcu Kl*iaAtMo : %hsjsn ^ r^iitajto 

^Av:m.i 003 «..!^* f^nT*i.v» orV x^h^JSkJm 

•^cgb .^.TM.! os^L iu4a.i r^.ifd^ . Pol. 
117 a. 

At the end of 'this lesson are written the 
words jisA f^oso^ ^oA f^is« i^.idire, 
"Lord, rememher the humble scribe John 
at the resurrection;" which are followed by 
six verses in heptasyllabic metre: f<x^h 



i\a&SbQ.i fdMsas. ^viiJ . Below these we 
read the words ^ 1 ua i \ r^i» v&.iiif^ 
Jv2.i rtluji jLay "Lord, remember the prieat 
John, the owner of the book." 

II. A Calendar of aU the Saints* Days 
throughout the year, from Hul to Ab, with 
the proper lessons for each, according to the 
Greek use. Pol. 118 a. Beginning: '^ 

: f^laJL f^ttRUr^] : X* : r^iencu f<U»i» AoLr^ 
,t9Q f<4ttu>.i r^.lf^l^ . r^ . [. »au : r^AAo : »au 

• r^biAr^ di.l-L» «^.4^03io . n^ivUL ^x^io 
. f^oAK" ii.vLiA (irpoKelfMevov) ."I^^SoIIoS 
jk^ • iio i:d^9 ».flL203U iikiiiu , .loni 



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>i3-Ji f^vJ^^js . f^ooAff il•^L»9 f^9r^^ 



Jl:^o • ipiMr^3 r^^Mf^ *<ki^AA •i^ox* f<iin^ 

o : o QaBoa& ^ >oa9 

^.1 A^ 9-^ • rtlua r^iA^ A^*! r^iil*:U« 



III. Select lessons for particular occasions^ 
• rC^X^ f^^r^laL^ i^iua^Q i^^H-a .ao^ 

1. The Dedication of the Church, 
f^uaucD.! f^Uiflkir^ . ^r^:2n.*ui , Pol. 161 a. 

2. On the occasion of any Calamity, Tsum 
f^«ri» 4*"^^^ v"^^ ^^ f^\un K'oas.i >icnr< 

fdicufiaj r^ocD^ . Fol. 161 a. 

3. On assuming the habit of a monk or 

nun,»fl»ref^i.3 •sal.i r^M fi^Aiiato. Fol. 
161a. 

4. For the sick, r^auiA i^iiaAcLoit' . 
Fol. 161 *. 

5. For the dead, rtHulL.i r^iioAcLaf^. 
Fol. 161 b. 

6. For the twelye Apostles, the seventy 



Disciples, Martyr^ Bishops, holy Women, 
the Prophets and the Angels. FoL 161 b. 

On foL 162 a, at the foot of the second 
column, we read these words : juil o\^ 

On foil. 162 b and 163 a there is a succes- 
sion of notes, all in the same handwritiii^, 
informing us that this lectionary was written 
in the convent of Pantele^on, generally 
called the convent of Elias the Prophet, 
situated in the province of Seleucia, on the 
Black Mountain* named the Boards Head; 
that the scribe's name was John, the son of 
Joseph, who wrote it for another John, a 
priest of the church of Elias at Antioch; and 
that it was translated into Syriao &om an 
accurate Oreek copy in the year 1334, A.D. 
1023. 

• >icn • t<\ftii\\iOft" i^:kaift' ^ f<uii.o9 
K'l.ioQi.i v^r^ • ^cu • rclaaA • jioOLoxsn 

KUacAafi9.i r^iOAa • f^aSJ r^ftAr^ >iMS 

r^oAr^ .^ajb r^^o^.1 cbva f<9r^3 q3%a 
r^lui.^ tCDOooeir^ Arfo ^x^ ^U»aA i^flkM 
A^^ KlJ.sol*oaDQ >a90.*ui^o rdftiMOio Aua^ 

• r^iuu»oi rt^cD r^^^aoaJto r^lBO •S^ 9009 



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■A\pite • coo ^4\^^ ^^.Aicno oaLn r^iiicu 

^iu»3 f^lucu rd^iuM^ ^ ^3 )a.4iu&^f< 
* • 3-i-ttiAXf^ f^u3L ^ (do) • Kl&jaiftio 

vwr^ t • • • • • caMJLO «pJLa »aicii^f^.f^ai 
^lU.'Uaa • rd*ai rdAr^ >iM.l • rf^h\x^^ja 

*> o •> o <« vy&ioX^ f^osoiiaA ^cu 

On fol. 163 a, in the second column, we 
find the autograph of Athanasius, bishop of 
?;ara (a town between Hims and Damascus), 
with the date A.M. 6644, A.D. 1136. 

Mvqa • Ick \ Sov\6p crov . aJ9hvd<TL&v • a • 6eov iKeov 
iTTur/cHnrop Khpa. ivx^crOi fiv Sf)a rbv Sv. 177179 

T« avarfrfvocr/dj . iypcufni firjvoi: M 4 Pf. I. €• 

" Lord, remember thy servant Athanasius 
the monk, by the mercy of Qod bishop of 
Kara. Pray for me for the Lord's sdke, who- 
soever may read this. Written on the six- 



♦ So the MS., A. Gr. 1134 (A.D. 823); but as it evi- 
dently belongs to the same period as Add. 14,489, we 
should doubtless read r^f^sbAAiio, A. Gr. 1334 
(A.D. 1023). 

t The name o{ Maurice, jlaIOSO, has been substituted 
for that of John. 



teenth (P) day of the month of Haroh in 
the year 6644, indiction XI V/* . 

Next follow, foL 163 a, lessons from the 
Gospels for Pahn Sunday and for the 
Sundays firom Easter to Whitsun Day, 
written apparently by Michael, bishop of 
Kara, who has added, on foL 164 b, a list of 
his predecessors in that see, yiz. Christopher, 
Stephen, Jacob, Luke, Simon, Leontius, 
Simeon, Sergius, Joseph, and the above* 
mentioned Athanasius. 
f<!x.*3-o (sic) r^Aiobr^soA ^l i*i^ .ao^ 

(sic) coftCpr^MX. ^Uik^x.r^.1 ^A»f^ i^irda 

r^oAr^ ^ ^i^ r^^ijan Anftti^r^ »a9C^r^ 
•> r^ifda rtlxl\%A oski^fia ^o 

On fol. 162 a, second col., there is an 

Arabic note, recording the death of *, 

bishop of Kara, written by his disciple 
Yuhanna bin Abi 1-Path, A.M. 6768, A.D. 
125*9. 



yic j^L ^;A:u8I^I^ \JS A*|j/r* cii-*) (*B^) Sai^ 

(sic) uiSm aLi ^Oum imCLJ] ^U) ^ ^U!l ^^ 
(sic) £)ytaj c-^1 IJU>^ JU!1 ^ ^jxLt ^'Uj ju^Imomi 

. \JS SmJjS (inroBuucovoq!^ 

Fol. 165 is a torn leaf, which formed part 
of the original binding of the manuscript. 
It contains a notice in Arabic of the decease 
of the priest Tahya or Yuhanna, the son of 



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AD. 1217. The writing is much faded, so 
that some words are barely legible. 
u»,j J>,y.> ^1 \/ ^Ju ^1 ^ U*-^) ^ 

^ j»y. /^j ix.y^\^^j^ ^ (sic) ^U, M 

[Add. 14,488.] 

CCLI. 

Vellum, about lOf in. by 8^, consisting 
of 187 leaves, the first of which is slightly 
stained and torn. The quires, 24 in number, 
are signed with Syriac letters at the foot of 
the first page, and Greek letters at the top. 
A leaf is wanting after fol. 135. Each page 
is divided mto two columns, of from 18 to 24 
lines. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand, and dated A. Gr. 1357, A.D. 
1046. The contents, which are almost iden- 
tical with those of Add. 14,488, are as follow — 

I. A Lectionary from the Gospels, arranged 
according to the Malkite or Greek use, and 
called a SytiaxarUm of Lessons. Title : 

K'l&iiaLflv.l KluHa.T {(Tvva^dpiov) ^iftiMAnr^ 

1. a. Easter Sunday, •sLa.vt.i ii^r^o.iJB 
{iritrxa) r<M^A.l f<9i • Fol. 1 a. 

b. Monday in the week of Best, :)qcu 
reiwMili.l f^iiajLa : .a . Eol. 1 b. 

c. Tuesday, r^kuiu.! fi^h\skxs» : ^: >icu . 
Fol. 2 a. 

d. Wednesday, reftwMili.i r^^iTn : .i : >icu . 
Fol. 3 a. 

e. Thursday, the feast of S. James and 
S. John ; fx^rdik^o f^(k.4Jui.i TnTn : *qd : >icu 
^cuo ^aan\i kUmIx..! . Fol. 4 a. 

/. Friday, rekMili.i ^va^. >icu . Fol. 4 b. 
ff. Saturday, r^AvuLli.! r^iuu. >icu . Fol. 5 a. 



2. a. New (Low) Sunday, rdai KUuusWa 

Fol. 5 b. 

b. Monday in the second week after Easter, 
reajLs : «a : >icu3 • Fol. 6 b. 

c. Tuesday. FoL 7 a. 

d. Wednesday. Fol. 7 a. 

e. Thursday. Fol. 7 J* 
/. Friday. Fol. 8 a. 

g. Saturday. Fol. 9 a. 

8. a. The second {read third) Sunday 
after Easter, the Commemoration of Joseph 
of Arimathea and of the ointment-bearing 
women {j&v fjLvpo<f>6pa)v) ; lAua^ : •» : f <iT*^iM 
rdabo r^Luieni 'AJ»a^ ^^3:^^ * f^M^A 

»isnoia9 . Fol. 9 5. * 

J. The following ferial days. Fol, 10 ft. 

4. a. The fourth Sunday after Easter, 
rd4^^ 1^.1 : 7 : rdAX39«» . Fol. 12 b. 

b. The following ferial days. Fol. 13 *. 

5. a. The fifth Sunday after Easter, of the 

Samaritan woman ; iiua:i : as : f<nmM9 
c^^iau. Iw : t<l4^ . Fol. 17 a. 
b. The following ferial days. Fol. 19 a, 

6. a. The sixth Sunday after Eastw, of 
the blind man ; kIa^^ iiua.i : o : f^ax99«»9 
f^L^ni^ 003.1 •^.v&ena • Fol. 22 a. 

b. The following ferial days. Fol. 24 a. 

7. a. The seventh Sunday after Easter, 
the Commemoration of the Nicene Fathers ; 

r^^ouai^ ^:uL.i^ao^i.& liia.l : I : K!asa34» 
f^Aja^.i . Fol. 28 a. 
b. The following ferial days. FoL 28 *. 

8. a. Pentecost or Whitsun Day, f^.if<l^ 
^■\fv>nni\i<\.i . Fol. 32 b. 

b. The days of Whitsun week. Fol. 33 6. 

9. The Sundays and Saturdays after Pente- 
cost, from the first Sunday to the sevente^ith. 
Fol. 36 J. 

10. The Saturdays and Simdays of Luke, 
from the first Saturday to the eighteenth 
Sunday (of the Prodigal Son). Fol. 54 6. 



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11. The Saturday and Sunday of Plesh, 
i^itto.!. Pol. 72 a. 

12. The Saturday and Sunday of Cheese, 
it£l9a\^ or Kllj3a^iiadaftt»9 {ammfiwrv;) . 
PoL 73 a. 

13. Lent. Pol. 74 &. 

14. Palm Sunday. Pol. 82 a. 

16. a. Monday in Passion (Holy) week. 
Pol. 85 a. 

ft. Tuesday. Pol. 88 a. 
€. Wednesday. Pol. 94 a. 

d. Thursday, r^Kf^ji f<nm :"co : >cu • 
Pol. 96 a. 

e. The Priday of the Crucifixion. 
«tlJ\.i reh^xs^D . Pol. 102 h. 
^<SfVsuT^:i t^iivauto . Pol. 118 h. 
rdAid. >x.ia rdxMvs . Pol. 124 a. 

f. The Great Saturday, i^^i i^iias. >cu . 
Pol. 1276. 

16. Lessons for the Resurrection, eleven 

in number, Aj^ ^Ha^en.! i-aLfl» ^i f^x»i 
«zialu» Aik.i f<v^^s^ f^AcauB • The last is 
imperfect. Pol. 129 a. 

II. A Calendar of all the Saints^ Days 
throughout the year, from Ilul to Ab, with 
the proper lessons for each, according to the 
Greek use. Pol. 136 a. 

III. Select lessons for particular occasions, 

1. The Dedication of the Church, K'ii.icui.i 
i^difiL^cD.!. Pol. 182 a. 

2. On the occasion of an Earthquake, r^a 
f^i^i of^ Kl^^i f^acb.i . Pol. 182 h. 

3. On assimiing the habit of a monk or 
nun, f^iicvi».i.i K^soAfua^r^ : cAcLor^. Pol. 
182 h, 

4. Por the Sick, i^oiaiaA olojBf^ . Pol. 
182 ft, _ 

5. Pot the Dead, f^.%uiL3 cAciof^. Pol. 
182 ft. 

6. Por the twelve Apostles, the seventy 
Disciples, Martyrs, Bishops, holy Women, 
the Prophets and the Angels, Pol. 183 a, 



7. A lesaon for the Nativity, when it fell? 
on a Saturday or Sunday (see Add. 14,488, 
fol. 117 a), coiL Aua ^Aisn.i %hc9^f< •aaii 

rtfttoia. Pol. 183 ft. 

8. Lessons for ferial or ordinary days, 
tt^iiiT, f^^iMCua ^Ha^iM.l K'iivva* ^aoii. 
Pol. 184 a. 

9. Order of the Sundays in Pentecost, 
<• ani\M^.i <f »S.v».i ft^Oft%\ . PoL 186 a. 
This has been added by a later hand. 

A note on fol. 187 a informs us that this 
Lectionary was written in the year 1367, 
A.D. 1046, in the convent of Elias, on the 
Black Mountain called the Boar's Head^ 
near Antioch, by a priest named John, from 
the town of rOauci; and was paid for by a 

priest named Abba (the name of Da- 

mianus is a later alteration), also from the 
town of f^fiuax , a disciple of the abbat 
Abba Joseph. The writing of it was super- 
intended by the monk Abba ■ (the words 

** Thepdore the priest " are a later alteration). 

l.Tk.1 r<:#i2a\ i<4jLa€UL t^oAt^ _^^ *^ 
f^loA.! vyft'. r^AAcL.1 K!fiB^^ %f^f< f^h\\sison 

j»i»K!a ftl&HaM r^AAal'.*W3 •a^^.A 



t 



aXSOmO 



JL&f^ kAial >iCU cos vAssis 7^^ ^..^^ 
^.1 eoa^ ^ • r^VM.l cqz*i fdi^Acn.i acb 



* Compare No. HI. (Add. 14,425), p. 5, note t. Is 
f^CU^ here s= frriicfis ? 



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, mth points : (?) lyi) viU*! uj, l» Xil 

.J^^ t^ Jil (sic) li» yi g (sic) ^1 

J AUj^ Uy^ cUmJ) (.^«> 

C^jJIyi *i<;^J (?) ^^Ul ^1^1 
» ^ Ix -- 

\.ij^^3 (W) (,;«»- U<c« ^ JA)\^ 

[Add. 14,489.] 

CCLII. 

ineteen vellum leaves, about 8^ in. by 
many of which are much soiled and 
ilated. The quires are signed with 
srs. Each page is divided into two 
mns, of from 22 to 26 lines. The 
ing is neat and regular, of about the 
cent. These are — 

ragments of a Lectionary from the Old 
ament, with troparia, prokeimena, etc., 
irding to the Malkite use, comprising 
t, Palm Sunday and Passion Week. 

[Add. 17,218, foU. 4f— 22.] 

CCLIII. 

vo vellum leaves, about 7 in. by 6 J, much 
d and torn. The writing is a good, 
Idte character, apparently of the xi*^ cent, 
i. 14,667, foU. 72, 73). They formed— 
urt of the fifteenth quire (oi*) of a Lec- 
uy, containing lessons from the New 

rhe word (sio) .ftijMifvj seems to be a later ad- 




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Testament, with propsalmata (f^aaVtti&oi&), 
etc. The remaining rubrics are — 

1. The Ascension, i^axa rdssm* ^flua 
^.^ara mn\na» « Pol. 72 d. 

2. The Elevation of the Cross, 14*^ Btil, 

Pol. 73 a, 

3. The Vision of S. Paul, 15* Jlvl, 
•fl»flAA&:i ca*u> . «a7 .. AoLt^. Pol. 73 d. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 72, 73.] 

CCLIV, 

Nineteen vellum leaves, about 9| in. by 8, 
all more or less stained and mutilated (Add. 
14,664, folL 1—17, 20, 21). They are 
written in double columns, in tbe Palestinian 
character and dialect, and belong apparently 
to the x^ or xi*^ cent. These are — 

Fragments of a Lectionary from the 
Gospels, similar to that contained in the 
Vatican manuscript, edited by Count Mini- 
scalchi Erizzo (Evangeliarium Hieroso- 
lymitanum ex God. Vat. Palssstino etc., 
Verona, 1861— 64).» 



* See above, p. 39, no. IziL, note ». An edition of these 
fragments is in the course of preparation by Dr. Land. 



These leaves are palimpsest, with the ex- 
ception of foil. 1, 2, 8, 20, and 21 ; and even 
of these, foil. 1 a and 2 5 are disfigured by 
idle jottings. Of the remainder, foil. 4, 6, 
10, and 16, are re-written on one side only. 

The more modem text, which is written 
in a large, coarse Estrangela of about the 
xiii*^ cent., comprises— 

1. Fragments of the Gk)spel of S. John, 
according to the Harklensian version. Poll. 
3, 4 a, 11 a — ^15 a, and 17. 

2. Portions of the discourse of Timotheus 
of Jerusalem on S. Luke, ch. ii. 25 — 36. See 
De la Bigne, MaxiTna Bibliotheca Vett. Pa- 
trum, t. v., pp. 1214—16. Poll. 10 a, 9, 5, 7, 
16, and 6 J. The commencement of the 
extant Greek text is found on fol. 5 a: 

Are rdf^ *. .lOula reLr^W i^iioi^Vd 

• r^VMJ f^iJffitta f^i^t^ KLa«.i|X9 r^hut^ 
[Add. 14,664, foU. 1—17, 20, 21.] 



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CCLY. 

Two vellum leaves, about 11| in, by 8^, 
unfortunately much soiled and torn; written 
in double columns of 34 or 35 lines, in a fine 
Edessene hand of the vi*^ cent. These are — 

Fragments of an Anaphora, or perhaps of 
two Anaphoras.* On the verso of the one 
leaf tlLere is the rubric: liua ^.i f^h\o\^ 

[Add. 14,669, foU. 20 and 21.] 



CCLYI. 



Seven vellum leaves, Q^ in. by 4|, two of 
which are much torn. The writing is a neat, 
regular Estrangela of the viii*^ or ix^ cent., 
with from 19 to 22 lines in each page. They 
contain fragments of the Anaphora of S. 
James, the brother of our Lord (see Renau- 
dot, Liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 29 ; Assemani, 
Codex Liturgicus Universae Ecclesise, t. v., 
p. 131). 

[Add. 14,523, foU. 1—7.] 



* See a note by Dr. Bickell in the "Literarischer 
Handweiser," no. 88 (15 March, 1870), coL 56. 



CCLVII. 

A vellum leaf, 6 J in. by 4f , belonging to 
a manuscript of the viii*^ or ix*^. cent. The 
recto is written in Estrangela, the verso in a 
more cursive character. It contains a por- 
tion of the Anaphora of S. James. 

[Add. 14,623, fol. &] 

CCLVIII. 

A vellum leaf, 6^ in. by 4|, belonging to 
a manuscript of about the x**^ cent.; written 
in a good, regular hand, and containing a 
portion of the Anaphora of S. James. 

[Add. 14,523, fol. 9.] 

CCLIX. 

A vellum leaf, much stained and torn, con- 
taining part of an Anaphora, from a manu- 
script of about the x*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,524, fol. 1.] 

CCLX. 

A vellum leaf, much stained and torn, 
containing a small portion of an Anaphora, 
from a manuscript of about the x*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,524, fol. 2.] 



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CCLXI. 

Paper, about 9f in. by 6 J, consisting of 
180 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 7, 178 and 179. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 18 in 
number. Two leaves are wanting at the be- 
ginning. There are from 17 to 27 lines in 
each page. The writing is good and regular. 
This manuscript is dated A. Gr. 1493, A.D. 
1182, and contains — 

A collection of Anaphoras,* t^ia&ftliit^ 
^A^.l f^iiaiJ3f^ f^oaAf^ f-atlaAo KLz*.iJ3.i 
cuL %^^^ fdi&l»a (fol. 3 a); viz. 

1. Of S. James, >aon\,> »t».i f^io&f^r^ 
^.^^.1 >q3cu»t^. It is preceded by sundry 
prayers, a prooDmium, f^h^Hsn:i ^.o^r^ai^, 
and a sedra, r^iuLksb.! i^infls . Fol 1 a. 

2. Of S. John the Evangelist, r^ioAnr^ 
t<\tnt\\\ar^ rOjiAz. ^cu >t9o.i (see Ee- 
naudot, liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 163). Pre- 
ceded by a prooemium and sedra. Fol. 14 ft. 

3. Of Ignatius, ^xsn r^:ab.ia.i f^ia&Uf^ 
^.i^cu.1 CD.1 I ^\^ . f^ica , flf>n i\yi \^if^ 
. (sic) rtl4&a^.i ^iii.i Afift4&ff . f<\ftn\^Of^ 
»cocu^i.i A^ tti^J^ Jinx..! acb (see Kenaudot, 
p. 215). Preceded by a prooemium and 
sedra. Fol. 23 a. 

4. Of Clement, the disciple of S. Peter, 
.mi*in\n t^oArdl •z&alo r^!ab.i^.l rt'teL&iif^ 

(see Renaudot, p. 186). Preceded by a 
prooemium and sedra. Fol. 37 a. 

5. Of Julius, bishop of Rome, f^ia&Uf^ 
»saoi.i nnftii^r^ ja^oAcu kLla.'ui.i (see Re- 
naudot, p. 227). Preceded by a prooemium 
and sedra. Fol. 49 a. 

6. Of Dionysius the Areopagite, f^ia&ut^ 



* The Formula of Institution, as it occurs in these and 
many other liturgies, is given in Neale's Liturgies of SS. 
Mark, James, etc., 2nd edit, hj the Rev. Dr. Littledale, 
1869, pp. 193—247. 



•ABuiif^.1 Onfttiftf^ »flp<Uft>OXi3 »td9 K!aB*.tA.l 

f^^uu.t9o (see Eenaudot, p. 202). Preceded 
by a prooemium and sedra. Pol. 66 b. 

7. Of Gregory Nazianzen, ' r^io-^-iat^ 
•fl»a^Of^ii»fl»cuia^.i^f^Xft.ia.i • Begin- 
ning : f^aJ^o A&a «,..^a\^ r^ooXrC r^i^n 

XcT: ijduL (see Assemani, Codez liturgicus, 
t. vii., p. 186). Preceded by a prooemium 
and sedra. Pol. 69 a. 

8. Of John Chrysostom, >u.i K'la&Uff 
jB9fluiit^cuf^ ti^n (see B/enaudot, p. 242). 
Preceded by a prooemium and sedra. Pol. 
83 J. 

9. Of Cyril of Alexandria, or, according 
to the marginal note, of Jerusalem, 

f^^iofioX f^^Jicu ^ • Margin : rCico 
>ix.ior^.1 nnftii^r^ jB9aLiflLo.i t^ia&iir^ 

[r^i.T]i-fiftjAf^.i . See Eenaudot, p. 276 ; 
Assemani, Cod. Liturg., t. v., p. 166. Pre- 
ceded by a prooemium and sedra. Pol. 97 a. 

10. Of Celestinus, bishop of Rome, 

>saoi.i •fiftA^K' ^aoGjJ^r^r^Lo . This ana- 
phora has been printed in the Journal of 
Sacred Literature for AprU, 1867. Preceded 
by a prooemium and sedra. Pol. 108 ft. 

11. Of Jacob of Batnae, ».-ui.i t^iofi^xji^ 
.\£^ifi9.i ^i\p.i ftli&Sbo »ann\» »isn (see £e- 
naudot, p. 366). Preceded by a prooemium 
and sedra. Pol. 120 a. 

12. Of Philoxenus of Mabug, f^ia&Uf^ 
.\gLa».i jittu&t^ ,^1f»n1lft^^\^■^ ttso t.-ui.i . 
Begioning: Kilo r^iuUM ffaAre' r^iso 
f<juii.iioa . See Renaudot, p. 310. Pre- 
ceded by a sedra. Pol. 133 a. 

13. Of Lazarus bar Sabta, or Philoxenus, 
bishop of Bagdad, i^ iw^kX.i r^icL^JLir^ 
!ti\^i jiOMi^f^ . f^^Lsu^ (see Benaudot, p. 399). 



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144 b. Subscription/ foL 155 a : Aeplx. 

4. Of Dioscorus of Alexandria, f^io^ut^ 

I Benaudot, p. 286; Assemani, Cod. 
irg., t. vii., p. 199). Pol. 155 a. 

5. Of Cyriacus, patriarch of Antioch 
) Assemani, BibL Orient., t. ii., pp. 116 

341; Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii., 

1370) : jB9aA*iao >i2n r^:ab.ia.i f^ia&irC 
aaon rtl^^a^t^^ i»i!^r^& . Beginning : 
k3cas.i acb * >l^.ia rdAsnoAisn ocb i^isn 

o . h\^re\nlhcn . Eol. 166 b. 
iter the doxology, on fol. 178 a, there is 
ite, giving the name of the scribe, Simeon. 
^^i^ 1\^ f^l^ f^co Kla&i&a ,^\^.l Ifk 

n foil. 178 b and 179 a there are several 
)s in the same handwriting as the above, 
he first of these states that the manu- 
pt was the property of Eabban Bar- 
na, a monk, priest and solitary, living at 
pha, above the convent of Mar Hananya, 
a native of the village of juaoi^^ua • 

AjbA.l ft^^\ln.l f^iftix. f^^MJLftO »XAO 

ua&i ocp • »cpo:ur^ ^lajs r^hxasLi^ 

he second note informs us that this 
ame was written in the convent of Mar 
leon of Kartamin, A. Gr. 1493 (A.D. 
12), — ^when Michael was patriarch of 



Antioch,* Mark patriarch of Egypt,t and 
John bishop of the said convent, — ^by the 
above-mentioned Simeon, from the town 
of Hah, r^S^Au j»f^«», who mentions 
in it his friends Aabban Solomon the 
recluse and Eabban Abu '1-Khair. Anx. 
f^co f^fl9icx& f^Jiaoas. Au^ar^ Klajto Aus^ 

• »XAa f^ii*9 >bA r^aoJLs.! • r^^f<A^ 
>G^^.1 oaLsa.1 CD.i2a\a^ • ki1 ^s r^n n\n 

Klllia ft^innAT. >\ j»iJBtti.i aiiso •ai.osa 
f^:ia& ^.^^ • •-^S? A^^ ycosf^ A^o >Lw 

Kilo • iuoco %h\lf^ ftSas.l A\*w Ao.i.^ii r^ 

• f^iiA»^.1 f^oD r^%9 ^ocD Airun Aa&.*i^ 

Af^lx. r^:ioriLk.a •• r^iAjuMSn rdaio r^oAifi»o 

(^..^omJLi.) ^„ngi\^t. ^1 A:^a Jl^ ^..^^^ 
coiicA^ ^r^ luAa^o . »CDOaiaf^ A^o 



* See ABsemani, BibL Or., t. ii., p. 363; Le Quien, 
Oriens Christ., torn, ii., col. 1389. 

t See Benaudot, Hist. Patr. Alexandr. Jaoob,| p. 530 ; 
Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii., col, 487. 



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The third note states that the book was 
bound by Babban Gabriel^ the nephew of 
the bishop John. 

• ^9 ».i-a jBo^t^ ^cu »isn.i rdut^ ia 

A later note, on fol. 179 a, dated A. Gr. 
1606 (A.D. 1395), records the presentation 
of the volume by one Gregory to Aabban 
John of the convent of Matthew. 

f^ift.i ^ ^3^^shcn^ .i-a .tmjl* ^cu ^iA r^co 

Pol. 180, contains, on the one side, a 
eucharistic prayer, in a hand of the xiv*^ or 
xv*^ cent.; and on the other, one of the 
usual anathemas, and a note, dated A. Gr. 
1823, A.D. 1512. 

[Add. 14,690.] 

CCLXII. 

Two paper leaves, much stained and torn, 
containing portions of an Anaphora, written 
in a small hand of the xii*^ or xiii*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,737, foil. 51 and 52.] 

CCLXIIL 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
47 leaves. The quires appear to have been 
eight in number, but they are all more or 
less imperfect, leaves being wanting at the 
beginning, as well as after foil. 3, 11, 19, 25, 
33, and 37. There are from 15 to 18 lines 
in each page. This manuscript is written in 



a good, regular hand, dated A. Gr. 1529, 
A.D. 1218, and contains — 
A collectioDL of Anaphoras; viz. 

1. Of Julius of Eome, K!aB*.v.i t^ioaoire' 
jBffoAcuf^ . Very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Of Philoxenus of Mabug, f<x^xon 
•\$LaM.i Tt^ftnftii^r^ »flpAiim\\\i^ , begin- 
ning: "Xo . f^icpoio lfk9 rilxii f^ooXf^. See 
Renaudot, liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 301. Very 
imperfect. Fol. 2 b. 

3. Of Jacob of Batnae, ^aon\ i ^\snn 
r^i&l» . Imperfect. Fol. 4 b. 

4. Of S. Thomas the Apostle (sic!), 
f^jjJls. fdSQOf^ii »i2n rdaux^n . It is the 
anaphora of Thomas of Heraclea (see Benau- 
dot, t. ii., p. 383). Imperfect. Pol. 16 b. 

5. Of S. John the Evangelist, k!z^.%a.i 
f<\ftn\^oft^ ^ii»flu . Imperfect. Eol. 20 a. 

6. Of S. James, the brother of our Lord. 
Imperfect. 'Fol. 26 a. 

7. Of Xystus of Bome, jB9o2i^afiB& liZn 
»saoi.i j^I&ff . See Eenaudot, t. ii., p. 134. 
Imperfect. Fol. 34 a. 

8. Of Lazarus bar Sabta, or Philoxenus, 
of Bagdad, f^iAAu» f^iiAfl» ia ii^ K!aB*3-a.i 
.19^.1 . Imperfect. Pol. 37 b. 

In the colophon, fol. 45 J, the scribe, Abu 
'l-Padl, gives the date and a list of the con- 
tents, from which it appears that the Ana- 
phora of Eustathius (see Renaudot, t. ii., p. 
235) once stood at the commencement of 
the volume. 

: f^i M^i jsf\ n\i %vsn x^n fdxsiif^.io 
rdiJL»^lo : •..is*! yCDtiUaff »ai An\ i >isa 



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Wai^^ >a«a cos r^^^ i»f^a i^:»»i»a ^o 
rd.^ A*, rdl^ r^iji.1 1a • l*rdua »i»» 

On fol. 46 a there is a prayer, r^^el^ 
,cb 3U K^ffia rds»M:i rdlancua f^ianrAsws 
T>«..\«- ; which is followed by a doxology. 

On foil. 46 J and 47 a, there stands another 
prayer, to be used at the placing of the 
sacred elements on the altar. 

[Add. 17,229, foU. 1-47.] 

CCLXIY. 

Paper, about lOi in. by 6J, consisting of 
109 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1— Sand 107—109. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 11 in 
number. There are from 14 to 21 lines in 
each page. The writing is good and regular. 
This manuscript is dated A. Gr. 1541, A.D. 
1230, and contains — 

A collection of Anaphoras j tIz. 

1. Of S. James, the brother of our Lord, 
as revised by Jacob of Edessa, t^ioAuK' 



^Ojaa-3 f^4».'M»0 f^4v*iui» .• r^ia^ v^i*' 
i^osiorC. Pol. 2 b. 

2. Of John Chrysostom, rdbsa.! i^ioAur^ 
i<lacos.i i^Ma& ja*ur^flui^»i:» . Pol. 24 b. 

3. Of Cyril of Alexandria, i^icuajK' 

Pol. 43 a. 

4. Of Gregory Nazianzen, K'to-AJi^ 

ou*Uf^.i Ztti&f^. Pol. 55 5. 

5. Of Jacob of Edessa, »is» w:i rrta^f 
t^ostof^ ^em^ . Pol. 74 a. See Benaudot, 
Liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 371. 

6. Of Ignatius, j»cu^^itlx^i^w.i i^iaaJi^ 
i^^AS . Pol. 85 a. 



7. Of Xystufl, bishop of Home, t^iaisi< 
(sic) .^ri rd&i«i\A j»e\MOjax rclbxaa . 
Pol. 100 a. 

8. Of Dionyslus bar Salibi, iia:i (^o^i^ 



^. 



Fol. 104 a. See 



Eenaudot, p. 4Ad. 
To these a later hand has added — 

9. Of Eustathius, i«o Zd:i i^iaaxir^ 
^MOf^h^\j»ar^ . Imperfect. EoL 108 a. 
See Benaudot, p. 235. 

Foil. 1 and 2 a contain a lesson (1 Corinth^ 
xi. 23 — 32), several prayers (K'iiaA^ 
rt'^iAs.i), and instructions to the priest 
for celebrating the holy Eucharist ; written 
by a diflferent hand from the rest of the 
volume. 

On foil. 107 b and 108 a there is a note, 
stating that this manuscript was written in 
the year 1541, A.D. 1230, by the priest 
'Adlev bar Joseph. 

rdaiCLo r^^iSsbii cos •a^i.AKb CD^uli'.! ^oAv^ 
{q»^ r^ioacL i^slmm K'^ai^ yiOu^ 

f^ocD r^cuL f^o . n^i \mo f^o:i jiif< >nl'f^9 

iua ^.1 r^ljjisw . rda«X^ la Jftu\lfi» 

A^ ^ OAJu . coiu\cca -^^^ 

In another note, at the foot of fol. 73 J, 
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The volume passed by purchase from the 
hands of Adlev into those of Eabban lyub. 
Fol. 108 a. pi ftl9iao.i r^oo f^J]»icx& pi 

pi pQ r^h\QLs2^ oA ^1.1 >i.tMa •aOuK' 

f<ciAf^ ansa »&La oris .ainA:! r^ba&t^ a\.i!^ 

Rabban lyub in his turn sold it to Rabban 
Joseph. Eol. 108 a. , f^oo f^J]»io^ pi 

^rpAa •aouK' pi p .i&Avflu pi K!aiflLo.l 
'iiif^io 0Q9 •aini.i r^ba&r^ K'iiflLauS^ oA <kj|.i 
.^\^^.l r^x.oi& f^Mr^ Afk po r^^AO ansa 
f^OsiX K!fluiJ f^oAf^ KlacUMua i^r^ «Qa 

. «jLO ft^nnisalo 
[Add. 14,691, foU. 1—109.] 

CCLXV. 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
30 leaves (Add. 17,229, foU. 48—77). The 
quires, signed with letters, are three in 
number. There are from 17 to 20 lines in 
each page. This manuscript is written in a 
good, regular liand of the xiii*^ cent., and 
contains — 

A small collection of Anaphoras ; viz. 

1. Of S. Mark, jmcloim ft^inn\.i r^a^iir^ 
i^VttA^ar^. Pol. 48 a. See Renaudot, 
liturg. Orient., t. ii., p, 176. 

2. Of Philoxenus of Mabug, beginning : 
^iMMf^o r^z*.iDa f^^JLu# r^oAf^ t^L^xsn 

XS . Aa . Fol. 56 a. 

3. Of Ignatius, jo^cu^rdi^r^ >tsa t^^non 
ftlaioi. Pol. 63 6. 

At the foot of fol. 77 b we read : rda^ 

.f^idtt^^ ccp 
[Add. 17,229, foU. 48—77.] 



CCLXVI- 

Paper, about 8| in. by 5jJ, consisting of 
43 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
are five in number, the last being imperfect. 
There are from 13 to 19 lines in each page. 
This manuscript is written in a rather in- 
elegant hand of the xiii*^cent., and contains — 

A small collection of Anaphoras; viz. 

1. Of S. James, %xsn r^z*.i^.i t^iCL&ur^ 
».^«s.i fascuart'.aaju^ • Pol. 1 a. 

2. Of S. John the Evangelist, ^Si t^i&ur^ 
f<\ m i^\iOf^.^cu fi.» • Pol. 17 ^. 

3. Of John Chrysostom, r^iCL&r^f^ 
f^acD.1.1 f<!bQa& jB9fluiiour^ >t9Q K:x*:ia.i . 
Pol. 27 b. 

4. Of S. Mark, jB^fluoi^n.! r^iCL&KliAf^ 
r^iaiusa . Very imperfect. Pol. 43 b. 

[Add. 14,694, folL 1—43.] 

CCLXVII. 

Paper, about 8 J in. by 5^, consisting of 63 
leaves (Add. 14,694, foil. 44—106), some of 
which are slightly torn, especially foU. 
88 — 95 and 106. The quires, signed with 
letters, are six in number. There are from 
12 to 22 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written, apparently, by two hands of the 
xiii^^cent. (foU. 44—95 a and 95 6—105), 
and contains — 

A collection of Anaphoras ; viz. 

1. Of Dioscorus, >isq t€au^nn r^iCL&ur^ 
ttaijifi90u.i . Pol. 44 a. 

2. Of Marutha of Tagrit, .ia.i i^io^i^ 
K'iioiM »id9 • Pol. 64 a. See Benaudot, 
Liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 261, and Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 179. 

3. Of Julius, bishop of Rome, t^ioAAii^ 
»»oi.i jBffoAcu .ia.i . Pol. 78 b. 

4. Of Philoxenus of Mabug, t^iofibXJr^ 
.^aaM.1 japAiifti\\\i^ rdau.iAi , beginning ; 
r^icpcao Aik.i rd^ ffoAt^. Pol. 87 a. 



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good and regular, of the xiii*** cent. These 
are — 

Fragments of a collection of Anaphoras, 
including that of S. John the Evangelist, 
(fol. 26 h) and of Eustathius (fol. 30 J), 
preceded by prayers and sedras. 

[Add. 14,738, folL 28-54.] 

ccLxxn. 

. Paper, about 6f in. by 5, consisting of 14JL 
leaves, a few of which are stained and 
torn, especially fol. 1, 6, 137, and 141. The 
quires have no signatures. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning and end, as well 
as after foU. 6, 7, 37, 77, 83, 103, 120, 126, 
136, and 137. There are from 9 to 13 lined 
in each page. This manuscript is written in 
an inelegant hand of the xiii*^ or xiv*** cent., 
and contains — 

A collection of Anaphoras, preceded by 
introductory services, fol. 1 a, comprising 
prayers, sedras and lessons. 

1. Of S. James, >ijs« :uo.i rt'io.&.uif^ 
«^^i^.i »cocu»f^ »ann\» . Eol. 8 a. 

2. Of S. John, >i.» f<lz^.vo.i t^ioAJLif^ 
rOjiAz. ^cu . Imperfect. Eol. 28 a. 

3. Of Eustathius of Antioch, re'icu&Ajif^ 

rd4&ai\if^.i . Eol. 39 b. 

4. Of Xystus, bishop of Eome, t^iCLftiit^ 

r^^LJdi »saoi.i r^lA^r^ (sic) jagn\fti ■ \ :ud:i • 

Eol. 54 a. 

5. Of Philoxenus of Mabug, t^ioaxii^ 

Beginning: r^iasoja A^.i K!xi* t^oalt^. 
Eol. 62 a. 

6. Of the twelve Apostles, f^icL^rd4f^ 
f^x»Ha kUmIsl ifiB^iii:! . Imperfect, Eol. 
74 b. See Eenaudot, Liturg. Orient., t. ii., 
p. 170. 

7. Of Matthew the Shepherd, f^io&r^f^ 

f^^j^i >ioa.i . Imperfect. Eol. 81 b. See 
Eenaudot, t. ii., p. 347. 



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8. Two forms for concluding the celebra- 
tion of the holy Eucharist, the one in the 
metre of Jacob of Batnae, rd^oiicuu 
t^kA^"^ f^k oAT^n, fol. 88 a; the other 
in that of Ephraim^ yisi^f^ %xmn f^lMiicu*, 
fol. 90 a. 

9. The Anaphora of John bar Susanna 
(see Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. ii., p. 143), 

EoL 94 a. Beginning: r^Lscuuii f^\ 1 1 
f^j^xm r^iiaa!\^i r^lu&^QO . Imperfect. 

10. Of Gregory Bar-Hebrseus, r^io&iit^ 

p p 

i<Aj»f^ ,^^cDr^ is . Eol. 104 a. See Re- 
naudot, t. ii., p. 456. 

11. A small collection of prooemia and 
sedras. Eol. 117 a. 

12. The Anaphora of Ignatius of Antioch, 

i^&oaiaAi&r^ •z*ia rOjiAz. ^ou.i co:u»lii 

f^^&fiu^^Kh • Imperfect. Eol. 120 a. 

13. A fragment of an Anaphora. Eol. 
138 a. 

On fol. 93 a there is an Arabic note, 
stating that this manuscript belonged to the 
convent of Abba Samuel, called al-Kalamun 
(near al-Eaiyum), having been left to it as a 
toakf or legacy by one John, the son of Mar 

^^ ^ 

Eugene. v-^UCI IjJt^ UIICI ^uicj UU^ c^l ^ 

^ ^ ^ ^ 

\m\ ^jMiJill ^«> jJLft IjJar* U^j liXJ^ liJj CJ;U4JI 
^SL)^ ^Uft-l^ ^jM ^ AaJjI ^^^iSlb uJj^l (Jiy^ 

UJJIj Jnflj; ^^iiJIj «^jll ^j;* *^^ *--V^' u^' 

j^] ^ j^\ «*>y?-j ij*^i c* ^a^^ (sic) ^^j] 

U^rffUl JfclJl ^^\ ^JAijll »iJb S-^J '^ j^^ 
^\ JnfllU ^j^^j ^jJ[j S-^l; (^ ^>5 »l>llafls: 

[Add. 14,693, foU. 1—141.] 



CCLXXIII. 

Paper, about 11 in. by 7|, consisting of 75 
leaves (Add. 14,692, foil. 25—99), some of 
which are much stained and torn, especially 
foil. 87, 88, and 99. The quires, signed with 
letters, are 7 in number. There are from 16 
to 18 lines in each page. The writing is 
large and inelegant. This manuscript is 
dated A. Gr. 1658, A.D. 1347, and contains — 

A collection of Anaphoras ; viz. 

1. Of S. Mark, »t» f^x».v.i t^ioAUf^ 
r^iAfiofiaa rOjiAz. jB^ojoi^n . Eol. 25 h. 

2. Of Thomas of Heraclea, r^icL^j^K^ 
(marg. i^lla vi) kIuuLl r^QOi^ii »i2n r<3U%n:i . 
Eol. 36 b. See Add. 17,229, fol. 16 b. 

3. Of Moses bar Kipha, t^ia.SLj-irt' 

Eol. 45 a. See Renaudot, Liturg. Orient., 
t. ii., p. 391. 

4. Of Jacob of Batnae, f^.ia9 r^icu&AJre' 

-\gkifl9.i ^i\7.i • Eol. 56 a. 

5. Of Lazarus bar Sabta, or Philoxenus, 
bishop of Bagdad, ^xsn f^x».*iD.i f^iaAAiK' 
K'iuLfiD la iw^ acp.i .i.T^^:i (sic) aauj^i^ . 
Eol. 72 a. 

6. Of Cyril of Alexandria, t^ia-^Lj-if^ 
»isa (sic) f<jL^xon i^ooIkiI , Tin\o r^junnn 

Eol. 84 a. 

After the doxology, on fol. 99 a, there is a 
note, stating that this manuscript was 
written in the year 1658 (A.D. 1347) by a 

scribe named 'Isa {^JIj^)^ rtl&Jto Av-a^ Jinx. 
J^rf ^1 Tn : r^os f^J]»icx& rdjJLsaGux.a 

f^f^ Oaia i^f^ Jl^ o^ : oris ^j^JL .^^' ^ 

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by a monk from the city of Amid. There is 
also a Syriac note, partly to the same effect. 

^UjmJI JJJ uJ^C SJOmJJ .y«A4i) j>t}i\ ^j» {)a£. U^ 

^1 ui) ^1 ^ ^iii ^1 jt^\ (w^v J^ 

y' *[/ ^ *-y^l A^^I^U.) ^^ ^ii\ 11 

• Jl A*jiiy«^l Jul *Ai*3^ ^^ I • • • • (^UA^^JjuJI 

[Add. 17,239, foU. 1—16.] 

CCLXXIX. 

Two paper leaves, about 8 in. by 5^, with 
from 20 to 22 lines in each page. They con- 
tain part of the order of the celebration of 
the holy Eucharist, with lessons from the 
Gospels and Epistles, written in a fair hand 
of the xiv*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,738, foil. 35 and 36.] 

CCLXXX. 

Two paper leaves, about 7 in. by 5 J. They 
contain part of the order of the celebration 
of the holy Eucharist, written in a fair hand 
of the xv*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,737, foU. 63 and 64.] 

CCLXXXI. 

Eight paper leaves, about 5f in. by 3^, 
with from 14 to 16 Unes in each page. They 
contain the order of the celebration of the 
holy Eucharist (imperfect at the beginning), 
written in a good hand of the xv*^ cent., with 
occasional Greek and Syriac vowels. 

The colophon informs us that this manu- 



script belonged to Rabban Thomas bar Mas^ud: 
^..^1^3 coiujaii vy f^ (sic) Auf^AaaaLSQ >ix. 

[Add. 17,269, foU. 81—88.] 

CCLXXXII. 

Paper, about 12| in. by 7, consisting of 
49 leaves, some of which are slightly soiled 
and torn, especially foU. 1 and 26. The 
quires, signed with letters, are five in 
number. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 21 to 26 lines. This volume 
is written in a good, Nestorian hand, with 
numerous vowels, dated A.D. 1740, and con- 
tains — . 

1. The order of the celebration of Mass, 
according to the use of the Chaldaeans or 
Nestorian converts to the Church at B/ome, 
with an Arabic translation, in Syriac cha- 
racters, in parallel colimms. Fol. 1 a. 

2. 4 V>A<i fci , or dimissory hymns, for 
sundry occasions, in Arabic only ; viz. 

a. The Nativity, by the patriarch Joseph 

II * ^i\2o ^Z^ ciZl2 •puftxa 

Eol. 34 b. Beginning : 

Zi 

h. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, ^ifX^ ^ wA^ O^l^w ^ 
yf -^ w% ^ Eol. 36 a. Beginning : - ** V V ^ 

* See Assem., BibL Or., t ii., p. 457; Le Quien, Or. 
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0. The same, by the patriarch Joseph I.* 
d. Any of the festivals of our Lord, by 

Joseph I. \t i \ ? V « \? ija>!2 ^2^3u* 

Fol. 37 a. Beginning: ^^ '^ ^^> O^Z^ 

•t« J^\y\l « This is alphabetical. 

3. The Epistle and Gk>spel for the days 
of the week, commencing with Sunday, in 

Arabic only: Of i iZ ^ \ *1 X^^rO 

'jaUi \^j!i2o Obhisbi oAai >iVi>A 

Pol. 38 a. 

The subscription, fol. 49 a, states that 
this manuscript was written by the deacon 
Michael, son of the metropolitan Basil, of 

'Ain Tannur, A.D. 1740. ^OuSLa O^ V l- ^ 



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Oriens Christ, t. ii., col. 1161. 



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[Add. 25,874.] 



ccLxxxni. 

Paper, 11 in. by 8f, consisting of 186 
leaves. The quires, signed with letters, are 
18 in number. There are from 19 to 30 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
good, regular hand, dated A.D. 1549, and 
contains — 

1. The principal oflGices of the MUsale 
Momcmvm^ from the first Sunday in Advent 
to the 24*^ Sunday after Pentecost, in the 
Latin language, but written in Syriac cha- 
racters. Headings in Arabic are in many 
cases prefixed. The services commence thus, 
foL 3 a. 

r . . •' •' * .•* * •■ 



7^ 



M#M A *X X *XAA 

y\ 7 . V . •••. '^ •• 

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Br<di^ 



.mala ^ •tt^fiuAi^ IoaT »9\f^ JV^i%rdlf^ 

X «# 

Xo. FoLieOa. 

3. The prayer for the Holy Spirit, for 
different occasions : ^j».SsS\ ^^j^ ^J!^ u^j) ^ 

•• J* ## 

H f «# 

aire >ioa..^ff du-fi9r^ ^odi-u09flu^ iiK' 
jLo : reWi\e\f^a» . Fol. 162 a. 



, XV y ^ V y 



lf^9 f^lik 



if^. 



4. A collection of Anaphoras in Syriac; yiz. 
a, OfDionysius bar Salibi, bishop of Amid: 

' 

•fl»CUfi0OJU0U9 

X K 

Fol. 166 a. 

y^ y y 
h. Of Xystns, bishop of Eome: f<ia&f^iit^ 

FoL 167 a. 
<^. Of S. John the Evangelist : f^ia&i^iif^ 

f<\aul<^^'^'^ f^^' • Fol. 170 a. 

5. Lessons from the Epistle to the Philip- 
pians, ch. i. 1 — ^11, and the (Jospel of S. 
John, ch. V. 25 — 29; with a procemium, 

f^id^.i ^^^aasxiaiay and a sedra, all in 

Syriac. FoL 175 a. 

6. Another Ordo Wssae : j^r^iair^ jokL 

OCR Jk%^f^6 .A^iartdf^ *a.iii^ Jial 

t^i& «\dA\rtb ^f^iso . Fol. 180 a. This 
is followed by the JIGssa de S. Trmitate, 
foL 180 h; de Spiritu Sancto, fol. 181 b; de 
Sancta Cruce^ fol. 183 a; and de S. Maria, 
fol. 183 b. 

A note on fol. 174 b informs us that 
the book was written by Moses,* the 
son of Isaac, from Maridin, for the 
Abyssinian bishop Sahyiin ibn Levi, in the 
convent of the Abyssinians dedicated to 
S. Stephen at Rome, A.D. 1550 (read 

1549), when Paul III. was Pope, y^horf 
cniXr^ .ir^lA^ Xxu^r^ X^ JlL . ArtoaaXre' 



♦ Apparently the well known Moses Mardenus or Me- 
redinseus. See Assemani, BibL Dr., t. I, p. 535. 



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Another note, on fol. 179 a, mentions the 
names of several Cardinals and other persons. 

>ir^A^»Xv<' •Atir^ ,Obi\\\f< ^fiftjjAf< .af^f^ 



V 

Klu.i\v^ 0D.1CD Vfk cni\\i .aiAr^ .Sui^r^ 

^cu»iAv<' ^^iaAv^" vvir^laMlft" Ar^.iiAAK' 
A^i Ak:iivAv<'o • jaa^ir^r^ . ,nu^\f^ 

AkI^^i^pC' «amv^ »fl9r<lAr^ ,\i^\^ ^ 
«^r^l ^ Kl^v<^o • oa!Ar^^v<^.ia CQlfiLjjAf^ 
^ Ai*a>i\\f<^ • •fi9cAa&0 »fl9oO^ •fiBAttalr^ 
UU^v^" •av^v<' .aiiKlSk • i^v^" AK^oi^ft" 
K!iKl*ir^£9Q iftfiaen ,ftiiftin\r^a . f^&r^&Aft' 

On fol. 2 6 there is an ornamented cross. 

Fol. 1 contains some account of the con- 
tents of the book, in Latin, but erroneous in 
several particulars. 

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CCLXXXIV. 

VellTun, about 6f in. by 4J, consisting of 
108 leaves, some of which are stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1 — 4 and 96 — 98. The 
quires, signed with letters, were originally 
at least 16 in number (fol. 108 5, .v) ; but 
several of them are either imperfect or alto- 
gether wanting, there being lacunse after 
foil. 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 16, 26, 34, 94 and 98. Each 
page has from 20 to 26 lines. The writing 
is small and neat, of the ix*^ or x*^ cent., 
except fol. 1, which is somewhat later. This 
volume is — 

A Sacerdotal, or book containing every- 
thing necessary for the Offices of a Priest.* 
Title, fol. 1 h : r^Lu-^xa^ «^cub ^.^^.n oaLus A^ 
. K!zftZQ.n f<frt%\ •aoiii^.t ^isM 

1. A collection of Anaphoras. 

a. Introductory Prayers ; imperfect. Pol. 
IJ. 

b. The Anaphora of S. James, ftSa&ire 

* The contents of the f^xoea.! rCfiaftS^, f<iunl& 

f^x&zai , or Priest's Office-book, correspond in part to 
those of the Greek Ev^oAoyiov* See the edition of Goar, 
Paris, 1647. 



>LLnof<^.n r^cuksm^x^a . Imperfect. Pol. 
2 J. 

c. A sedra, with its concluding prayer; 
imperfect. Pol. 6 a. 

d. The Anaphora of Gregory Nazianzen, 

Imperfect. Pol. 6 a. On the margin of 
fol. 6 a there is the following note : ftSa^ur^ 



2. The Order of Baptism of Severus*; im- 
perfect both at the begiTming and end. 
Pol. 9 a. 

3. The Order of the Consecration of Water 
on the Epiphany, kUu.^^ r^^ vynos ; im- 
perfect at the beginning. Pol. 16 a. 

4. A large collection of Sedras and Prayers 
for the whole year. PoL 19 ft. Among 
these may be noted— 

a. The Order of the Washing of Peet, 



* See Assemani, Codex Liturgicus Ecclesise Umversse, 
t il, p. 261, t ill, pp. 168, 175 ; Denzinger, Ritus Orien- 
talium, t, L, p. 302, 

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b. TheOrderof the Adoration of the Cross, 

^A^iL •:uL^.*i f^hsxsnJ\ nils • Imperfect. 
Fol. 33 b. 

c. Two sedras of Mar John,* ^cui^n.^ ; 
fol. 56 a, f^h\aa^h\n9 and fol. 65 b, r^MSoCi^n . 

d. A sedra of Athanasiiis,t patriarch of 

Antioch, tisa t^ju^nn • rtHjJJ^.n fd!ii.Mf^ 

f^x^LA^f^:! rdskv»i^ »fl9GLAjBaJ^f<^. Eol. 
73 J. 

5. A collection of Prayers far various 
occasions ; imperfect at the end. Eol. 90 a. 
Among them may be noted several that are 
arranged alphabetically, ^ i i n.n r^^oA^ 
iua j^f^ A^ ^njj»:i : r^iusnisa, fol. 102 a. 
One of these is ascribed to Mar Cyriacus,t 
r^flunoo >isa.n , fol. 107 a. 

On fol. 1 a there are two notes. Of the 
first, which has been designedly erased, 
nothing is distinctly legible but the words 
f<\^AAi0r^:i K!A*4€Lfi9.n r^v.n.n in the last line. 
The other, which is also much torn and 
effaced, shows that the volume once be- 
longed to a monk of Tagrit, whose name 
appears to have been Malchus. ^ ^^f^ 

i^iii*.T2«[.i] dnjsn .so^ fdiia . Kl*v.n ^a 

iuKfV^ft&a >iuv<^ 



CUCD 



f<iSkSa2n A^ 



[Add. 14,494.] 



* John I., or John of the Sedras (^jlucju 
,CDDi3-fi93) , patriarch of Antioch. See Assemani, BibL 
Or., t ii., p. 334. 

t Athanasius II. (of Balad). See Assemani, Bibl. Dr., 
t. ii., p. 335. 

{ Cyriacus of Telia. See Add. 14,525, foL 68 a. 



CCLXXXV. 

Vellimi, about 6J in. by 4^, consisting of 
116 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially folL 1 — 4, 104, and 113 
— ^116. The quires, signed with letters, were 
at least 17 in number, but the greater part 
of the first five and of the seventeenth is lost. 
Leaves are wanting after foil. 4, 6, 16, 64, 
103, 114 and 115. There are from 19 to 23 
lines in each page. This volume is written 
in a neat, regular hand of the ix*** or x*^ 
cent., and contains — 

A Sacerdotal or Priest's OflBloe-book. The 
running title, at the end of each quire, is 

1. The Anaphora of S. James ; imperfect. 
Fol. 1 a. 

2. Fragment of another Anaphora. Fol. 
5 a. 

3. The Order of Baptism, of Severus ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 7 a. 

4. The Order of the Consecration of Water 
on this Epiphany, r^]fia.n Klskios.! f<frt>\ 
r^Uu.n Aua.n f<%\\n f^oco.n ; imperfect. Fol. 
17 a. 

6. A collection of Sedras and Prayers, 
•fiai\^A&.n re'i.uto.n f^flsft^. Fol. 19 a. These 
sedras are 22 in number, and among them 
are two ascribed to John the Patriarch, fol. 
26 a, rd»D^.n f^sofiaa.! f^^x» , and foL 68 a, 

6. A collection of propitiatory or expiatory 
Prayers, os^ Ask.n r^Afi9Cu».n re'^iicA^, ten in 
number. Fol. 74 a. 

7. A collection of Prooemia and various 
other Prayers. Fol. 81 a. One of them is 
ascribed to Basil, A^.n • rdsuoa.! reiicA^ 
r^4jLa.Tsa iua.i r^id^», fol. 83 b; others to 
John the Patriarch, fol. 98 a, Aiua.<i r^iioL: 

and fol. 107 a, . rcik^sn*is« diua.n t^iioi^ 

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CCLXXXVL 

Vellum, about lOf in. by 6f , consisting of 
189 leaye8» some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foIL 1, 2, and 184 — ^189. 
The quires, 19 in number, are signed with 
letters. There are from 30 to 46 lines in 
each page. It is written in a good, regular 
hand of about the x*^ cent., and contains — 

A Sacerdotal. Title, fol. 2 ft : 

• KSabOLA^ T^iunl^ 

1. A collection of Anaphoras. 

a. Introductory Prayers, r^^oX^, Pro- 
cemia or Prefaces, ^.^oaota , and Sedras, 
ve\%s» • Pol. 2 J. 

h. The Anaphora of S. James, as revised 
by Jacob of Edessa : »isa rdztriAa r^ia&ir^ 

f^iuu> f^no^ • ^.^3^.1 »cocu»f< •aAn\i 

f cniOT^a #aAn\a %%snx • Pol. 4 h. 

c. Of Cyril, ^flffoLnao Klau:iA.t f^ia&ii^. 
Pol. 9 a. 

d. Of the holy Apostles, r^nouA^jife 
f^suxn rdWliLa . Pol. 13 b. 

e. Of Celestine, bishop of Rome, rdaioo 
(sic) f<!Ma3n:i tt^^knnftti^T^ .>flpnit\fti\n .lai . 
Pol. 15 6. 

/. Of Julius, bishop of Rome, T^4a&iv<' 
jtooAcu rdzftna.! • PoL 19 a. 

g. The Signing of the Cup, or Benediction 
of the Chalice, of Severus of Antioch, 
according to a new revision: rdxas^ >x.i 

reiuiM r^io^ %M^. Pol. 21 a. 

h. The Prayer of the Blessing of the Bread, 
KlsauLn fc'^noa^ r^i^cA^ • Pol. 22 a. 

2. A collection of Prooemia or Prefaces : 

Pol. 22 h. 

3. A large collection of Sedras and Prayers, 
for the circle of the whole year: rdauA!^ 
ft^us. it^n fc'i.tm.i . Pol. 25 &. 



a. f^u^ Anoo.! , the Consecration of the 
Church. Pol. 25 ft. 

h. r^iAi3 a^3 % the Annunciation of Za« 
charias. Pol. 27 a. 

0. "Suil* >*i».i ^afl»a , the Annunciation 
of the blessed Virgin. Pol. 28 a. 

d. •^AxAv<' .v»^ >fti2n3 f<^iAif<!M.n , the 
Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Pol. 30 ft. 

e. ^cua co.iAQ».t, the Nativity of S. 
John the Baptist. Pol. 30 ft. 

/. K'.iJL.^ rdKft.ia K'aK!^:! , the Nativity of 
our Lord. Pol. 31 ft. 

g. >ftisa rettAv^" ^.iJL T^iubaA.t, the 
Commemoration of the blessed Virgin. Pol. 
34 ft. Including •a^^r^r^.^ f^.iL.i f^\7»^ 
a sedra of the Nativity of our Lord, omitted 
in its proper place. Pol. 87 a. 

h. r^Uu9 Aua.i i^lfisji^, the Epiphany. 
Pol. 39 a. 

i. f^xsn:ksn ^cu A^a, S. John the Bap- 
tist. PoL 42 ft. 

J. feiu.nosa!biM Aua.^ , of the Baptistery or 
Pont. Pol. 43 ft. 

k. r^idft^Mio .IflD «.^aaJ9u.a, S. Simeon 
the Aged and the Presentation of our Lord. 
Pol. 44 ft. 

1. r<Xsxn f<!MO^ r^ol^o f<^i:iJ9» , Lent. 
Pol. 45 ft. To which are added f^4.vfl» 
o^n f<nTn.iai.n f<i&«isa.i^.n , sedras of the 
Miracles for the Sundays of Lent. Pol. 48 a. 

m. rdi^l.ov^'.n f<^i.iJ]9 , Pahn Sunday. Pol. 
50 ft. 

n. k:zu:i f^\%so , Passion or Holy Week. 
Pol. 52 ft. 

0. f^lajl^ f<^(^cA^o r^HriJto, of the holy 
Cross. Pol. 55 a. Including r^i^v^" t<\x» 
a3^o.va .s^^T^ f^3 . r^acM.! , a sedra 
of the Passion, omitted in its proper place. 
Pol. 58 ft. 

r^iub.1^ , Easter Sunday. Pol. 59 ft. 

of the Dispensation of the Saviour. PoL 63 a. 
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e^KSsL «...ogq1^3 v^'^&ioL:, prayers for 
I Festivals. Fol. 68 a. 

a , New or Low Sunday. Pol. 70 a. 
IcAflUto.! rdKft.ia rt^3f<!^3 v<'(^aL:o r^i.tfl9, 
Kjension of our Lord. EoL 71 a. 

308t. Eol. 72 a. 

lZft.10 f^wix..! ftlaiak0.ia r^i^ol^o K'n.tm, 

ommemoration of the holy Apostles. 

i, the Commemoration of the holy 
rs. Eol. 75 b. 

on sedras of the blessed Virgin and 
lints. Eol. 79 b. 

^^^ana r^i^a\n r^^oLlo f^*ix» 
n , for the obsequies and commemora- 
f Monks. EoL87 6. 
^:ulk. A^9 f^kol^o f^Hruto, for the 
Eol. 90 a. 

xvao f^f<^o f^icaau3» for every day, 
ally on Vigils, Festivals and Comme- 
ions. Eol. 97 a. They bear the sepa- 
tles ^aA^.n , v^'kcui^s^a.n , f^Afl9cu».i , 
'kaA*k.i . One is entitled rd» f^\x» 
i ar^ fecial jur^ Aftii.3, "when a 
enters into a house or convent," fol. 
>; another, fol. 108 d, t^^auL^ioQ 
> A& liia [v^^ai&aL&iea], or supplica- 
ifter every sedra; and the last, fol. 

^ai**iA A^.n v^'^oA^, prayers for the 



Eol. 110 a. 



Af^^.n KiM f^^oA. 



when a priest enters a house. Eol. 



tUif^" , ^^ .n f^!ao ft'^oA^ , prayer when 
sets a brother. Eol. 110 b. 



»..ooD^o:u9 os^^v^", prooemia, omitted in 
their proper places. Eol. 110.6. 

prayers to be said after the Miserere, fol. 
Ill a; and niia «JiMr^ik2na r^AioA^ 
Moia ft^\m^\ ^„ocriina\ , prayers to be 
said after the Beatitudes, fol. Ill ft. 

17. ^aA^.n KLzjaoi.! v<^(iioA^o f^.iJ9»9 sedras 
and prayers for the Evening (Vespers) of 
every day. EoL 112 b. 

e. f<^i^afl».n r^^oL:, prayers for Com- 
pline. Eol. 115 a. 

I. f^AXn r^^oA^o f^i.u9»9 sedra and 
prayers for the Noctums. EoL 116 a. 

K. ^aA^3 kS.^.! r^^oLio f^'ixso , sedras 
and prayers for the Morning. Eol. 118 b. 

sedra for the Dead, omitted in its proper 
place, fol. 122 a; v^'.oai^.i rdiiMft", another 
for the Dead, fol. 123 a. 

co^o.va , sedra for the Miracles, omitted in 
its proper place. Eol. 123 b. 

prayers between the marmiydthd of every 
day. Eol. 124 a. 

^aA^.n , prayers at the conclusion of each 
daily service. Eol. 130 a. 

0. f^:»i4&.n ft'iioL: , prayers whilst using 
incense at various festivals. Eol. 132 a. 

TT. Prayers for the Nativity, Epiphany, 
and Commemoration of the blessed Virgin, 
omitted in their proper places. Eol. 137 a. 

p. r^lsaik. A^.i fC^iioA^ AufkDf^ K^ifikoos. 
fdsoAaa , prayers for the people, in the b^a 
or sanctuary. Eol. 137 b. 

-<r. kLv.i A^.n f<^(^aL:, prayers for monks. 
Eol. 140 J. 

v^'iAa&rdn , graces after the evening meal. 
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V. f^ioii^^ T^^oX^n f^u»f<f<^n3-fi9, other 
graces for meat, foL 142 b ; and r^^^iM A^ » 
for drink, fol. 144 a. 

<fe. ^\ \^n f^hioluxsh r^iiol^, miscel- 
laneous prayers. Fol. 144 a. Among them 
is one ascribed to Timothy (of Alexandria), 
jKufl^nco ^. f^ikn juf^ A:w , for a man who 
abjures a heresy, fol. 145 a. 

4. ^i^iea.n ^A*Kll r^.\Aa&o r^icooi 
f^hicacQALf admonitions and injunctions 
to those who enter the priesthood. Pol. 
146 a. Beginning: ^t^n M#f^«^.\Ml ,p.ii 

T^ia»r^l90 r^iu^iao f^h^lu^i^sn • r^^^r^^o 

• JLO f^iaio^ CI19.1 • Kluiv<^i r^coOA AufkOr^ 

We here find an extract from the book of 
Clement of B/ome, .ftn^\n.^, called the Testa- 
ment of our Lord, ^^^.n pn^hiMn . Eol. 147 b. 
Beginning: r^iuL^a.^ .. i»f^ ^.n ,ftn^\n 

rdiA^v<^io .soil •..^oif^ jsXf^ .. «^^oopa^ 

>i.^ ^^.ooom r^4jLa.Tsa ^A*f^io • r^jjiaoib 

5. A Collection of Ecclesiastical Canons. 
a. Canons of Jacob of Edessa, contained 

in a letter to John the Stylite: rdiaila 

^flu t\sn iiol ^.1 oA ^iwiSQ •:• >cDiOf^.i 
f^iuiA •aWAuLp.i f^x^ei^f^. Eol. 148 a. 
Beginning: >isQ r^ioAsno K!&^ kU>v^ 

. r^3 u^\ f^uaa r^Ukfiosn ,aAn\i • r^iui^ 



5. Canons of John, bishop of Telia, ad- 
dressed to the priest Sergius: Za3 rdicua 

• fdx..n<xo iua3 r^H-2^0ito \\r\ . rdacAaLo 

Eol. 150 a. This piece is in the form of a 
dialogue between a teacher and his disciple, 

and begins : r^f<!M ^rf ^j^i^^rTT^^^^Sk^ 

^^mi^o\as^\ A\^o f^Lnao a^eoosi jLsnhsxsf^n 

fdan rdlr^M r<ocria.n A\^ ^..r^isiav^' r^lai 
iuAXiA ^..00001.1 f^jSQiJi ^ *iV * f"^^*^ 

See liamy, Dissertatio de Syrorum Eide et 
Disciplina in Be Eucharistica (Louvain, 
1859), p. 62. 

c. Other Canons of John of Telia, ooL^ 

f^ofdiLa . Eol. 151 b. Beginning : i^ 
^..oaiflD^ f^.no •:• oaA^icd >i^ ^..^Ar^ii 

w\io vv^vaioa f^a.^.n •a^AvA.^ \\p(t 

d. Beplies to questions addressed by the 
Orientals to the holy Eathers. Eol. 162 b. 

oocoo • r^^oiaLav^ Klx.*3-aA ^^.ttoauAv^ax. 
^ o.TSA^3 ^A*f^ • r<l2ia\jk& t^a& «.^oA 

f^n ^A*f^ r^abr^ 






f^n 



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ia . hiMHSluf^ r^f< . ^r^i^oi ^3 old 

On excommxuiication, etc. : r<juxnn ooLa 

lui^a ^ ^3l»'iea.n Kik4ii«»f<^o .ftSsnaai^o 

QoLn . Pol. 157 a. 

Other extracts. Pol. 167 b. 

k. A question addressed to Basil, with his 

'ol. 159 a. Beginning: r^oa^ Aur^ ...j^ 
s^i^o • >oio Aolio ,^i\a .aaL^o ^^^k^a 
coisncxo ffiLxnsna fc^iuia : rdzftna KU>oiA 

Z. Extracts from the metrical discourse of 
acob of Batnae on Joshua, showing that we 
tiould not despise excommunication : rdz* .ia.n 

£m vuA J^au f^.n A:w • ^.^ia . PoL 
59 a. Beginning : KftJlaa Anti^.n A-& 
n iiV* »^ rd&*ii«* • Aai»ia qa3 KlMi^.n 

m. Extracts from Cyril of Alexandria, 
D»aLiflLo r<ss%^n . Pol. 159 b. 

n. Extracts from Epiphanius, X-09 
sodLMi^j^f^. Pol. 160 a. 

o. Canons of Cyriacus the patriarch and 
he bishops who were with him: rdicua 

aea:^..! . Pol. 160 a. See Assemani, Bibl. 
)rient., t. ii., pp. 116 and 34i2. 

6. The Order of the Consecration of Water 
n the Epiphany : i^jm voaa.n r^Ltt^S^ 

diUia . r6iJ.i Aus.i . Pol. 162 b. 

7. The Order of the Consecration of the 
branches on Palm Sunday : vviaa.i ttlxo^ 

^iaJLof^.n rd^aa^un . r^cj» .^ Pol. 163 b. 



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8. The Order of the Washing of Feet, 
r^iA^^ r^A\^L3 f^Ji^ . Pol. 164 a. 

9. Versicles from the Psalms, to be 
chanted at the elevation of the Cross : 

f<9f^k^ ai^VM3 f^iaoff .f^SLil^. FoL 

165 a. 

10. The Order of Baptism, of Severus: 
f^or<lfl» >isa.n Klau9-o ^xa^:^n f<Uf\ • Pol. 

166 ft. 

11. a. The Benediction of the Wedding, 
rings, f<^(^oi.AaiM.i peiiov-:^. vynoa. Pol. 
170 b. ^ 

b. The Benediction of the Bridegroom and 
Bride, rA^a r^hu^n rdskios . Pol. 170 b. 

c. The Benediction of the Crowns or Gar- 
lands, rdUiL A^ . Pol. 171ft. 

d. The Benediction of the Groomsmen 
((nWeio/ot), ft^linT.OT A^a . Pol. 171 ft. 

12. Sedras for yarious occasions, omitted 
in their proper places. Pol. 172 a. 

13. The Order of Tonsure, f<^aito.n rdflsft^ 
r^v»9.i, fol. 176 a; including a prayer of 
Jacob of Batnae, fol. 176 ft, and an exhorta- 
tion, fol. 178 ft. 

14i. That a bishop or priest must not ad- 
minister the holy Eucharist to himself, when 
another is with him : \%\i, rdA^ >cb 1\^ 

m^MX oA •auia.i fdM^ r^iv^'H^ (sic) j&oAuli • 
Pol. 179 ft. 

15. a. Canons of Jacob of Edessa, ad- 
dressed to the priest Addai: >isa.n rdiaiS 

A^ ^ ^^a^iek . Pol. 179 ft. Compare de 
Lagarde, B/cliquisa juris ecclesiast.antiquiss., 
p. V4^ etc., and Lamy, Dissertatio etc., 
p. 98. 

ft. Other Canons of Jacob, ^€kJo:^n coLn • 
Pol. 181 ft. 

16. a. Various forms of Salutation, in 
Arabic, but written in the Syriac character : 

iuf^iafl» ^'^o . r^iuj2^ f<^(^cA^ . Pol. 



181 ft. Beginning : Ard^^if . f^ixm^ iZs 
v^:^ ^3f<o xjsJif< cocuf^ 






%A^UmX^ ^3f<0 XaSnlf^ COCUf^ UVf 

ft. Syriac forms of Salutation on present- 
ing one's self before a newly appointed amir> 
r^iuiM T^iiMT^ .1^ Ki^iLjaQ.! • Pol. 182 a. 

17. A prayer to be used on the Thursday 
of Passion or Holy Week, instead of the 

oratio pacis : r^T^un oA isar^n . r^^^cA^ 

Pol. 182 ft. 

18. The Anaphora of Clement, bishop of 

Biome : • ,mi^\n >i2n f^jun^:^ rtSoAJife 

^,^n^^T..^ ai:i.^dA^ • »aon.^ juiOMSkr^. Pol. 
183 a. 

19. Various sedras and prayers. Pol. 186 a. 
Among them is one entitled '^the prayer 
which S. John (the Baptist) taught his dis- 
ciples," [K:i9^a:kM] ^cu »sAf<9 T^<^cA^ 
>coo.v»AiA , fol. 188 a. 

On fol. 189 a are written, in the same 
hand as the rest of the book, the words : 

\hu OT^ f^ik or^ r^ia.! Ask >i:&a^i3 

•sd^o J^aXo J^ij9».t f^A^ A^ f^l^ 

Lower down, there is an anathema in a 
more recent hand, similar to that of the 
prooemium on fd. 70 ft. 

A still later hand ha|9 added some sedras 
and prayers on foil. 1 a, 86 a, and 189 ft, and 
drawn up, on fol. 1 ft, an index to the con- 
tents of the whole volume, •x.iafio j^xsncLo 
f^JiaS\ (see fol. 2 a). 

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Vellum, about 9 in. by 6|, consisting of 
93 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 6, 13, 14, 22 — 24, 



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J 19 or 20 in 
s. Leaves are 
1 end, as well 
bere are from 
This volume, 
>ut, is written 
it the x*^ cent., 



ras and other 

iac Liturgy by 
at the begin- 

. See Asse- 

479 foU. The 
ibly from that 
bllowing pas- 
ompared with 
22, suffices to 



d sedras; im- 

ine, bishop of 
<!SCD r^laiCLo 
SftAa . Fol. 5 a. 
>me: r^ia&ir^ 



»aona f^^kAnftiiftf^ •mclAcu rdzftsa^ • Im- 
perfect. Pol. 10 h. 

e. Of Gregory Nazianzen ; imperfect. Fol. 
18 a. 

/. Of the holy Apostles : t^^oAJkr^ 
rdKft.iJi kUmIs.3 • Pol. 15 a. 

g. The Signing of the Cup, or Benediction 
of the Chalice, of Severus: r^tts^ >jli 

rfhsa^ re^ioii . FoL 18 b. 

h. Eucharistic prayers, including one of 
Gregory (Nazianzen) : f<XMnnn (sic) r^^v^r^ 

>flpfluv^i^. Fol. 20 a. 
i. The Benediction of the Chalice, of Basil : 

i^ittLAS . Fol. 21 a. Followed by a prayer, 
fol. 22 b. 

y. Exposition of the Order of Baptism, 
probably by Jacob of Edessa ; a mere frag- 
ment. Fol. 23 a. Followed by a short ex- 
position, entitled: it^n t.o^ ^ ^oh\ 

f^:x*3B, of which the subscription is : oanlx. 
f<ssa:^.n ft^ffiT.A^g r^iftS . Fol. 23 a. 

k. The Order of Baptism, of Severus: 
[v<'vof^]fl» >TaQ.i rdKft.ia f<^.tsa:k.3 KCftLJb2^ . 
Imperfect. Fol. 23 6. 

1. The Order of the Consecration of Water 
on the Epiphany ; imperfect. Fol. 26 a,. 

m. Another Order of the Consecration of 
Water, drawn up by Jacob of Edessa: 

^\^ jttua f^^ vynos^ K!iiMf^ r^io^ 

Imperfect. Fol. 28 b. 

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the whole year: ^JL*ijL» ^-^:i «^sioii 
r^fiuJi^- «^.doq1^9 rt^^ol^o [v<'i.Tfi9] •aAiftJdoA 
r^hiix^ ft'^rtlaLo • Imperfect. FoL 29 a. 
Among them are — 

Prayers arranged alphabetically. Eoll. 31 a, 
38 b, 4Q b. 

The Order of the Washing of Feet : rdfiu^ 

Fol. 64 a. 

Sedras of John the patriarch ; fol. 87 b, 
rd4fl9flui.i ; fol. 89 b, cu^snn^t^n ^^^a^ A^ 

Nearly the whole of this volume is pa* 
limpsest, the scribe haying made use of 
parts of at least three older manuscripts. 

One of these is written in two columns, in 
a good Estrangela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent, 
(see, for example, foil. 5, 7—10, 12, 16, 17, 
27, 28, 75, 76, 83, etc.), and seems to have 
comprised the books of Joshua and Judges, 
according to the Teshitta version. For in- 
stance, fol. 7 contains Joshua vii. 7—16; 
fol. 8 ft. Judges ii. 22— iii. 9; fol. 75, Judges 
X. 1 — 15 ; fol. 76, Judges xiii. 14 — ^xiv. 8 ; 
and fol. 83, Joshua xiv. 7 — ^xv. 8. On fol. 
17 b we find the title of a lesson, r^Li^ia 

From a second manuscript, written in a 
fine Estrangela of the vi*^ cent., but not 
divided into columns, are taken, for example, 
foil. 42, 43, 69 and 70. The contents cannot 
be stated with certainty, though rubrics are 
still partially legible on foil. 69 b and 70 a. 

The greater portion of the book, however, 
appears to have belonged to a manuscript of 
the vii**" cent., written in two columns, in 
a small, neat Estrangela, containing the 
second part of the treatise of Severus against 
Joannes Qrammaticus of CsBsarea, as is evi- 
dent from the running title on fol. 84 J, 

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CCLXXXYin. 

Twenty vellum leaves, about 7i in. by 5^^ 
several of which are much stained and torn 
(Add. 14,525, foU. 56—75). The writing is 
neat and regular, of the x*^ cent*, with firom 
16 to 22 lines in each page. They formed 
part of a Sacerdotal, and now contain — 

1. Part of a sedra. Fol. 66 a. 

2. The Anaphora of John, bishop of Bosra, 
rd^i^os ^cu rdKft.iao k1aAu>:i r^no&ir^ 
(see Eenaudot, liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 421, 
and Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. ii., p. 97). Im- 
perfect. Fol. 66 b. 

3. The Benediction of the Chalice, of 
Severus, f^nord^o >tSQ rdCftna^ fdfim j^xA 
f^hsLsxsn n^i\Oi\iT^ rdskvi^ . Imperfect. 
Fol. 67 a. 

4. Prayers, in part alphabetical, ascribed to 
Cyriacus of Telia, f^^.n f<au»nflLo k1au»3 . 
Imperfect. Fol. 68 a. 

6. The Order of the Consecration of Water ; 
imperfect. Fol. 72 a. 
6. A prayer; imperfect. Fol. 74 a. 

[Add. 14,625, foU. 66—76.] 

CCLXXXIX. 

Twelve vellum leaves, about 7 in. by 5|, 
all more or less torn (Add. 14,667, foil. 17 — 
28). There are from 17 to 23 lines in each 
page. The writing is of the x**^ or xi*** cent. 
They formed part of a Sacerdotal and con- 
tain — 

1. Prayers, prooemia, and sedras, intro- 
ductory to the celebration of the holy Eucha- 
rist. Imperfect. Fol. 17 a. 

2. An Anaphora; imperfect both at the 
beginning and end. Fol. 23 a. 

These leaves are palimpsest, but the ori- 
ginal Estrangela writing has been almost 
completely effistced. 

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1, about 10^ in. by 7f , consisting of 
>s, some of which are much stained 
especially foil. 1, 66, 166, and 166. 
js, signed with letters, are, according 
resent signatures, 22 in number. 
ive wanting at the beginning, and 
. 1, 2, 65, 73, 84, 124, 126, 140, 156, 
, 175, 176, 178,181, and 182. There 
26 to 35 lines in each page. The 
is good and regular, of the x*^ or 
.; but foil. 1—10, 66—70, and 

2, are somewhat later than the rest, 
luscript contains — 

srdotal, comprising — 
dous prayers and sedras, to be used 
lebration of the Holy Eucharist, 
yers; viz. 

if^'a . Fol. 1 a. 

^4X..i<Xo •x.o.ubA A:^.! r^n mT9^ i\ 

jlsox. • Eol. 1 a. 

.. ftl^acuo f^^oijA noft^w.n rd» oaa[ftA 

ol. 1 a. 



n f^^ol^ 



fdloa^ ^oA f^^ 



o.n r^^cA^ 



[5t. Eol. 1 b. 

Iras ; imperfect. Eol. 2 a. 

tyers : i t^Tirn ^qA f^l^.n r^^oL: 

I f^^jLSQi T^XM . Eol. 8 a. 






2. A collection of Anaphoras ; viz. 

a. Of the twelve Apostles, f<naAfd4r< 
kUmIx. ^fti^niui . Eol. 11 b. 

b. Of S. James, r<ss:ina KlutoM.n r<^cJ^r^f< 
.^.^Mi tcofluif^ >aan\i >isQ • Eol. 13 i. 

c. Of Ignatius, •sioo AufkOf^ f<na&r^r< 

{f^iiXM f^no^ v^«^)« ^ol. 18 b. See 

Benaudot, Liturg. Orient., t. ii., p. 215. 

d. Of Dionysius the Areopagite, r^na&i^i^ 

(r^4iu.T» . Eol. 23 b. 

e. Of Cyril of Jerusalem (sic), KSo&r^r^ 

rdi^ncu^ . Eol. 28 b. 

f. Of Gregory Nazianzen, 

•MO^ofC"^ •Mcui^i^rdKft.ia.^ . Eol. 33 a. 

3. Various Orders of Service ; viz, 
a. The Benediction of the Chalice. 

a. Of Severus of Antioch, . hUhl^ y^\ 
r^ncurtlflv >isa rdz*.!^.! • Eol. 41 a. 

p. Of JohnChrysostom, fc:flB^>x.n.nf^:flsft^ 
jjocaif^cu >isa rdKft.i^a • Eol. 41 b. 

b. The Order of Baptism. 

a. Of Severus, r^xsA^.! i^iAolorfo rdai^ 

r^A^AH^v^".! . Eol. 44 d. 

p. The same, abridged*: r<l4^ A.ncLo 
. i^vor<lfl» >isa rdKft.i^.n v^'iCL^i .rdii^f< 
1\^ v^'&icL&fittSkss.i vyr^ \ OHM >AA»^iife9 

. a^d . ^.*i-^ • Eol. 63 a. 
y. Of Timothy of Alexandria, r^J^js\ 

r^^i K:*i.TAjBttaAfe.i ff<!&vi^ • Eol. 53 b. 



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e. The Oonsecration of Water on the Epi- 
phany : • r^MM Aua3 i^jM vynos^ f<frt%\ 

FoL 60 6. * ^ 

4 A collection of Frooemia. 

a. Without title ; imperfect at the begin- 
ning. FoL 66 a. 

b. Before the sedras of the Anaphora, 
f^ia&irei^ f<i.Tfi» >:i^3 i^^«aa*H& • EoL 69 h. 

c. Before the sedras of the Dead^ K!«ai*H& 
T^ia^9 ^i^J» >:i-on • EoL 70 a. 

d. Before the sedras of Baptism, i^d«aa*i-& 
r^hsxMxn T^^3a2a^aa.n f^^ixso ^:i^3 • EoL 
70 6. 

5. A collection of Sedras for the circle of 
the whole year, i^AoaL.^ r^i-nflUi oLk^ f<^n» . 
FoL 71 b. The authors named are Marutha 
of Tagrit, foL 91 b ; Severus of Antioch, foil. 
136 a, 152 b ; and John of Antioch, foil. 
80 a, 101 a, 126 a, 131 6, 137 a, 160 ft, 161 ft, 
and 171 ft. 

a. The Nativity; imperfect. FoL 71 ft. 

ft. The Epiphany. EoL 76 ft. 

c. Lent. EoL 79 ft. The Miracles, f^\v» 
T^(^*is«.iiui ; imperfect. FoL 84 a. 

d. Palm Sunday. FoL 86 a. The Conse- 
cration of the Branches, vyios^ KCftLJb2^ 
rdskoito . EoL 87 a. 

^/The Order of the Washing of Feet, 
f^i\^^.i fdflsft\ . EoL 87 ft. 

/. The Passion and the Cross, rdau».n 
f^:ajl^.no . EoL 90 a. The Adoration of 
the Cross, it^i %\^n f^^^.^n r<m^\ • 
FoL 98 ft. 

g. The B/Csurrection of our Lord. FoL 
98 ft. 

h. New {or Low) Sunday. FoL 104 a. 

f^.n.TiiA reisolx. . FoL 106 a. 

J. The Ascension of our Lord, Foil. 106 ft 
and 108 ft. 



it. Pentecost. FoL 106 ft. 

2. The Dispensation of our Lord, f<m^\ 
r^^cuias^n.! T^H.i-fi9.n • FoL 109 ft. 

m. Of Repentance, f^h%aa^h% \^n , and of 
Propitiation or Expiation, ftlxfl9CUi.n, for 
various occasions. Imperfect. EoL 120 a. 

n. On entering a conyent or house, %^ 

FoL 147 a. 

0. For the evening, night, and morning, 
rdMftia.n f^.v» . FoL 148 a. 

p. For the blessed Virgin, the Saints, the 
Fathers, and the Dead. Imperfect. FoL 166a. 

q. For the Dead and at Funerals. Im- 
perfect. FoL 166 a. 

r. For the blessed Virgin, the Martyrs, 
the Saints, and the Apostles. Imperfect. 
FoL 176 a. 

6. Short ejaculations for various occasions. 
Imperfect. FoL 182 a. 

7. Prayers for various occasions. EoL 
183 a. 

Q?hat this manuscript became defective at 
an early period, may be seen from the mar- 
ginal note on foL 176 ft: i2L:k. ^^^^re 

. f^co kS.U9» ^^.qm ooea^flui iurc^jiAxa 

On the margin of fol. 90 a, we find the 
name of Zacchseus, r^^i^ »&i, and on the 
margin of foL 174 ft that of Bar-saimia, 
f^lj\»$ r^Mo^ia , evidently two readers. 

On the margin of foL 158 a, there is 
written, in Coptic letters, the name of 
Simeon, CYJUtcciift; followed by that of 
Abba Bishoi, A^fii&A. nij^uji, and then the 
words c|>'t' itA^iitAq, "God be merciful to 
himl" 

[Add. 17,128.] 

CCXCI. 

Vellimi, about7iin.by5|, consisting of 193 
leaves, a few of which are much stauied and 
QG 2 



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torn (Add. 14,667, foil. 29—38). There are 
19 or 20 lines in each page. The writing is 
good and regular, of the x*^ or xi*^ cent. 
They formed part of a Sacerdotal and con- 
tain — 

a. Fragments of an Anaphora. Foil. 29, 
30. 

h. Various sedras; e.g. i^lajA^.^ r^\%J» 

it^AaoiA , fol. 31 a; rd*A9flu>.t f^^i%J» , foU. 
32 a, 33 a; : 1^^01.100^50 du^or^ f^\%J» 

fol. 34 a ; ftlxfl9flui.n f^\%so , fol. 37 a. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 29—38.] 

CCXCIII. 

Vellum, ahout 8 J in. by 6f, consisting 
of 74 leaves, some of which are greatly 
stained and soiled. Fol. 34 is much torn. 
The quires, signed with letters, were origi- 
nally 8 in number (the last of 14 leayes), 
but the first is now missing. There are 
from 19 to 36 lines in each page. This 
volume is made up of portions of at least 
three manuscripts, of the x"* and xi*^ cen- 
turies, and contains — 

A Sacerdotal, comprising — 

1. The Anaphora of Gregory Nazianzen, 

• rCtiAf^ . ,Tin\o . rdZftnao • kIaAui.1 f^no&lr^ 

Fol. 1 a. 

2. A collection of Sedras and Prayers. 
Fol. 10 a. 

3. The Anaphora of S. James, according 
to the Greek recension, or that of Jacob of 

Edessa, • ^nn\i >isa rdKft.\A.n r^no&iv^' 

itlucu v<^io^ . Fol. 20 a. Subscription, 

fol. 25 a: >isa rdKft.u.t reia&ir^ AcoLl 



4. The lesser Order of the Consecration of 
Water for Baptism, by Fhiloxenus of Mabug, 
to be used in cases of necessity,* rdrnj^ 

Fol. 26 a. 

5. The Consecration of Water on the 
Epiphany, . r^Uu.n iua^ i^jM v^ios.^ rdsaft^ 

^.^ooal^ ^^^T 1.n cos (sic) ^1^^.^ ....OlciA 

Ho . Fol. 25 h. 

6. A collection of Sedras, Prayers and 
Graces (r^^afl»3 r^^^oL:), many of which 
are arranged alphabetically. Fol. 30 a. 
Among them are some ascribed to John the 
patriarch, As^a f^iusn*i29i diua.i r^^iicA^ 
Aua 3Xf^ A^ ^^a^iM.! • •..^^ fol. 38 b\ 
and a prayer of Philoxenus, r<sn r^hxe^^ 
op^as.^ ^ •xjf^ >f^lo3 , fol. 43 a. 

7. a. The Benediction of the Wedding- 
ring, f^iOAM3 f^diav^ vyios.! fdttj^. 

Fol. 63 a. 

h. The Benediction of the Bridegroom and 
Bride, k!i^o r^Ad& vvnaa.n r^nn ^\ . Fol. 
54 J. \ 

8. A collection of Sedras and Prayers, 
fol. 67 a. Among them are two by John 
the patriarch, foU. 62 a and 64 a, r^n^-fi^ 

9. The Order of Baptism of Severus, trans- 
lated firom the Greek by Paul of Tells, 



• See Assemonl, Codex Liturgicus, t. ii., p. 307 ; Den- 
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lA^ r^oi^ tiM . It has been left un- 

oished. Pol. 65 a. 

The name of the most ancient of the scribes 
as Isaac Feka'thaya (from al-Bika' or Coe^ 

isyria, oIaaII ?) as appears from a note on foL 

[Add. 14,499.] 



CCXCIV. 

VeUum, about 8i in. by 5^, consisting of 
9 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
ad torn, especially the first and last. The 
aires, signed with letters, were originally 

in number, but the first is lost, and a leaf 

1 wanting after fol. 8. The number of lines 
1 each page varies from 19 to 24. This 
lanuscript, which is palimpsest throughout, 
\ written in a good, regular hand of the xi*^ 
ent., and contains — 

A Sacerdotal, K!zftZQ9 i^Au-Aj^-a , com- 
rising — 

1. The Anaphora of 8. James, KicufiLJipe' 
.^isa.! >coflu»f^ >ann\i >isa f<Uau»:i ; im- 
erfect at the beginning. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Benediction of the Chalice, of Se- 
erus, r^iof<lA9 >isQ rdKft.10.1 rdxak >f.i 
Ii3^. Fol. 2 J. 

3. A collection of Sedras and Frayers for 
arious occasions. Fol. 5 b. 

4. The Order of Baptism of Severus, in 
wo parts, : v<^iOf<lflo >i2«.i : r<xs:in : r^.Taa^ 
lA ^*!kaAo3.i ^A^f^ ^oAj^sa • Fol. 59 a. 

5. The Benediction of the Wedding-ring, 
^'iioiAfOQ.n rdkoil. vyios.! r^iiol^ • Fol. 

6. The Benediction of the Bridegroom 
kud Bride, nriJb^o r^^ A^.n r^oLl. 
?ol. 79 ft. Subscription, fol. 83 a: joLl 



f^i^ao f^!ssoiao 



• itluHf<!M f^r^jLa .Ao^^^ (sic) ^icA^o 

^aA^.io f^r^jLa f^hsjsnxsn Aiua^ rc^^icA^o 

r^i^.! ^a Aa • fdLlikO r<iiPV-2L ^^9^ 
oJLum ^f^ •9^3 r^l^MSao KIj!^ Ajw f^l^ 

• o ^ o • r^Ukfiosn 

The remaining leaves, foil. 83 b — 89 J, 
are filled with prayers and sedras, written 
partly by the writer of the manuscript, and 
partly by other hands. The last of them is 
imperfect. 

The whole of this volume is palimpsest, 
the more ancient text being written in a 
small, elegant character of about the vii**" 
cent, (see, in particular, fol. 6 a). What the 
contents are, is uncertain. The words 

^^siss9n . ^Ji\A:h\iA ^oA , in the last two 
lines of fol. 5 a, clearly form part of a letter 
addressed to a person in holy orders. On 
fol. 26 a, in the second line, are legible the 
words K^isjsoxjdQ f<!u!\^isa >isQ r^aju^ f^uf^; 
and on fol. 42 b, in the first line : ^isav^'^ 
. ^cD.i \\n • acuiAs fdfiaiS^iA injui% 

[Add. 14,500.] 



ccxcv. 

Vellum, about 5 1 in. by 4^, consisting of 
161 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally 17 in number, but the first 
is now lost. There are from 16 to 20 lines 
in each page. This manuscript is written 
in a good, regular hand, dated A. Gr. 1444, 
A.D. 1133, and contains — 



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A Sacerdotal^ fdaeaJLo.! f<hunxhf oom- 
prismg — 

1. A collection of Anaphoras ; viz. 

a. Introductory prayers, prooemia and 
sedras; imperfect at the beginning. EoL 
la. 
. b. The Anaphora of S. James, r^o&f^r^ 

^ «^.2»9 >o0flu»r^ >aoi^\i >ia i^auriaa ftSAttuia 

iPol. 8 a. 

c. The Anaphora of Clement, r^ia&f^ur^ 

i»>^\>> f^absa.i f^sioD Au^or^. EoL 21 d. 

ef. The Anaphora of Eustathius,reia&f^r^ 

Pol. 34 a. 

e. The Benediction of the OhaUce, of 
Seyerus, f^i«or^!fl» »iao »3jd9 Ktfittk >x.i 
rdU&Oi^irt^ rda.vi\r<:& . Eol. 40 a. 

Subscription, fol. 43 bi r^fiit\\ n^\t. 



2. A collection of Sedras and Prayers for 
the feasts of the whole year, fol. 43 ft, and 
for other occasions, fol. 86 $: f^i.iJ9» 
Kluiui. i^U&oiA ai\^.t f^iioX^o • Among 
them is a prayer of Severus, itlsa i^AioX^ 
f^«»iord9 AOUU.1 jLif< k1a^.i 9 fol. 153 a. 

The subscription, fol. 157 a^ states that 
this manuscript was written by Lazarus bar 
Saba, of Beth-Seyerina, A. Gr. 1444, A.D. 
1133, at the expense of John, metropolitan 

of Maridin.* 1^:100 i^Aum^ rdJfiaax. iiafiai 

f^«»V .aKla r^^ii v^xjMm )bOU3 r^XixJa^ 

lisQ t^fim kIaICU.1 :io )bo dio j^x< iax. 

f<iai.i r^ljj^ca »CDOi^in> r^isQ.! ,oAi& f^:iCD.i 



* See Assemani, BibL Orient., t. ii., p. 217 ; Le Quien, 
Or. Christ., t. ii., coL 1459. 

t John XIII. See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. IL, p. 360 ; 
Le Quien, Or. Christ., t. ii., coL 1387. 



Jl:w oX^ 



r^iuifiu Aftlftfiao f^iiacu» »^o rdiAMa 

On foil. 158 — 160 there are some prayers, 
written by different hands. 

The note on fol. 161 a was written by 
Bomanus, the son of Babban Bar-saimia, 
the chief priest of Babban,* from Kal'at ar- 

Bum (r^iusooi rd^ioi 4,jJ\ hiS), who had 
been carried away captive by the Egyptian 
troops, r^wa jtocosnoi f^os i^s^i^a t^S^ 

(sic) 1^^1.4.9^1^ f^iuSQoi r^^ln 
• r^i^saa (sic) »I*Uf^ ^ r^viao 
.(sic) J^iflof^9 fd«2^ 

[Add. 14,498.] 

CCXCVI. 

Vellum, about 6^ in. by 4j|, consisting of 
307 leaves, some of which are slightly 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1, 56, 63— 
66, 71, 98, 99, 306 and 307. The quires, 40 in 
number, are signed with Greek and Syriac 
letters, the former alone being carried through 
the whole volume. Leaves are wanting after 
foil. 55 and 208. There are from 13 to 19 
lines in each page. This volume is neatly 
written, apparently by two or three hands 
of the xi*^ or xii*^ cent. It contains — 

A Sacerdotal, according to the Malkite or 
Greek use, comprising — 

1. a. The Liturgy of John Chrysostom. 
Pol. 1 a. Title: i^AicuAioAAi 



j:i 



1^900.1.1 ftlsao^ ^€u. See GK)ar, Eucholo- 
gion, p. 58 ; Neale, litui^es, 2d ed., p. 92. 



* ijUe^, a town near the Euphrates, between Aleppo 
and Samoeata, in the proTinoe of al-'Awaf im. Yakdt in 
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iirgyofBaaa. Foi;28a. Title: 

r imperfect at the end. See 
; Neale, Liturgies, p. 126. 
L8 (KSiMoi , 'n-poK€tfA€va) and Les- 
e Epistles and (Gospels for the 
the week. Pol. 56 a. 



s and Lessons for yarious other 
z. 

^ f^cDOflLs . EoL 71 d. 
ficDOflLsi . EoL 77 a. 
r^cDOflLs • EoL 79 a. 

)L 80 ft. 

1 f^i»cu.i . EoL 82 b. 

u .11 . EoL 88 b. 

^.1 •u.v»:i • EoL 104 a. 

5rs for Mother and Child, on 
sty after the birth. EoL 116 a. 

ocsiknia »cDOcaaf^ »JoiuJ.i in\ 

!l f^VAl^^f^aJLft ocb . ^.1 i^oolf^ 

ani. Codex liturg., t. i., pp. 
er of Baptism, of Basil, rdfia^!^ 



•fl^OiLttLs. EoL 119 a. See Assem&ni, 
Codex Liturg., t. i., p. 202, t. ii., p, 214, 
t. iii., p. 146, and efifpecially p. 199, vith 
which compare Denzinger, Bitus Orient., 
t. L, p. 318. 

c. A shorter Order of Baptism, to be used 
in cases of necessity: 9fli^^Z^9 i^Ixa^^ 

f ^^ IT is ^ ff^oLftA f^i^or^ f^ooisa 
cD.vlaM.i ^Gu . EoL 152 a. 

5. a. The Order of the SmaU Habit, 

EoL 154 a. Compare Goar, p. 473. 

b. The Order of the Middle Habit, rdai^ 
.(kovkovXKiov) ^^oAnann f<i^j^ ^ f^snJLA»f^:^ 
EoL 177 a. 

c. The Order of the Great Habit, i^AioV^ 
1^91 fdbo.xAjtoK'a • EoL 196 a. Compare 
Goar, p. 499. 

d. Lessons for the above Orders, itll^ia 
(sic) f^il':i.i >IIfl»f^.i rdfia^!^ 1^ , EoL 204 a. 

6. A small collection of Prayers ; viz. 
f^.ioM9 1^ KlAfl9Cu» . EoL 209 a. 
1^.141^.1 ft^ftin A^i K'AioX^ . EoL 214 a. 
i^HaL^..! fdjutoCLM . EoL 214 b. 
KSanix.& i^:i rfAioX^ . EoL 219 a. 

7. A collection of Prooemia (^..oeaK^ia), 
Sedras and Prayers, for various feasts, com- 
memorations, and other occasions. EoL 
220 er. 

8. Dimissory prayers for the feasts of the 
whole year : aJL^.i f^.if^2L.i KSanAiCLM.i i^AioX^ 
f^iux. . EoL 286 b. 

9. The Order of laying the foundations of 
a church: [^.ll] r^i^fureh r^^floAS^] .aoAi 
f^^.<UL. .iAu^Ai^.i . EoL 305 b. 

In the earlier part of the volume there are 
a few Greek notes on the margins ; and from 
foL 220 onwards, the titles of the prayers 
are frequently rendered into Arabic. 

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CCXCVII. 

Two yellum leayes, about 8| in. by 6f , 
much soiled and mutilated. They contain 
part of the Order of Baptism, written in a 
regular Estranggla of the viii'^ cent., with 20 
or 21 lines in each page. 

[Add. 17,218, foU. 63, 64.] 

CCXCYIIL 

Four yellum leaves, about 7J in, by 5^ 
(Add. 14,667, foil. 13—16). The writing is 
neat and regular, of the ix^ or x*^ cent., 
with from 22 to 24 lines in each page. They 
contain — 

1. The Order of Baptism of Severus ; im- 
perfect at the beginning. Pol. 13 a. 

2. The Benediction of the Chalice, of Se- 
verus, »!» r^Lb.ia.i [r^JaaSk] >.z.i.i f^A4.ftJi^ 
^^dA&cuS^f^.i r^^i^i^ f^ior^lfl^ • Eol. 15 a. 

3. The Consecration of Water on the 
night of the Epiphany, • rdfin j^ssn.! i^a^.^ 

Very imperfect. Pol. 16 b. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 13—16.] 

CCXCIX. 

Ten vellum leaves, about 7J in. by 5^ 
(Add, 14,522, foU. 27—36). The writing is 
good and regular, of the x*^ or xi*^ cent., 
with from 18 to 29 lines in each page. They 
contain— 

1. The Benediction of the Chalice, of 
BasU, •fi^aJLfioo r<au9a.i r^fio^ >4li • Eol. 
27 ft. 

2. A collection of Sedras and Prayers for 
various occasions. Eol. 29 a. Among these 
are two of John the patriarch ; viz. f^i.ifl» 

foL 29 a, and Kl4fl9cu».i r^aiaa.i nfi.ifl» 
t^iioa^ii l^O) fol. 32 b. 

[Add. 14,522, foil. 27—36.] 



ccc. 

Paper, about 8^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
64 leaves (Add. 14,715, foU. 153—216), the 
first 7 of which are much stained and torn. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 7 in 
number. Leaves are wanting at the begin- 
ning and after fol. 158. There are from 14 
to 22 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a good, regular hand of the 
xiii*^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Order of the Consecration of 
Water ; imperfect. Eol. 153 a. 

2. A letter of Jacob of Edessa to the 
priest Addai, r^coioi^ •aoA.A^.i i^Aii^K" 
•za >.iK'AioX ^^^ , regarding the Orders of 
Baptism and of the Consecration of Water 
on the night of the Epiphany (see Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 486, no. 11). Eol. 170 a. 
Beginning: r^rdx2n.i i^AikIa-^o \\*n 

. ^o r^^*rt\ n 003 f<ft> >\ A \^nn • vvAiclmK" 

^-aAco AioX f^L»iuxS)Q.i f<i^.i r^^id£39 
f^lMJ.1.1 rt'rif^^.i fdz^.'ia aco r<%\\n r^iottss^ 
»cDO^r< f^is^f^ : ^oia.i cD.tdQ:k..i Au^oi^ 
OK" rt^oi^^ f^.ia : r^^fia^ Aioi i ^ t n 

rdlcD «^^3^ A^ t^CD • rfriM i^ i^^m ^i^ 

3. The Order of the Washing of Eeet, 

Kixi».i f^^i f^Aiau 1^11^19 • Eol. 173 d, 

4. A prayer to be substituted on the 
Thursday in Passion week, at the commence- 
ment of the Eucharistic service, for the 
oratio pacis: r^idoi^Aca.! i^iioX^ .ao^ 

HE 



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«i1m r^iOD >iaxa t^t^n fds*2lo ft^T^nun 
renlx^ »» f^iioX^ . Eol. 181 a. 

5. The Order of Qenuflexion on Fente- 
costi in three parts: >ilfl»9 t<m>\ .aoii 

i^f^ia. F0LI8I6. 

6. Stanzas to be chanted at the elevation 
of the Cross, on Good Friday, etc. : ^a^ 

oqpa • Fol. 194 a. 

7. Other Stanzas for the elevation of the 
Cross: ^taanrAcu f^ii\\3 r^Ks .aio^ 
f^Aal^ rd«iioi9 . FoL 194 6. 

8. Frayers; viz. a) r^ias. 1x9 r^iioX^ 
t^iuuA Af<ij| f i»f^, and b) f^u^i^hcn:^^. 

Fd. 196 a. 

9. The Order of Baptism, of Severus, 
itaaa m^ r^m^ ^usi^ r^oiAr^ :U9 .ao^ 

oA . FoL 195 ft. 

[Add. 14,715, foU. 153—216.] 



»ttxi • FoL 18 a. Slightly imperfect at the 
end. 

[Add. 17,280, foil. 1—19.] 

cccn. 

Faper, about 9f in. by 6f , consistu^ of 
27 leaves (Add. 17,230, foil. 20—46), the 
last of which is slightly torn. The quires, 
signed with letters, were originally 5 in 
number, but the first two have been lost. 
There are from 17 to 22 lines in each page. 
This manuscript is written in a rather 
inelegant hand, dated A. Gr. 1648, A.D. 
1337, and contains — 

Services for several occasions ; viz. 

1. The Order ofthe Consecration of Water; 
imperfect at the beginning. FoL 20 a. 

Subscription, fol. 80 a : it^fti \\ >4-^ 

2. The Order of the Consecration of the 



CCCI. 

Paper, about 9^ in. by 6|, consisting of 19 
leaves, the first of which is slightly stained 
and torn. There are from 19 to 24 lines in 
each page. This manuscript is written in a 
good, regular hand of the xiv*^ cent., and 
contains — 

1. The Order of Baptism, of Severus, A^ 

KLbu . Fol. 1 b. 

2. The same order abridged, r^xSn:^ ^o4i 
^a r^af<J3p ,190 .«.! (sic) i^iuaias.! 



Branches on Pahn Sunday, vvia£3.t r^iBA^ 
r^lL^ai^^ fda&3.v» >iflua : r^^a& • FoL 
30 b. Subscription, foL 37 a. Kiskias >iix. 
K'^iiM f<^ai ^ . fdia.i.ia f^<k»ia r^^OAos 

3. Service for the Monday in Passion 
Week: r^i^saX^ cd.i^o.i K^kuQx.Ai. FoL 
37 a. Beginning : r^Asoia^ f^zM.i ^lAi oo^a 
>uiaa f^Go^ ^Klk. . t^JA.i rtiiiatSQX.^ iiia 

. Xo • r^OftiiA ^i\\ reboal «4jA^9 f^Ll^r^ 

4. The Order of the Washing of Feet on 
the Thursday in Passion Week: f<m^\ 
KlJniixM r^ir^ii f^xaa«> >BflUiJa.i rei^i^x..! • 
FoL 38 a. 



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6. Service for Good Friday, at none: 

^mLs.. EoL39d. 

6* Service of Foi^iveness, for the Satur- 
day of Annunciation, after none : •^oAi 

^4:kx. • EoL 40 a. 

7. Service of the Asking of Peace, on 
Eafiter Sunday, after morning prayer : f^aeo\ 

r^v^i K^kuQx.Ai t^ f^^k»ai.t ; marg. 
^OJly.. EoL 40 a. 

8. Services for Pentecost, or Whitsun Day, 
affcer the celebration of mass : ft^m <\ 
Kls*.TJD f<i Ynxof >an i na f^(^ t^ t.Aui 

These are three in number. Eol. 40 b. 

The colophon, fol. 46 a, states that this 
book was written for Babban Mas'ud, a 
priest of the convent of Mar Abi the martyr, 
in the year 1648, A.D. 1337. The scribe 
does not mention his own name, but requests 
a prayer for one Teshua', who was buried in 
the said convent. 



•aAi&.l r^o.^! f^lflLi» r^brAi^ iMKlA ,\^.i 

. r^iotr^ y\ V T..1 f^la^ .lot . Kl^iOfiA 

KAuLsq.! r<^n TO <SO KLl^ijo Aioit^iujio 
1^ <4f «<^oi^ •i^axft.t mnoun . r^oAif 



A note on the same page, written by Sab^ 
ban Jacob of Maridin, the brother of the 
above-mentioned Mas'ud, says that the 
name of the scribe was Babban Saliba bar 

Karun. r^v.t fdaA^ pi i^laii^ jd^ 

^•1 ^ann\i pi r^qat Kluesoxaol ^o* 
jjui zicukJOa-SQ pi9 fCDCLMi^ • r^3iM9 rf iAir^ 

ocbo Klao^ Ajk.o r^oiji Ajk.o f<% \ n 

On fol. 46 b there is a hymn to the holy 
Cross, written by a different hand. 

[Add. 17,230, foU. 20—46.] 



cccm. 

Two vellum leaves, about 8J in. by 5^, 
slightly soiled and mutilated (Add. 17,160, 
foil. 29, 30). Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 26 to 34 lines. The writing 
varies from a fine, regular Estrangela to a 
more cursive character. They are dated 
A. Gr. 1100, A.D. 789, and contain— 

a. Part of the Order of the Consecration 
of a bishop, etc. Eol. 29 a. 

ft. Eorms of benediction. EoL 30 a. 

c. Prayers to be used at the consecration 
of a bishop, i^AiaX^.! r^Aia\aD[K] .... 

. . . . A& ft^^nnftii^f^ 



ft^^anftn^f^ jtooi r^:x^.%jo.i 

jto .\\pB f^Aiiili^ fdfitti^ ^ 

f^i^^aoSB^f^n . Eol. 30 a. 

The colophon, fol. 30 a, which is muti- 
lated, gives the date and the name of the 
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i^skA rdjAsax. : oil^ f<ftAn<ifn9kt^3 • • • • 
: rt^kaaL >icua : C9orT[i«iflAi^.i] KWlsna r^l^i^ 

oqa 029^:1 • •^^u[Af^[o] i^ 

f^i.a.1 A&.1 [r^iAioAo] :caac^ »cdox1*kL3 

eru)ArAniTOCrPAMATeYceirPA[i'A] 

[Add. 17,160, foU. 29 and 30.] 



CCCIV. 

Paper, about 8f in. by 6^, consisting of 
171 leayes. Tbe quires baye no signatures. 
Tbere are from 17 to 23 lines in eacb page. 
In the first and larger half of the Tolume 
(foil. 3 — 104), each page is divided into two 
columns; in the other, not. This manu- 
script is written in a rather inelegant hand, 
and dated A.D. 1701-2. It contains — 

Maronite Offices, chiefly in Syriac, with 
Karshuni translations of some portions. 

1. Various offices of Ordination.* Pol. 3 a. 

Title : 1^.1 >saoiea Aa i^i» f^bAr^ .v*-3 
oiA vyi.'Uii r^:i J^r^^Of< ^ 1a\ , 9\ max , 

yAoim f<l.lo >iax. r^.i p8 f^ IT All .. oA 
in \a\< 



^»^ri (sic) 



-1.U. 



. KAiOIgo^.! 



a. Of a FsaltSs or Singer : ^ua^ ja^j^ 

KLsOaX.! r^^^Lfia^ A^.l oi^^OV;^ • Pol. 3 a. 



* See Assemani, Codex Litm^cus^ t ix. ; Denzinger, 
RituB Orientalium, t. ii., p. 108. 



&. Of an Anagn6st^ or Reader: .ao^ 
r^oi^ A^ f^iin\oi-A,A3 ft^fti \\. Fol. 
10 ft. 

c. Of a Hypodiaconus or Subdeacon : 

f^An^X^ar^. Eol. 17 a. 

d. Of a Deacon : f<% io\oi.4-gk •ao^ 
Kli-aLSOJLSo A^9 f^:i-ff^ >lfl» iu^ot^. Fol. 
26 a. 

e. Of an Archdeacon : KlucJ^ai-A^ .ao^ 
(sic) ^,^»ni>if^.i Go-a (sic) f< ^JW t ^:t . 
Fol. 48 b. 

f. Of a Priest : f<% la \oi i n .ao^ 
f^jua^n Goa f^AsoAiisn.! . Pol. 57 a. 

^. Of a Periodeut6s or Visitor: •aoAi 
CD • rd!^a^.i^ia f^Lsniuen ooa.! r^!ito^ 

f^ioftjk^ . PoL 85 a. 
2. Offices of Consecration, 
a. Of a Church : f^Ai.*uL. •auiaol rdtt^ 

c^Mx.il Au^of^ . PoL 106 a. 

d. Of an Altar: >jli.i i^a^.^ .ao^ 
rOjci3» . Pol. 126 d. 

c. Of a Pont: >ax.i.i t<flri %\ .aoii 
i^iuu.u'^aMkn • Pol. 141 a. 

d. Of a tablet or tablets for the altar: 

A:k.:i f^iuii^i CD rOAa.i9Q.i :iaA.i rdfissk\^ 
f^uoM ^BCUa f^ocD rfiula^^ •l.iod • K'lO^ 
f^h^sfun pQ.i f^l&MA» ^^.ooaL&ao i^ir^i.! f^laza 
^ rfiiAa^ ^uiaAiiea f^n\onfi\ itlsDiii^a 
f^l&rdak ^o KI4JBAI Kla.1 Au^Of^f^.*a\jr^fisjLO 
f^ia^iea .la^o i2^a kIsbax..! f^iuz»i Aia&oo 
f^ifKOSL^ rdl^CD aiA^ •a^idb r^iiAa^ 
>H^rda lkjL.iJi rficD rfiiAa!^ K'^oAr^ 
)Br^Lfi!>o • u*o J^T< iiixa Kldkaa&ft4&f^ ^ 
A:k. oX r^^M ioii& Jl:w fx^^nnftii^K^ ciA 

^.^^O i^ocdAi f^iiAa^ f^.*la> ^.^^6 . r^LA.ai\ji 



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€. Of the napkins, in Karshuni : oasoKlfldi 

^,^^\,>A ...^r^iiiAr^ \jL^f^CkAre fK^oco 
•fioeolf^ ,\aflfit f^iai loil^ >Bcaa ,^\y^iO 



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f^LL*» .,^f<i\snXi< [read Irda., JU.] »\rda. 






Pol. 166 6. 

/. Of a cemetery, in Karshuni : i^S^reb 
•fiBAia^Ai .aiiaa coAftd^oAi pu»a onWi^ ^-^^^ 

i3rdaLMlf^[^^^]. Foll67a. 

^. The Confirmation of a child after Bap- 
tism, hy anointing with the holy Chrism, 
in Karshuni: oon^-a^ jahsLi i^S^t^a 

aKSaniuL.f^i<3:kd ooigosL jtoi^i • Fol. 170 a. 

At the end of the first part of the volume, 
on fol. 106 a, there is a note, which states 
that it was written by Maryam (Mary), the 
daughter of the priest Tuhannan or Hanna, 
from the village of Dar'un, in the northern 
district of the Lebanon, for the cousin of 
the metropolitan Hanna ibn al-Muhasib of 
Justa (Gusta, Augusta), A.D. 1701. 

%CLuh\ »iiAf^ on ■ in\yi,xAt^ cd.icd iJba& 
K^^lfiba »^f^ oofiOLU^f^ Aif^\l.l oafiQKlfldi 

cDf^iMf^ .1-* >-A:w r^GU.i^v&a rdJLa.&ao 
i4aAf^(sic) If^^Klaf^»&aaAr^LB82Af^caj^^rda^ 

^..o^ri co^ia ^ r^U» »iasArf Alia . jlx<\j^ 



\^c\ m.j;^\ r^aiA& coAlori* onWf^ f<\<V»n\^ 
cQifioXo • >AKlAaAf^ japni\i^ ^f^(sic) i.i:^aA 

^.^Olf^^ loot. ^ ^GU Aof^ >i& • JJL».li&at >B.lf^ 

Similarly, on fol. 86 a: >:uf^ 1^^^.! yaXiL 

^LUL KliAai^^K'iua ^ ^€U (sic) r^ia& 

At the end of the second part, fol. 171 a, 
is the following note, giving the date A.D. 

1102. ^n^rf .uu\r^^^ .r^aco cJlMiuif^ 

ai*.io^\^\f^o jjLJ3.T»Xr^ •oaL&..xaXf^ )bcd 

»lfliaif^ Alia GoacDi^ilf^ >f^L»iM jQ^r^JiAK' 

>lf^Al >i& «^S^^ *.^^13 011*10 ^ f<Xu 

Fol. 1 a contains some account of the 
contents of this volume in French. 

[Sloane 3697.] 

cccv. 

Paper, about 8 J in. by 5|, consisting of 37 



* Stephanus II. See Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ill, 
coL72. 



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leaves. Hie quiress signed with letters, are 
fdur in number. .There are 18 lines in each 
page. This yolume is written in a good, 
regular, Kestorian character, with numerous 
Towel-points, eto., dated A.D. 1688, and con- 
tains— 
1. The Order of the Solemnization of 

Matrimony :* # jLSboJ! ^^\Ch Jal TOJUS 



s^ 



\.>< 



ol %^Y^0^^^1S # It includes — 

a. The Taking of Hands or the Espousals. 
Fol. 2 b. 

b. The Benediction of the Garments: 

^U> \4^ ;thn\ or ;ch>\ 



SEEYICE-BOOKS. 

Bridal Chionber: Ui^j\ ^\P ^' 

QtU6j\ ^\yn> /»>^\^ • Fol. 27 ». 

The ooloplion, fol. 31 a, states that the 
book -mis written, A,D. 1683, by the (Eoman 
Catholic) patriarch Joseph I.,t in the ciiy of 

Amid. &X& ■g\<^T?'ft Ob.^ wiALx2 
«^Aa 1^^ U^^ <• ^^^^ &^ 

^Z-t^Ap JjboAuBO 



c. The Marriage : 
Pol. 10 b. 

d. The ceremony of Coronation: 

7NNo>^ # Eol. 15 a. Fol. 22 is a later 

insertion, containing a lesson from the 
Gospel of S. John, ch. ii. 1 — 11, written in 
Karshuni. 

e. The Benediction of the Bridegroom : 

txtiL"^ U^^JOa ^ PoL 23 a. 

f. The Benediction of the Bride: 

ZV^^ ZVi^ioa « Fol. 25 a. This and 

the previous henediction are alphabetical 
prayers. 

g. The Knotting (or Setting up)* of the 

• Compare Denzinger, Ritus Orientalium, t. ii., p. 420 j 
Badger, The Nestorians and their Rituals^ t. ii., p. 244. 

t See Badger, The Nestoriana and their Rituab, t. ii., 
p. 271, note. 






2. As an appendix to no. 1, there is given 
the Taking of Hands in Karshunl: ^ ^ *1 

il^^^^V** >^bauorO Xi^ • FoL 32 h. 

3. A short tract on Hnmility: OlJL 

orpLfLlO. Fol. 34 6. Beginning. ^ 



t See Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. ii., p. 467 ; Le Quien, 
Or. Christ., t. ii., col. 1161. 



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4. The form of Absolution, in Earshuni : 
l^i^^Ati^^V I I'ol. 36 6. Beginning: 



On f oL 1 a there is a note in Italian, 
enumerating the contents of the book. 
*' Joseph I. libro ms^ caldaico, in lingua 
caldaica ed arabica, in 8. oontiene 1. II Eito 
uitiero d^ Matrimonij, cio^ benedizione delle 
vesti,** etc. 

This book once belonged to Dr. Adam 
Clarke. See the Catalogue of his MSS. by 
J. B. B. Clarke, p. 202, no. 247. 

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311 leayes, some of which are much stained, 
defaced, and torn, especially foil. 1 — 18, 23, 
26, 35, 36, 44, 45, and 308—311. The 
quires, signed with letters, are 30 in number. 
Leayes are wanting after foil. 11, 14, 16, 18, 
36, 108, 113 and 300. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of from 27 to 40 lines. 
This Tolume is written in a good, current 
hand, dated A. Gr. 1204, A.D. 893, and 
contains — 

The first volume of a collection of Choral 
Services and Homilies for the principal fes- 
tivals of the whole year : i^Auso.ia K'lSiai^A 
f^iux. oal&.i f^ritiu».i • The second volume 
is now numbered Add. 17,190. The hymns 
and prayers are ascribed to Ephraim, Jacob 
of Batnae, and Isaac of Antioch. 

1. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Eol. 
1 6. — f^A.H:isQ • Fol. 2 a. — Homily of John 
Chrysostom (see Add. 14,516, fol. 1 a), A^n 
CQ.ilaM Jl:w f<flkKd2a ^ iaiutot^ %^ f^^i^x 
^Gu:i . Eol. 2 b. Beginning: ^it^iVfe 
1 ■ n\ ^cuiAs acD ni>o . rf\ mia ft^ifkn\ 



2. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Fol. 6 a. — r^x.i.TM of Ephraim. Fol. 8 a.— 
f^iu^afi9 on the Angel and Mary. Fol. 9 a. 
— Homily of John Chrysostom,* 1^:20.^10^ 

ja^xs^ i^oAk". Fol. 10 b. Imperfect at the 
end. See Opera, ed. Par. 1837, t. ii., p. 953. 
— ^Another homily, imperfect at the begin- 
ning. Fol. 12 a. 

3. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 13 b. 
— rdx.i.TM of Ephraim. Foil. 18 a, 25 ft.— 
Homily of Gregory Nazianzen. Fol. 27 b. 
See Opera, ed. Par. 1778, t. i., p. 663.— 
Homily of John Chrysostom. Fol. 34 a. 
See Opera, t. vi., p. 459. — ^Prose homily of 
Jacob of Batnae. Fol. 40 b. See Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 304, no. 8, and Zingerle, 
Sechs Homilien des heiUgen Jacob von 
Sarug (Bonn, 1867), p. 1. 

4. The Commemoration of the blessed 

Virgin, : r^bAt^ Ai.%JLi.i r^iAaa:i rdOLA!^ 
^A^.i f^iiisQ • Ifika iuu.ia . Fol. 42 b. — 

• Also ascribed to Gregory Thamnatuigus. See Gre- 
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itLaLii^ . Fol^ 44 J.— Hoinily of John 
Ghrysostom, beginning; f<lAiAia.v«» r^^r^aA 

«x^ • r^i^coo viuo r<lU4»oi • PoL 49 a. 

5. The Massacre of the Innocents. Pol. 
53 a. — Eighth homily of Severus of Antioch, 
ft^i\\y A^.i : cuiiiuaf^.i rdu.»Ai.i fd»\io^ 

Pol. 64 h. 

6. The Epiphany, f^LuJ-i Aua.i f^jias\. 
Pol. 56 &.— TdaLrwo of Ephraim. Pol. 60 6. 
— Homily of John Chrysostom, cd.i:»^ A^.i 
t^icQi ^.iiflua.! ^.i^.1 , generally ascribed to 
Gregory Thaumaturgus. Pol. 64 h. See Gre- 
gorii, Macarii et Basilii Opera, ed. Par. 1622, 
•p. 30. — ^Homily of John Chrysostom. Pol. 
68 a. See Opera, t. ii., p. 433. — Prose homily 
of Jacob of Batnae. Pol. 73 ft. See Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. S04, no. 9, and Zingerle, 
Sechs Homilien, p. 10. 

7. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Pol. 77 a.—rCu\x» . Pol. 78 *. 

8. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 79 a.— rdltr^sxi . Pol. 80 a. 

9. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Pol. 80 i. 

10. The Presentation in the Temple, f^aaaH^ 
f^isuoA ^.^i^.1 coiOLkM.i . Pol. 83 a. — 
ff^lLrvn on S. Simeon the Aged. Pol. 86 a. 

11. Lent. — Pirst week. Pol. 85 b. — 
Second week. Pol. 93 a. — i^iSicukiao Kilo 
r^(iicuuii 1^.1, the prayers being ascribed 
to Ephraim and Jacob. Pol. 101 a. — The 
Porty Martyrs. Pol. 109 ft.— Third week, 
imperfect. Pol. 113 a. — ^The Commemoration 
of Lazarus. Pol. 114 a. — Second homily of 
Basil on Lent. Pol. 115 b. See Opera, ed. 
Pax. 1839, t. ii., p. 14.— Homily of John 
Chrysostom on Lent, beginning : aco r^iai 



• K:ali£» >B.iji rfi^^ Ai^o • fdal'iA • Pol. 
120 a. — Second homily of John Chrysostom 
on the Contest of our Lord with Satan, 

f^iS^ >^*i9 beginning: v$i:k..i ft^iTn.Tua 

Pol. 126 b. — Third homily on the same 

subject, beginning : coiio^i.! K'id^i t<\i\\ 

>cDcaa\f^ Aua ^ ,nmi.i ^ ^rf ^^.i»9 

. . »niTi» . Pol. 131 a.-^Homily of John 

Chrysostom on the Ten Virgins, i^iMr^SQ 
^oiusi ittLik. A^.i . See. Opera, t. viii., 
p. 666. Pol. 134 «.— Homily of John 
Chrysostom on the Paralytic and on Envy, 
. f^bafieu» A:k.o ^ r^ijcM acb A^.i t^isar^sn 
Pol. 137 b. This is hom. xxxvii. in Evang. 
Joannis ; see Opera, t. viii., p. 243. 

12. Discourse of Gregory Nazianzen on 
the Epiphany, .i^icboj Ajk..i i^i^t^SQ 
cD^a.i ^ •z%.i • i^SmJ.! Aua Au^ort". See 
Opera, t. i., p. 677. Pol. 142 a. 

13. Discourse of John Chrysostom on the 
Decollation of S. John the Baptist, jkspsk A^.i 
■^^1^^^ ^Gu K!s*sa.i oiZfti • Pol. 150 b. 
See Opera, t. viii., p. 986, from the words 

^Icodwr)^ fihf 6 fiiya^, 6 irepcaaorepov 7rpo<l>^ov, 

as far as the foot of p. 988. 

14. Pestal sermons of Jacob of Batnae : 

f^?kAnftti<\f^ . Kli&isQ ^nn\i ,isn rtbAr^ 

a. On the Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, A^.i 

A^r^i-a^. Pol. 164 a. See Assemani, 

Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 309, no. 4. 

b. Three discourses on the Nativity, A^.i 
f^^A^ iu4^ . Pol. 161 b. See Assem., p. 
309, nos. 13, 12, 11. 

c. On the holy Mother of God, JL4^.i 

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ja^isn r^faalf^ AuJu kAu»»a . Fol. 186 a. 
See Assem., p. 310, no. 21, semi. I., and 
Abbeloos, de Vita et Scriptis S. Jacobi, p. 
202. 

d. On the Massacre of the Innooents, A^.:! 
r^9oL.i f<d\b • FoL 192 b. See Assem., 
p. 311, no. 25. 

e. On the Baptism of our Lord, A:k..i 
. :iiflua.i «^.i^*i coi^ ^ • EoL 196 a. See 
Assem., p! 312, no. 28. 

/. On S. John the Baptist, <nfti\np Jlw:! 
r^.i^\^ ^€un . EoL 203 a. See Assem., 
p. 312, no. 35. 

g. On the Decollation of S. John the 
Baptist, f^.i^\^ ^ 1 %f<\ ill m\\n Ajk..i • 
Eol. 209 a. See Assem., p. 312, no. 34. 

h. On the Presentation in the Temple, 
f^isuoA «^^i^:i cD&Jl^sa A^.i . Eol. 215 b. 
See Assem., p. 312, no. 37. 

i. Three Sermons on Lent, itlsao^ A^.i . 
Eol. 221 • a. See Assem., p. 315, no. 69, 
serm. I., III., II. 

J. On Repentance, kAicuuAi A^.i. Eol. 
237 b. See Assem., p. 316, no. 79, serm. III. 

k. On the Lord's Prayer, kAioV^ A:k..i 

,cdo.*u:mX^ *^4^ •^f^.i • Eol. 242 b. See 
Assem., p. 319, no. 103. 

L On the Eorty Martyrs, ^jk:waif^ Jl:w.i 
rCauxn rfrioiflo • Eol. 253 b. See Assem., 
p. 319, no. 106. 

m. On S. Matthew, ch. xx. 1 — 16, A:k..i 

: r<i^T.i r^iiosklsi r^AM.i • ^^.i:^ isai^:i »cb 

cQsai^ . Eol. 257 b. See Assem., p. 317, 
no. 96. 

n. On S. Matthew, ch. xxii. 1 — 14, A:k..i 

KK^: r^f^ssb rebco • Eol. 264 a. See 

Assem., p. 322, no. 138. 
0. On the Sinful Woman, who anointed 



our Lord with ointment, .r^AuJVyM Ijm 
^^oMa ...iM^ ivMZM3 . Eol. 269 a. See 
Assem., p. 324, no. 161. 

p. On the Ten Virgins, iouL ^oo A^ 
f^^o^ . Eol. 276 b. See Assem., p. 822, 
no. 139. 

q. On the Prodigal Son, i^vs ocb A^n 
^codflttSLi AiiAi . f^iowt . Eol. 284 a« See 
Assem., p. 317, no. 97, serm. II. 

r. On S. Luke, ch. x. 30 — 37, »cb lk»:i 

. r^^^yfiol »cDai^ eX^o . cuiui^r^ ^olcioi^ 

Eol. 293 a. See Assem., p. 320, no. 108. 

s. On the Loye of God, rdacu» A:k.:i ; im- 
perfect. Eol. 299 a. See Assem., p. 316, 
no. 84. 

t. On all Martyrs, ^r^a\^f^.ioM9 A^n. 
EoL 303 a. See Assem., p. 339, no. 222. 

u. On the End of the World, A n.i 
r^^iot • Eol. 307 a. See Assem;, p. 314, no. 
56, serm. V. 

Colophon, fol. 311 b: reAia^ icaaix. 

. f^i:icu».i • k4u»3^ 

On fol. 1 a there is an index to the dis- 
courses contained in this Tolume, but the 
leaf is much mutilated. 

On fol. 311 6, after the doxology, there is 
a note, of which the greater part has been 

torn away r^lflOA:^ »oa4 

»cDa : t<iift»np kiJ^ijA 

.. ^ASnrf .aiiA^ 

Another note on the same page, compared 
with that at the end of Add. 17,190, shows 
us that this manuscript was written in the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara, A. Gr. 1204, 
A.D. 893, for a monk named John, a native 

of Circesium (^.cufiftoijD , U^i), from the 
convent of Julian the martyr. [i^iu»aax.AA] 

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itSLi.iiM.ia aiJu.i f^lsa-^ia^ • ffi.icu».i 
r^AaAo.i f^.i.^:u^::9Q f^i2Af^29Q.ia • r^lo.io 
AojLa • • • rdu^Jl^n #3nn\i ^hsn f^aBft.ija.i 
• • . >\^iTn r<\nTn •:ksif^a ^icsbo r^L&Xr^ 
^i:iJu.i [f^i^].u3 f^\iffift»t^.i f^ia[.i^a].9 

• K!^i[aflo].l f^oAf^ 
[Add, 14,515.] 

CCCVIL 

Vellum, about lOJ in. by 7|, consisting of 
] 23 leayes, many of which are much stained, 
defaced, and torn, especially foil. 1, 7, 17, 
27—29, 73, 74, 77—79, 88, 112, 117, and 
119 — 123. The quires, signed with letters, 
were once 30 in number, but -^ to %^ are 
now wholly lost, and seyeral of the others 
are yery imperfect, there being lacunae after 
foU. 1, 3, 4, 72, 73, 77, 78, 109, 110, 113, 
114, 115, and 117. Each page is diyided 
into two columns, of from 27 to 36 lines. This 
volume is written in a good, current hand, 
dated A. Gr. 1204, A.D. 893 (see Add. 
14,516), and contains — 

The second yolume of a collection of 
Choral Services and Homilied for the prin- 
cipal festivals of the whole year : f^^a^& 
f^iux. Qai^.i f^i.icu».i ^iiii\.i • The hymns 
and prayers are, as in the first volume (Add. 
14,515), ascribed to Ephraim, Jacob of 
Batnae, and Isaac of Antioch. 

1. Pahn Sunday. Fol. 1 b. — ^The twentieth 
homily of Severus of Antioch, i^i^itlsa 

: ^oi.Sk.1 f^^iOf^ Jl:w • fluioiiuaf^.i ^iflai!k..i 

vyi-9.1 tcbio :.rdi&JLaf^.i i^rir^^ Au^ort^ 

f^^nnmi^t^ ju^ • •fi&»ior^!fl» K^suiiAi • ocd 

rda^i^i^a . rdftj^cuS^r^":! • Imperfect. Eol. 



1 b. — ^Metirical discourse of Ephraim; im^ 
perfect. Eol. 4 a. — ^Metrical discourse of 
Jacob of Batnae. Eol. 9 b. See Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 322, no. 135.— Metrical 
discourse of Jacob on the Church and the 
Synagogue, f^(^ca&a r^hk^a^ l^.i i^i^r^SQ . 
Fol. 15 a. See Assemani, p. 321, no. 127, 
serm. VI. — r^luJLoK'i rtio-i rdfio^. Eol. 
21 a.—f^hscL^Ji . Eol. 37 i.— Sugyatha 
(re4u\a») of Jacob of Batnae. Eol. 40 a. 
The first begins : f^i\.*iM . rfi^ioM.iAi tco 
. Aufio caiaia&.i paSjLiOf^ >qa . i\ocD Aivm'* The 
second, in the form of a dialogue between 
Zion (..^^eo^) and the Church (f^Ai.i^): 
AOi-SkS iiflLjjj.i *. jjJLx. cDi^ coanun Klai^ 
eoh\\ in\\ • The third: aii^K" r<i ni 
^iMi^ 3^ Qo^ cuaiAif^.l • paSjLior^ . The 
fourth: o^ A:k.a •fdL:k. «^i^ k'ocd ^na^i 
f^^oX^ yAs.iar<. The fifth, in the form of 
a dialogue between the Synagogue (k'^guli) 
and the Church (f<^.i^) : r^i-a^L Aivs 

A prose homily of Jacob. Eol. 43 a. See 
Assemani, Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 304, no. 11, 
and Zingerle, Sechs Homilien, p.- 40. 

2. Passion Week, «^.2^.i rd^ovsk rdz^ 

Monday. Eol. 48 b. — Sugitha (of Jacob 
of Batnae) on Cain and Abel, beginning: 
OAikii r^i:Mo.iAa ijl» i^icoAi A^aco:! GoaiA 
vyiJL. Eol. 63 ft. 

Tuesday. Eol. 60 a.— Madrashe. Eol. 64 b. 

Wednesday ; imperfect. Eol. 70 b. 

Thursday ; imperfect. Eol. 78 a. Sugitha 
(of Jacob of Batnae) on the Eemale Sioner 
and Satan, r^i^o f^iu2^ A^.i i^Au^oflo , 
beginning : poo • iujj r^^ir^ r^Isciu xiax. 
. jtal f^i^ .0.0.1 iia . Eol. 81 6.— The 
Washing of Eeet, i^Ai^x^ f^fti%\ . Eol. 
87 a. 

Eriday ; imperfect. Eol. 89 a. — Sugyatha 
of Jacob of Batnae ; viz., first, on the Apos- 
tasy of Simon Peter, A^.i f^An\Aflr» 
^j^^T.:i oiAioj^^k , beginning : i^^i^a ^^ 
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• f<!&4» AuJLsQ^f^o iiiot • Fol. 96 b. Seoond, 
on the Repentance of Simon Peter, i^Au^clao 
^^aynTi coAiaaiAii Jlw r^Aiv>f^, beginning : 

f cDo.i^o ooa aooo • FoL 98 a. Third, on 
Judas, ff:ioai* A^9 f^iu\cu», beginning: 

f^ii^o%9 . Eol. 101 a. Fourth, alphabetical 
sugitha, beginning: >a.i^"i m^k" cll^Aii^ 

. ffnKLk. f^OOa ^..OftCO^ AlU.l^n f^OCD.1 

Fol. 103 a. Fifth, sugitha beginning : >cDai.i 
fCDO^^ .ai^ »cDaaLA«> • »cDaaAM j&f^. Fol. 
103 d. Sixth, sugitha beginning: Aua )aa 

Aa .^ Af^Ai*.!^. Fol. 108 *. 

3. The Commemoration of the Apostles ; 
yery imperfect. Fol. 110 a. 

4. The Commemoration of any one Saint; 
imperfect. Fol. Ill a. 

5. The Commemoration of all Martyrs, 
^r^a\^ f^3cii&:i KlAi^o.V3 f^aaa\ • Fol. 
Ilia. 

6. The Commemoration of Shamuni and 
her Sons (the Maccabees), ^iaax. A^.i rdm^ 
QiMj^a. Fol. 112 5. 

7. Order for the Vigil of the Brethren 
and of the believing Dead, i^ioul.! rdfia^!^ 
T5^i^ iCQfigb 1^.1 1 1 \ .lo KlMf^i • Imperfect. 
Fol. 113 b. 

8. Prayers (i^iioJLa) of Jacob and 
Ephraim, commemorating the blessed Virgin, 
the Martyrs and the Dead. Imperfect. Fol. 
114 a. 

9. Madrashe on the Resurrection, f^:x.i.%M 
ftlsoMOi A:k..i . Imperfect. Fol. 115 a. 

10. A sugitha of Jacob for aU men, 
jlAa, A:k..i ^3nn\i »i2Q.i f^Au^oflo, begin- 
ning : A:k. ^iid^^f^ ^9q\ r^iai.i i^iacu* oi^ 
(sic) ^9q\ ^9q\ rdscLu.! f<!sa* oi^ • r^M* 

. f^sQocD^ »A^\n\ . Fol. 116 a. 

11. Metrical discourse of Jacob on all 
Martyrs, • iuK^Ad^ f^.iGafl» A^.i i^i^f^SQ 



SERVICE-BOOKS, 

f<UftlM jan\i »%»! ixMr<^, beginning: 



omAA^. Imperfect. FoL 116 d. 

12. Metrical discourse of Jacob on the 
Dead, rf:uix. Jl:w.i i^r^oa.! i^iMr^SQ, be- 
ginning: ff^coAM ffiJbQ »\ ^f^ a\(< 
f^v&ox. rd4ia.i . FoL 118 a. 

Fol. 1 a exhibits an index to the discourses 
contained in the volume. A note at the end. 
of this index gives the name of the scribe, 
John : • r^aa (sic) ^€u r^A^ f<io9 Aa 
f<i*.i:i ftlsaOfts rdAu\^ v^rf ^^:i -^l-flp:! 

On foL 123 d, there is a note, similar to 
that in Add. 14,515, fol. 311 b. [Ki]a*ns\ 

• f^^[Al]ji»01 f^.lCD f^hcsUSO yaJ^O [J^]ji»^f^ 

^ t^mI^ ^ I ma ■ • »ooolUf^.i r^i n\a\ 

.\\*TB.l ocb 1^00X1^.1 • r^^vs f^.iGiifi9 rdiAcu 
rt^:icD f^Aia^& •a^a A^ • Kls*.ui caaax» 

»CDO0aJ^ oA fdOUjLI OCp . f^l.lflLM.l ^Vi^i 

[Add. 17,190.] 



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Vellum, about lOf in. by 8 J, consisting of 
208 leaves, many of which are much stained, 
defia<5ed and torn, especially foil. 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 
16, 17, 88, 89, 91, 93, 98, 100, 112, 118, 127, 
132, 185 and 198—208. The quires are signed 
with letters, but many of them are now lost. 
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ning. and the end, and there axe lacnnsB of 
greater or less extent in various places. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 31 to 36 lines. It is written in a neat, 
regular hand of the ix*"^ cent., and contains — 
A collection of Choral Services and 
Homilies for the principal festivals of the 
whole year, r^iux. ai\^.i f^i.icu».i f^iu«.AX&; 
viz. volume first, foil. 1 — 183, and volume 
second, foil. 184 — 208. The contents are 
similar to those of Add. 14,616 and 17,190. 
Volume first comprises — 

1. The Annunciation of Zacharias; im- 
perfect. Pol. 1 a. — Homily of John Chryso- 
stom, •auif^[aftf^] %xs^ rdx*.ia.i rCxs^t^sn 

|ju>Gu.i [cDiloMJ. Pol. la. See Add. 14,515, 
fol. 2 b. 

2. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin; 
imperfect. Pol. 4 a.—r^ixs^ of Ephraim. 
Pol. 5 a. — rfiu^oflo on the Angel and 
Mary. Pol. 5 b. 

3. The Nativity of our Lord ; imperfect. 
Fol. 6 a. — ^Homily of Gregory Nyssen. Pol. 
8 a. See Opera, ed. Par. 1638, t. iii., p. 
339. — Homily of Gregory Nazianzen; im- 
perfect. Pol. 11 a. See Opera, t. i., p. 
663.— Fragment of a homily. Pol. 12 a. — 
Honuly of John Chrysostom; imperfect. 
Fol. 13 a. See Opera, t. vi., p. 469. — ^The 
hundred and first homily of Severus; im- 
perfect. Pol. 16 b. — ^Pragment of a homily. 
Pol. 21 a. — Prose homily of Jacob of Batnae. 
Pol. 21 b. 

4. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin ; imperfect. Pol. 23 a. — f^:x.i.*wM . 
Fol. 26 b. — ^Fragment of a homily. Pol. 31 a. 

5. The Massacre of the Innocents. Pol. 
32 a. — The eighth homily of Severus. Pol. 
34 a. 

6. The Epiphany ; imperfect. Pol. 36 a. — 
f^A.i.%sn . Pol. 40 a. — Homily of Gregory 
Nazianzen. Fol. 43 a. See Opera, t. i., p. 677. 
Homily of John Chrysostom. Pol. 49 b. 
See Opera, t. ii., p. 433'. — ^Tenth homily of 



Severus, Fol. 56 J. — ^Homily of Antipater 
of Bostra, t^ftonofn^i^ j990i!^Klsu^f^ .iJi.i 

K1mu4Jlm , beginning : : fd^» .u i n t, r^isn 

i^.^^^ rtlsajL •f^iSQOft iinLa9 ^^o^ \snx< 

Ao . f^oAf^.i . Pol. 60 b. — Prose homily of 
Jacob of Batnae. Pol. 62 a. 

7. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Pol. 65 i. — Homily of John Chryso- 
stom on the decollation of S. John the 
Baptist. Fol. 67 b. See Opera, t. viii., p, . 
986—8, and Add. 14,515, fol. 150 b. 

8. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 70 a.— rdx.i»i. Pol. 71a. — Thirty, 
second homily of Severus, ^i^flu» 1.^.1 
f^Xsn^Sf^ . Fol. 72 a. 

9. The Conmiemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Pol. 77 *.— Homily of Atticus of 

Constantinople : j^cuu^it'f^z.^.ia.i r^iaoKSsa 
K'caAf^ Ai.vL* . Pol. 80 b. Beginning : 

:i.Aj90 : KiSttlfiaa ^isinn i^i^Tn f^aLakCUk.! 

•XpO : ^loQisa f^^irf^ f^i.icu» vn\ \ \o . — 
Fourteenth homily of Severus. Pol. 84 b. 

10. The Presentation in the Temple ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 88 a. — ^Fragments of a homily. 
Pol. 89 a. 

11. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 91 b. — Portions 
of two homilies of Basil. Pol. 100 a. See 
Opera, t. ii., pp. 1 and 14. — Fragments of 
homilies. Pol. 103 a. — Homily on the Forty 
Martyrs, imperfect. Fol. 110 a. — ^Fragment 
of the xxv*^ homily of John Chrysostom on 
the Gk)spel of S. Matthew. Fol. 119 a. See 
Opera, t. vii., p. 354, from the words koI oaa 
&v iraJdrj^ ovihf fffnaerou ava^i^v TreTrovOivac. — 



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Homily of John Chrysostom on the Paralytic 
and on Envy, or horn, xxxvii. in Erang. 
Joannis. See Opera, t. viii., p. 243. Im- 
perfect. Eol. 119 6.— Thirty-third homily of 
Severtis, on the man who was blind firom his 
birth. Eol. 122 a. — Portions of the homily 
of John Chrysostom on the Canaanite woman, 
S. Matth. ch. xy. 21—28. Pol. 124 b. See 
Opera, t. iii., p. 516. — Part of a homily of 
John Chrysostom on Lazarus of Bethany, 
being hom. Ixii. in Erang. Joannis. See 
Opera, t. viii., p. 426, from the words i^^f^ov 

errohjaeu avaryKaUo^ rhv XSyov, Koi Sih r&v 1^9 Si 
ravra iirep ehrov ^vI^to. Eol. 127 0,» — Part of 
a homily of John Chrysostom on the Bich 
Man and Lazarus. Eol. 129 h. See Opera, t. 
viii., p. 756. — ^Part of a homily on S. Luke, 
ch. X. 30—37. Eol. 130 a. 

12. Eestal Sermons of Jacob of Batnae; 
viz. 

a. On the Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
Eol. 133 a. See Assem., Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 
309, no. 11. 

b. On the blessed Mother of Gtod. Eol. 
143 a. See Assem., p. 310, no. 21, serm. I. 

c. On the Massacre of the Innocents. Eol. 
149 a. See Assem., p. 311, no. 25. 

d. On the Baptism of our Lord. Eol. 
153 b. See Assem., p. 312, no. 28. 

e. On the DecoUation of S. John the 
Baptist. Eol. 160 a. See Assem., p. 312, no. 
34. 

/. On the Presentation in the Temple. 
Eol. 165 a. See Assem., p. 312, no. 37. 

g. Two discourses on Lent. Eol. 169 ft. 
See Assem., p. 315, no. 69, serm. III. and I. 
EolL 169 b and 173 b. 

h. On Lazarus of Bethany; imperfect. 
Eol. 178 a. See Assem., p. 322, no. 134. 

e. On the Eorty Martyrs. Eol. 180 a. See 
Assem., p*. 319, no. 106. 

13. Hymns and Prayers with the title 
f^V^oi 1^.1 , " on Calamities," correspond- 
ing to Add. 14,515, fol. 101 a. Imperfect. 
Eol. 183 6. 



Here ends volume first, and with fol. 184 
commences volume second. 

1. Eragments of a homily for Palm Sunday. 
Eol. 184 a. 

2. Passion Week; imperfect.— i^iuVjo* 
on Cain and Ahel; imperfect. Eol. 186 a. — 
r^AuA^^cuto on Abraham and Isaac. Eol. 
187 a. — ^Homily of John Chrysostom for 
Monday in Passion week, rdx*«a9 f^xsnt^n 

rd*iafiBSkKb ocp nfk rdAfl»r^.i . Eol. 189 a. 
Beginning : kIlsqcu r^.«u:^.ii |^in\\ .i rt^cai 



•X.O . . Mif^'. — Homily of John Chrysostom 
on S. Matthew, ch. xxi. 33 — 44, being horn. 
Ixviii. in Erang. Matth. Eol. 192 b. See 
Opera, t. vii., p. 754.— rdx.i.ii« . Eol. 197 6. 
— ^Eragment of a discourse of Jacob of Batnae. 
Eol. 198 a. — ^Eragment of a homily. EoL 
199 a. 

3. Eragment of a discourse of Jacob of 
Batnae on Pentecost. Eol. 200 a. See 
Assem., Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 328, no. 184. 

4. Discourse of Jacob of Batnae on all 
Martyrs. Eol. 200 b. Beginning : r^.ioaJ9 

5. Another discourse of Jacob on all 
Martyrs ; imperfect. Eol. 204 b. See Assem., 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 339, no. 222. 

6. Eragment of a homily. Eol. 207 b. 

7. Eragment of a discourse of Jacob of 
Batnae on the Dead. Eol. 208 a. See Add. 
17,190, fol. 118 a. 

[Add. 14,516.] 



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^of which are much stained and torn, 
especially foil. 5, 10, 11, 19, 20, 22—26. 
Leaves are wanting at the heginning, and 
after foil. 11, 19 and 21. The quires are 
signed with letters (fol. 12, cd), and there 
are from 20 to 24 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a good current hand, 
of the latter part of the ix*^ cent., and 
contains — 

Hymns for the festivals of the whole year, 
pc^iix..! f^'i.icut:! rdx.i.i:9Q (fol. 26 a). The 
principal rubrics are as follow. 

The Porty Martyrs. Fol. 5 a. 

Palm Sunday. Fol. 6 a. 

Passion Week. Pol. 7 b. 

Easter. Pol. 9 a. 

The Dead, r<:i.u^.i . Pol. 13 a. 

The Saints, rdx^u.! . Pol. 13 b. 

The Martyrs. r^.*ioi2fl9.i • Pol. 14 b. 

Lent. Pol. 18 b. 

The blessed Virgin, r^rf ii.iL.i . Pol. 206. 

The Confessors, f^i*Hasn.*i • Pol. 22 b. 

S. Thomas the Apostle. Pol. 22 6. 

Pentecost. Pol. 23 a. 

George, .fittA^Jicu^ ,iio.i . Pol. 23 6. 

Marutha, rc'iioi^o^ijao.i . Pol. 24 a. 

Achudemes, con.iouf^' >i:9Q.i . Pol. 24 h. 

Part of what was written on fol. 25 b has 
been erased, but at the foot of the page we 
find the weU known formula :* >i:5« jtocu> 



f^2k.ll 



r^(&C9br^ii 



rdiso^aJBoa 



. rdab.uB (read rdj#oi.i) 

* See above, p. 107, and compare Assemani, Bibl. 
Apostol. Vatic, codd. MSS. CataL, t. iii., p. 75, cod. cix., 

where the form is : ,T^ h.1 r^i\j<^ yi\\Au i^ 



f^l*.*l ^Oas ^iir^.i Mjf^ Jiik. a!^ . See also 

Land, Anecd. Syr., t. i., p. 58, t. ii., p. 13; Journal of 
Sacred Literature for April 1863, p. 127. 



Then follow the words: rdnA^^ odvs 

On fol. 26 a there is a note in the same 
handwriting, stating that this hymn-book 
was written, in the year 11 — ^9,* in the 
convent of Macarius in the desert of Soete, 
hy the order of Joseph, abhat of the convent 
of S. Mary Deipara. 

r^i].*lcaAo r< fti\n n \o rA\ i»n n T.Ai,A 

. Kba\r<:i ftduK*.iJB [re^.i^.:i t^lsaijsn oiAo 

. rdx*UB rdMorio rc^V9.io rdarC^:! rdAfl^ords 
rC'i.icut.l rdx.i.i:9Q.i K!lco [rdaii^ >l]^r^ 

. •^JLiio t^lsao •fiAr< iiix. . rc^iox..! 

[re'jiax. .z*! ^.1 oico • y^^in ^ix.^1 aiZfti.a 
r^iftiia . ,ftii\ynftf>rc^.i nfisrisoa 

. ,ft>i\nnfH^:i rc'vsruaa ooa ca»^r<^ KbAr^ 
. Qofittx. »^.tl oco KbArCn • rdi44ifi« •z-irC' 

A later hand has added at the foot of the 
page: >i4» Kbcai rdico r^ncookX r^U»\.i 
^f^' f<junn f^AiOi ^[o f^ij3 ^o] r^srC" ^ 

[Add. 14,522, foil. 4—26.] 

cccx. 

Vellimi, about 9| in. by 6f , consisting of 

* Owing to the leaf being torn, the precise date is 
uncertain, but the utmost limits necessarily are A. Gr. 
1129, A.D. 818, and A. Gr. 1199, A.D. 888. The latter 
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117 leaves (Add. 14,506, foU. 119—235). 
The quires, 12 in number, are signed with 
letters, commencing with \^. There are 
from 25 to 29 lines in ea6h page. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
hand of the ix*^ or x*^ cent., and contains — 
Fart of a large collection of hymns, can- 
ticles, etc. (f^jLi.i.», Kik^.\afl», rdLjB, 
r^h\eJLsi , k:za».i r^ika , and Kliaiis), for the 
circle of the whole year. 

1. Hymns, fti&ui^jBQ, for the Great Week, 
r^i^i Kftuax. ; very imperfect. Pol. 119 a. 

Subscription, fol. 120 b : Kilo «aiiAMX ja\x. 

f^lkuilaoo r^iiCLkao k!za»9 r^^^o r^tku..i 

• f^'iisii rt^&ias. cbifk.i 

2. Hymns and Canticles for the whole 
year : qiifk.i . ly^ i\nm ^ijc^a ^.i «aoii 

kAux..! KU&oiik , commencing with a Can- 
ticle on the Annunciation of Zacharias, 



JLin .i-2k 



1.1 €o^ 



rd&rdAsn . Fol. 120 b. 

3. Canticles on the Annunciation of the 
Virgin ; viz. ^ftijaoo r^ift^^ A^.i , fol. 123 a ; 
y^vs^a As»eu A^i ^n •aoii , fol. 126 a. 

4. Hymns of Ephraim on the Nativity of 
our Lord: ».^iM.*i co.%Jl* A.jl..i rtljLisib 
y^xSkf^ tVS9 rdab.io.i • i mnn.i . FoL 128 b. 

6. Canticles on the Commemoration of the 
blessed Yirgui, ii.iJui oni^o^.! r^^K^^^ 
KbAf^", alphabetically arranged, fol. 166 a ; 
r^iil^oii r^du\cifi9 r^iii«»r^, fol. 159 b. 

6. Canticle on S. Simeon the Aged, 
f^nj» ^.^oaJML 1^.1 r^<kAs5u^ • Fol. 160 b. 

7. Canticle on Mary and the Magi, 
rdx.a^QO >• vm 1^.i r^<kA\afi9 • Fol. 163 a. 

8. Canticle on our Lord and S. John the 
Baptist, ^cuo »..i» A^:i f^'^KA^OAff . Fol. 
166 a. 

9. Hymns of Ephraim on the Epiphany, 

KUu.1.1 rt'.ird^.l . Fol. 168 b. 



10. Various hymnSi rdci^iM , fol. 183 1^ 
viz. 

a. The Annunciation of Zacharias, A^^ 
r^iikis coiaafl» . Fol. 183 b. 

b. The holy Virgin, KbAf^ Auil.a . FoL 
184 a. 

c. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, r^Ji.1^ ^ ^ ^ 1 t»o i.i «■!! ft All r%M 
Fol. 185 a. 

d. The Commemoration of the Dead, 
K'ruiSL.i Kliifko.!.! . FoL 187 a. 

e. The Commemoration of the Priests, 
rdicQSk.*! K:iiAo.i.a . Fol. 187 b. 

f. The Eesurrection of the Dead, i^LfiK^ 
rdkiM iuM 1^9 . Fol. 189 a. 

g. Faraenetic hymn, reiicuuiiiMs . FoL 
192 a. 

h. Bar-sauma the Stylite, KL-soo^i-a:! 
K'iio^itorlr. FoL. 193 a. 

i. Lent, ^k^siir^n r^x^:in t^lsao^ r^lci^^A, 
fol. 194 a ; K^ksbcu.! hu^ar^ rA\CL^xs2Xsn 



K'iiaLLi ^iaord^.*! , fol. 197 a. 

y. Palm Sunday, t^i Tn>v»».i kL^-JlAs 
rdiabJLOf^'.i . Fol. 198 a. 

11. Canticles for Palm Sunday, r^iu\cu» 
f^li-^jLOK':! ; the first of which is entitled 
r^ii3-^o f^'^co^ 1^.1 , '* of the Synagogue 
and the Church." FoL 199 a. 

12. Canticles for Passion (or Holy) Week, 
r€xun r^(Kax. caifk.i K'^kA^oio.! f<mft\; viz. 

a. On Cain and Abel, A^.i r^<kju^^u]9 



^iii.i ft^i\\.i .lAacDO 

204 b. 

b. On Abraham and 

^MiJ^K'o . Fol. 207 b. 

c. On the Synagogue 

rdl^iXA^irt^^ . FoL210 5. 



»rdA. FoL 



Isaac, r^iua.^^u]9 
of the Jews, 



d. On the Apostasy of Simon Peter, A^:i 
CLksaz..! co^iCLfiL^, fol. 211 b; K^k*^ 
n\^T..i ooL.*! rfiiipwf^, fol. 216 a. 



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e. On Judas the Traitor, A^.i r^<kA\afi9 
rdAMLxM rCnooo* . Eol. 217 b. 

f. For the Friday of the Crucifixion, 
k:za».i r^lkaoi.^.1, fol. 220 a; r^iiOJ&ADi.i , 
fol. 226 a. 

g. For the Great Saturday, f<^&UA.\aj]9 
r^iiax..! rdJA.i , fol. 228 a; on the Cherub 
and the Thief, rdaoi^ l^.i f^'AuA^.CLfiff 
fdftu\5i , fol. 229 a. 

13. Hymns for the Resurrection, rdx.i.iib 
feiM^.i . Fol. 231 b. 

14. Hymns for the Invention of the 
Cross, rf„^ I \g.i cp^ u%T.i f<ljLi:iia • Fol. 
232 5. 

Colophon, fol. 234 bi ^^^^\ ^jAx. 

• k!za».1 f^^o • rd2aiaj33 r^^o . f^iiCLkao 
. y^xSkx^ ti^Q rdabno^ rd:x.i.vaQO . rdiaiAO 
r^.*lf<lL.i rc'i.iCLM coJLslao • i^'AuAi^QjoaLao 

•o:o. -^ : .o:o. .rdx^'uB 

• ^ix. coLm 1^.1 . r^sf^" f^'colKd ft^Mnai 
^lAsuLO . ^ 1.1^. rd*oalrc' aA*.i rdiriA \ no 

• o • o:o . o • rdico r^aiufLl 

On fol. 235 a there is a note, stating 
that this manuscript was written by a monk 
named John, at the expense of a person 
whose name has been erased, that of Achu- 
demes being substituted, yxspo^ \^^^f< 

3^3^V^ rdlr^ .ftii^^ »con\ \, K^V^ 
ocb ^cu • rdicD r^aiiaA ^:i .aii^ 



: ,^^ f^cD KlaKska.1 
oil • juok . >iicuL«jjAa .1^ 
or^ i^Jto Of^ 3niSi onf 
ft^oaui 



^ 1^.1 : ^.4^.1 
Kd^ *• ^1 ^ .14 
JjiMJdQ.*! ^ Aa ^.1 

rdi.icoakX f<\\ o 

^ rd*iAai •fikfC' t^lsai u^ ft^oaui . rdico 

K^sa:k. oxIa i^ardio • co^i^. ^o ^tJir^ 

f<.^j»hK Kdo • vo[^ A^ *Td*oio JtoOat ..^iSAK" 

• o:o. f^oaXf^.1 f^iJbQ A^ 

At the foot of the page a later hand has 
added the words i^co v^aiiaA oal f^ix» of^ 
ft^.i f^.icD ^, meaning the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara. 

The short notes on fol. 236 b have been 
almost completely eflFaced, with the exception 
of one, which states that the manuscript 
belonged at one time to Achudemes, the son 

of Habib : %\s^^ rdico r^aiu^ >cDO^f^ <* 

There are coloured ornaments and borders 
on foil. 168 6, 234 6, and 235 a. 

[Add. 14,606, foU. 119—235.] 



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Vellum, about 8f in. by 5|, consisting of 
145 leaves. The quires, signed with letters^ 
are now 15 in number, but several are want- 
ing at the end of the volume, and two leaves 
are missing after fol. 3. There are from 19 
to 27 lines in each page. From fol. 1 to 
119 this manuscript is written in a good, 
regular hand of the x*^ cent.; and the re- 
mainder, which is also very neatly written, 
is of about the same age. It contains — 

A collection of Choral Services, consisting 
of f^'iuJL^M , rdx.i.i:9Q , r^iu\cLfi9 , r^hKoJLs^ , 
etc., for the festivals of the whole year: 
r^iujL.i r^rio^ aiifk.i f<huk.nJLSk (fol. 1 b). 
Many of these hymns and prayers are as- 
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!• The Annunciation of Zacharias. PoL 
Id. 

2. The Annunciation of the Virgin ; im- 
perfect. Pol. 3 a. — ^At the conclusion of 
this order, fol. 4 6, there is written in a more 
recent hand: vviAin >u» K'AAirdsa.i r<ai^ 
^cu:i coriiosa >u>o f<9ii^.l r^jsn^n Kl&ina 
f^h^re rd&ina A»0^7i rdllA^o, ''look for 
the Order of the Visit (of Mary to Elisabeth) 
behind thee on the first leaf of the book, 
and for the Birth of John (the Baptist) and 
the Revelation of Joseph on the last leaf." 
The first named order is actually written by 
the same hand on fol. 1 a; the others hare 
been lost along with the latter portion of the 
manuscript. 

3. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 4 6. 
— rdr.i.i:9Q of Ephraim, fol. 9 h ; rt'Aul^^afiff , 

fol. 14 a. 

4. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Eol. 17 J.— f^i.i:», fol. 20 6; 
f^'ki^^uto , fol. 23 a. 

5. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol. 

26 a. 

6. The Epiphany. Fol. 30 6.— rt:x.i.ii« , 
fol. 37 h ; canticle on our Lord and S. John, 
fol. 40 6; hymns on the baptismal font, 
K'Au.iouaiJ^ A^.i K'Au^J.a^, fol. 47 *; 
K'.i.-jSu. A^.i «lx.i.i», fol. 48 6; K'iu^afl^ 
f^.%«^ 1^:1 , fol. 60 a. 

7. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, K:l.^2aa.so ^cu.i cofioXao A^i . 
Fol. 61 a. 

8. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist. 

Fol. 64 h. 

9. The Commemoration of S. Simeon the 

Aged. Fol. 67 6. 

10. Lent. 
>L.Mi f^iTn,ij> cQ^ • Fol. 61 b. 
^i4i.i .. .. Fol. 78 a. 

^h\^:i .. .. Fol. 80 6. 

nf^W.i .. .. Fol. 83 6. 

f^^o^.i f<'<&uab^^ r^Aiaa..! . Fol. 86 a. 
r^hssLii rdbL&a.l«» 00^3 . Fol. 103 6. 



t^lsao^ 



11. The Forty Martyrs. Fol. 106 a. 

12. Palm Sunday. Fol. 109 a. 

13. Passion {or Holy) Week. Fol. 119 a. 
—Monday, fol. 119 a; Tuesday, fol. 130 6; 
Wednesday, fol. 139 a. Imperfect. 

Additional hymns and prayers have been 
written here and there on the margins by 
two or three later hands. 

[Add. 14,611.] 



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Vellum, about 8f in. by 6|, consisting of 
144 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 43, 134, and 141 — 
144. The quires, signed with letters, are at 
present only 16 in number. The first six 
quires, the eighth, and several at the end of 
the volxmie, are altogether lost ; and leaves 
are missing after foil. 1, 2, 3, 4, 14 and 22. 
There are from 19 to 24 lines in each page. 
This volume, which is palimpsest throughout, 
is written in a good, regular hand of the t^ 
cent., and contains — 

Choral Services for the principal festivals 
of the whole year, consisting of itdii, 
rdx.i.i:9Q , f^'iio^ , etc., ascribed to Ephraim 
and Jacob. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord, rdx-iuo of 
Ephraim ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, f^'AuVcutoo rdlx-IiTM ; imperfect. Fol. 
3 6. 

3. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol. 

8 a. 

4. The Epiphany; imperfect. Fol. 12 6. 
— rdx.i.i:s8 of Ephraim, fol. 23 a\ f<h^\^ 
on our Lord and S. John, fol. 41 6.— Fol. 36 J 
has been designedly left blank by the scribe. 

5. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Fol. 44 6— r6Li.ii« , fol. 48 6. 

6. The Presentation in the Temple. Fol. 
51 6._rd:x.i.i:s8 on S. Simeon the Aged, foL 
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7. Lent, Fol. 60 &•— r^aoo^^ f^x.^^sn of 
Ephraim, foL 122 a; f^iiflLa^ii A^.i niciijaa 
fdsi^ iioiio I foL 129 a ; nfii*iM.*i^ rdx.i.ii2a , 
foL 138 a. 

8. The forty Martyrs; imperfect. Pol. 
142 6. 

As a palimpsest, this volume comprises 
parts of three manuscripts. 

a. A manuscript of the book of Isaiah, 
according to the Peslutta version, written in 
two columns, in a fine Estrangela of the 
vi*^orvii*^cent. Poll, 67— 124. The running 
title r^AiAf^is still clearly visible on foil, 
74 a, 83 a, 94 a, 96 a, 102 a, 103 a, at the 
foot; and on foil. 75 a, 84 6, 100 b, 108 6, 
113 6, 122 ft, and 124 a, at the top. The 
text is most distinctly legible on foil. 69 and 
72, the latter of which contains ch. xvi. 1 — 
xvii. 2, and the former, ch. xvii. 2 — ^xviii. 3. 

b. A manuscript written in two columns, 
in a small, neat hand of the vi*^ or vii"* cent. 
It contains discourses, one of which at least 
bears the title (foil. 135 b and 139 d, at the 
top) rd*.ioca* IaooX.!, '^against the Jews.'' 
PoU. 36—66 and 125—144. 

c. A manuscript written in a good Estran- 
gela of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent. PoU. 1-^5. 
It appears to contain discourses of Jacob of 
Batnae, but enough of the text has not been 
deciphered to make this quite certain. 

[Add. 14,512.] 



cccxm. 

Vellxmi, about 8| in. by 5|, consisting of 
191 leaves. The quires, 21 in number, are 
signed with letters. Leaves are wanting 
after foil. 144, 170, and 171. There are from 
25 to 30 lines in each page, except in the 
last quire, where the number varies from 20 
to 23. The greater part of this volxmie, foil. 
1 — 180, is written in a small, neat hand of 
the x^ cent. ; the last quire, foil. 181—189, 



was added A. Gr. 1345, A.D. 1034. It 
contains — 

A collection of Anthems, '^ % ^ ^ ^ ^ 
avrlffxopch for the festivals of the whole year. 
Title, fol. 1 b: rdiiicaaM rd i^i^ I^ 

The running title is : (or rda^) rt^itoiofk 

1. r^ii.1.^ A.ido 1^.1 , for the Dedication 
of the Church. Pol. 1 ft. 

2. r^i^i.1 covsofiff.! r<ai^ , order of the 
Annunciation of Zacharias. Pol. 3 a. 

3. KbaXr^ ii.iJLi.i obvaOfl^ A^.i Klfii^, 
order of the Annunciation of the Mother 
of God. Pol. 6 a. 

order of the Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Pol. 
10 a. 

5. ^cui cD.*iAcM.i r<ai^ , order of the 
Nativity of S. John (the Baptist). Pol. 
11a. 

6. f^lfkrdisa^.i«&ja9cu.iaiiA\^A^.i, ofthe 
Revelation to S. Joseph by the Angel. Pol. 
12 6. 

7. «^i»l co.iJL:i r^x*.io K'.if<!:k..i tt^fti\\ 
1 ftinn.i , order of the holy Pestival of the 
Nativity of our Lord in the flesh. PoL 13 b. 

8. >fti:9Q KbAr^ ^^1m^ tt^fti\\ , order of 
the Mother of God, Mary. Pol* 24 b. 

9. f^3oL*.i K!ii^o9^ f^lfiftft!^, order of 
the Commemoration of the Children (the 
Massacre of the Innocents). Pol. 29 a. 

10. r^Hcpoi.! r€x^nn f<'.*ir^2k. A^i f^SJio^ , 
order of the holy Pestival of the Lights 
(rh <l>Sn-a), i.e. of the Epiphany. PoL 31 ft.* 



* The letters K", .9, -^i n^ CO, o, % and J», 

wbicli often appear on the margins, from fol. 34 onwaids, 
denote the different tones (9x<^) ^^ooording to which the 
hymns are to be chanted, 

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j]jE|fi& 1^.1 jr<ffti%\ , order 
of S. John (the Baptist). 

)rder of S, Stephen the 
. 4A a. 

Gregory, Fol. 46 a. 

nee of our Lord into the 
•esentation). Pol. 48 b. 

►f the holy Mar Severus 
. 52 J, 

I, order of anthems for 
the Forty (Days), ie. 

I r^iTn.ut.i . Eol. 66 b. 

1X..1 . Eol, 67 b. 

\ n^iTn.'ut.i f^iittft!^ » Eol 

••1 ^iiiii.i r^iiax.9 kSui^ 
ii.l • kAuuLmI • f^ 111 \ 

r^".! f^'iKax..*! rdui^^ '^^^^''^ 

Eol. 79 a. 

a. 
a. 

ithems of the forty holy 
0. Eol. 94 a. 

inthems of Lazarus of 

^ 

r^'iiax..! rdiu^.*! kIal^ 



order of anthems for the week preceding 
Pahn-Sunday. Eol. 98 J. 

anthems for Palm-Sunday. Eol. 103 b. 

21. Kl^o'ifik rdau» 1^.1 , for the Passion of 
the Redeemer. 

a. rr^iTn ^iii.i rdliW-i . Eol. 107 a. 

b. KftAii.i rdJA.! . Eol. 108 b. 

c. f<2^^re^ rdJA.i . Eol. 109 b. 

d. a. f^\f^\n r^aLMMi r^lJA-i . Eol. 110 b. 
fi. KlaLi.ia ^.^oiosa •X..ICL0 A^.i rdfiaft^, 

order of the Consecration of the 
holy Chrism (j^vpov). Eol. 112 b. ' 
7. r^i\^x. 1^.1 f<m')\ , order of the 
Washing (of Eeet).' Eol. 114 b. 

e. a. rCiiaoi^.*! r^jil.! . Eol. 116 a. 

fi. K!aLi.va f^ajA^.l f^'ii.i.^.i rdXtt.A2^ , 
order of the Adoration of the holy Cross. 
Eol. 116 b. 
f. rdiiaM ftfJA.i . Eol. 116 b. 

22. f^fOun^ KlA^iafl» K!iuiL.i rOto^ 
*r^.TiLf<'f<lL»i^ •z^nAiUQ.i, order of Syrian 
anthems for the Resurrection, complete in 
eight tones. 

a. f^AM.TJo j^oA^f^. Eol. 118 a. 

b. f^hcfuon r^uiii jtoOA*!^. Eol. 121 a. 
C. r^iknus.! rd*iuX^ j09QA*rtb r^jaaj^ . 

Eol. 124 b. 

d. f<hsx^xo K^^eo^o.! r^A-^^Aai r^Lfia^^ • 
Eol. 127 a. 

e. f<MXMSn»» r<ai^ . Eol. 129 b. 

f. rdkM^.i r^iL^ r^Ai^^ . Eol. 132 a. 

g. rAcnxn^ f<i\nT r^Jaa^ . Eol. 133 b. 
h. f^ii«Mii rdiu^L.! r^Sio^ . Eol. 136 a. 

23. A^o rCii.i,M f<iT n.u» 1^.1 f^i)ttA!\^ 
k^mVx. t^lsa&r^ii, order of the New Sunday 
(17 ic€uvii or vea tcvpui/c^j Low Sunday), and of 
S. Thomas the Apostle, Eol. 139 a. 

24. f^iSoiA.*! «.^iai.*i cnn \n flr>:t KH^JL^, 
anthems for the Ascension of our Lord to 
Heaven. Imperfect. Eol. 143 a. 



• Apparently the plural of i7xa8toy, a diminutive from 
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25. t\mfn\i^.i rdaLaLs.*u».i r^jiasL^^ order 
of the Sunday of Pentecost, FoL 146 a. 

26. f^ajAi[.*i] Kluaift":! K!aLi.ia fe.if<^.l 
rdab.ia , of the holy Festival of the Dedica- 
tion (iy/calvui) of the holy Cross. Fol. 149 a. 

27. r^abiJB f^LLfii A^.i f^Jias\ ^ order of 
the holy Prophets. Fol. 152 a. 

28. f^liAi f^^Af^ 1^.1 f<fti\\, order of 
Elias the Prophet. FoL 153 a. 

29. ^rdia\^ k^mViL 1^.1 f<m>\ , order 
of the Apostles generally (Common of the 
Apostles). Fol. 154 a. 

30. jBooAao •fittA\Jufl» 1^.1 f^JiosjL^ , order 
of Sergius and Bacchus. Fol. 165 a. 

31. ,ftii\ja\^ tijaa r^x*.iJB A^.i f^^Ai^!^ , 
order of the holy Mar George. Fol. 156 a. 

32. f^'vsvs Kduuno f^'illiorifld A;^.! f^^Alft!^ , 

order of the holy martyr Barbara. Fol. 
157 6. 

33. r^lSQO^ia tijaa r^x*.ia l^.i f^^fiift!^, 
order of the holy Mar Bar-sauma. Fol. 
169 a. 

34. rdab.iJB.io f^oalf<' ii.iL.i f^l4«iafi9 Kliaio 

r^.*iJ^f<'> Syrian canons {/cav6v€s:) of the 
Mother of God, and of the Saints and the 
Dead generally ; complete in eight tones. 

a. (Trp&Tosi) j^c\\^ jaooA^f^ • Fol. 160 b. 

b. f^i^i^ jooQA^r^. Fol. 164 b. 

c. rd^Au^A^ j^GLA^f^. Imperfect. Fol. 
168 a. 

d. r^4.^^a^i j»GLA^f^. Imperfect. Fol. 
171a. 

e. f<MXMM»» jooQA^K". Fol. 172 b. 

/. r^h^^hssL jtoOA^r^. Fol. 174 a. 

g. ft^i\nT. jooQAAf^". FoL 176 a. 

h. rtlMiMSnhi jtoOA^r^. FoL 178 a. 

35. t^lsaoio .*u» 1^.1 tt^fti>\, order of any 
one Saint. FoL 181 6. 

36. <&i.iJlI.1 cnu&CUk..! f^AlfiU K!iaio.i r<fiaA!^ 
(rerafyro^) j»c\\\f^ »floQA*r^ : f<'oalf<', a 
Greek canon for the Obsequies of the Mother 
of God ; fourth tone. Fol. 185 b. 

At the end of this canon, fol. 189 a, is the 



following rubric: kLsco kLq^iala >1jl 

On foL 189 J there are two notes, in the same 
handwriting as that of the last nine leaves. 
The first states that this book belonged to 
the deacon Theodore, of the convent of Bar- 
Bushair, who purchased it out of his private 

means (f^cnX ft':! r^in^x ^, jJJ\ jj^ ^^=rd5« 

f<n\r^.*i coiinni\ ^i.*i , 4)d]\ ^^ U) ; the other, 
that the last quire was written by the priest 
Jacob, A.G. 1345, A.D. 1034. 

,T*gnT^ ^flooio.iort'ii.*! K!lco r^flffiaA >CDO^r^ 
A^o tCDoLk. ft^Vti r^ijo.i Aa . >coo.*i.uiL.io 

: ^...^f^ ^A^ ^^A * *^^^^^^ >^^ f^*icu.i.a 
: ^A^Of^ r^aoiisAo f<^iin\ r^fiojjJi r^ijaa 
r^iSA ft'iijL.l tt^\ O^T.o rdaOu.! rd*o'iaA 

On fol. 189 a and J, at the top of the page, 
are written in a rude hand the words 

** this book belongs to the priest Simon." 

The same person, apparently, has filled 
the remainder of fol. 189 ft, as well as foil. 
190 and 191 a, with part of the history of the 
Invention of the Cross for the second time 
by the empress Helena. Much of this is 

barely legible. It begins: ^uaii^ ^eA% 

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(sic) s»^^ . Aaaea •> >3LAl.ior^ (sic) ft^ftnftt^\ 
(sic) >AA»i9 • cD^a&lsna f<.i«MO ^kxskua 

On foL 183 6, at the foot of the page, there 
is a drawing of a dove. 

Lai^e portions of this volume are palimp- 
sest, but the older Syriac text is no longer 
legible. 

[Add, 12,146.] 



CCCXIV. 

Two vellum leaves, about 1^ in. by 5|. 
The writing is neat and regular, of the x*^ 
cent., with from 25 to 27 lines in each page. 
They contain — 

Hymns and canons for Lent, f<'iiH:9Q.ii«.i ; 
the Eesurrection, f^hcs^^M^n r^cLi^; the 
Commemoration of the blessed Virgin, the 
martyrs, saints, and the dead, rdicuLa 
r^z*.io:io f^.ioafl9.io [f^oalr^] ii^-l*.! rdli^o.V9 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 70, 71.] 



cccxv. 

Three vellum leaves, about 6f in. by 5J. 
They contain r^ iV i \ , or anthems, for the 
Nativity, the Massacre of the Innocents, and 
the Epiphany, written in a fair hand of the 
x*^ or xi"" cent., with 23 or 24 lines in each 
page. These leaves have the appearance of 
being palimpsest. 

[Add. 14,525, foU. 25—27.] 



CCCXVI. 

Eighteen vellxmi leaves, about 7^ in. by 
6§ (Add. 14,525, foU. 28—45). The writing 
is good and regular, of the x*^ or xL*^ cent, 



with from 16 to 23 lines in each page. They 
formed part of — 

A volume, containing anthems and hymns 
(fdUDO Kliu^) for the festivals of the whole 
year. 

1^ The Epiphany; first order, very imper* 
feet, fol. 28 a; second order, ^i^i Klfloa!^ 
KUia.1.1 , imperfect, fol. 28 a. 

2. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist; imperfect. FoL 31 a. 

3. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple and the Commemoration of S. 
Simeon the Aged; imperfect. Eol. 32 a. 

4. The forty Martyrs; imperfect. FoL 
33 a. 

5. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 37 ft. 

These leaves have the appearance of being 
palimpsest. 

[Add. 14,525, foU. 28—45.] 

CCCXVIL 

Ten vellum leaves, about 7^ in. by 5| 
(Add. 14,525, foU. 46—55). The writing is 
good and regular, of the x*^ or xi*^ cent., 
with from 23 to 26 lines in each page. They 
formed part of— 

A volume, containing canons and anthems 
for the festivals of the whole year. 

1. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 46 a. 

2. The forty Martyrs. FoL 49 a. 

3. Lazarus of Bethany. FoL 52 b. 

4. Palm Sunday ; imperfect. Fol. 53 d. 

[Add. 14,525, foil. 46—55.] 



CCCXYIII. 

Vellxmi, about 13J in. by 8|, consisting of 
178 leaves, many of which are stained and 
soiled. Foil. 140 — 159 have been torn and 
afterwards repaired with paper. The quires, 
signed with letters, were origmally 19 in. 
mmiber, but the sixth is now lost. 'Each 
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32 to 42 lines. The greater pa«rt of this 
volume (foil. 1 — ^159) is written in a good 
hand of the x*^ or xi*^ cent. ; but the last 
two quires (foil. 160 — 178) are dated A. Gr. 
1477, A-D- 1166. It contains— 

Hymns for the services of the whole year. 
Title, fol. 15: K^cuiuX^if^i.icuk.oK!L4# 1^ 

Among them are rdUB, r^aJix^^ r^hi^^, 
and prayers, ascribed to Ephraim and Jacob 
of Batnae. The collection is divided into two 
parts, foil. 1—88 b and foil. 88 &— 177 a. 

1. The Consecration of the Church, f^Iftia;^ 
f^ii.i:k. A^CLo A^.l rd.AiM.io ^.^-rdio, fol. 
lb; rdz.i.i:9Q,fol. 2 b. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias, t^oift!^ 
r^i^i.! covsofl^ A^.i. — fdlia, fol. 3 b; 
r^aJi^:s9 , fol. 4 b. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
i^oqIk' ^.iL.i cbvsofiff .1^ **<^!^-^ • — v"^^ 9 
fol. 6 b ; rd:s.i.i:9Q , fol. 6 b. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, kIal^ 
AnxAf^ x^ >ftiM9 (sic) f^hdf^vso^ . 
Fol. 7 b. 

5. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
^cu.i cD.iXasn l^.i t^^ai^ .— r^lo, fol. 8 b ; 
rdx.1.130 , fol. b. 

6. The Eevelation of S. Joseph, f^huxsL» 
^y\\^Wn . Fol. 10 b. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord, f^Auia^M 
«^^^.*l co.iL.1 r^x*.To f^^f<j^ A^.i .^-rdio , 
fol. 12 a ; ^ao,n\ ■ >^.*i rc'iiaiLa , fol. 16 b ; 
rdx.i.%:sn, fol. 17 b; canticle on Mary and 
the Magi, ft^Ta\^o ^ftisa A^.i r^iu\afi9, 
fol. 20 b. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, f<'oalft'Ai.iL.i coaaAcLo A^.i f^'Aui^bo. 
— rdB, fol. 21 b; jon\ » »i».i f^iioJLa, 
fol. 25 a; rd:s.i.i:9Q, fol. 26 b; canticles on 
the Virgin, r^aiif< l^nli I^ re^uA^^afl^, 
fol. 27 b. 



9. The Massacre of the Innocents, f^^ftta!^ 
jtocu.ioi^rt' A\.fi3 r^.*ioL* 1^.1 . Fol. 28 b. 

10. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory, w^n rn\ tt^T iin Ij^^s rdAuaJ^ 
jtocui^i^o jtocuLfiaa • FoL 30 a. 

11. The Epiphany, r^^Kl^ l^.i f<^m^\ 
rdA.aci^ KliiLj.i9 hi^JkOrf f^icoai3 f^ls^^a 
^.^.1.— fduo, fol. 31 a; »i9Q.i r^hsasL^ 
>a o , n\ i, fol. 35 a; rdx-ruao, fol. 35 b; can- 
ticle on S. John the Baptist, A^.i f^AuA^^cu^ 
1^ 1 i»a 1 fisn , fol. 39 a. 

12. The Decollation of S. John the Bap- 
tist, f^.i^\*n ^cu.i onaui j^fi& l^.i i^^oi^ . 
— f<lii, fol. 40 a; rCsJixJs^, fol. 41 a; 
r^AuA^ofiff , fol. 42 a. 

13. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 

Fol. 42 b. 

14. S. Simeon and the Presentation, 

r^lA^oal «^.^:i . — r^ , fol. 44 a; kIjliiuq , 
fol. 44 b. 

15. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma, 

fol. 45 b ; rd:x.i.%2a, fol. 46 b. 

16. The Commemoration of Severus, 

rdl&flu\if^.*i . Fol. 47 b. 

17. The Wedding at Cana of Galilee, 

t^lsao^ A1^3 KlaJLa.i,M . Fol. 48 b. 

18. Lent, t<!au.va t^lsao^ A^.i f<fti^\ 

Of the services for the first week only a 
small fragment remains. Fol. 49 b. 

The services for the second week are im- 
perfect at the beginning. Fol. 50 a. 

The third week. Fol. 55 6. 

The fourth week. Fol. 63 a. 

The fifth week. Fol. 70 ft. 

The sixth Sunday in Lent. Fol. 78 a. 

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i«8, fol. 87 ft; f^4u\^a», 

le first part of the manu- 

Xm.*I rdi.i:k.:i^29S rdico rda^.*! 
TT Holy) Week, l^.i r^AiA^ 

)1. 88 6.— rdx.i«8 , fol. 91 ft. 
)1. 94 6.— nlx.i.i:s9 , fol. 97 b. 
, fol. 101 a rd:s.i.i:a« , fol. 

fol. 107 ft. — Canticle on 

[)9 a; f^iui^aito, fol. 110 a; 
Eiham and Isaac, r^ii.^.^^cifi9 
ir^.l^..i , fol. Ill a; f^lx-i.Tsa , 
er of the Consecration of the 
a^f^'.*! «.j^a jciCLo.! v^loift!^ 
4 a. — Order of the Washing 

u^ red»iAi»i.*i , fol. 115 a. 
1. 116 ft.— f^4u4-\5U» , foU. 
) a; madrasha on the apostasy 

120 a; ftli.i.i:s9, foU. 120 ft, 
on the apostasy of Simon 

L4\^a», foil. 123 ft, 125 a; 
25 ft; canticle on the two 

USA , fol. 128.a.— Order of the 
e holy Cross, l^.i rOaa^ 
fx'ii.iAcA) , fol. 128 ft. 

kuJiOf^ r^iuAJL:! KLfis-Sb^ 
iiiuftM.1 . Pol. 129 a. — Can- 
rub and the Thief, r^iu\^uto 
30Vk 1^.1 , fol. 132 ft ; can- 
ent of our Lord into Hell, 



(sic) CD^UtfL^n tl^..! r^ilVMf^' f^^iua-^CJ^ 

IomA .,4^:1 , fol. 133 ft. 

22. Easter Sunday and the following week, 
f^hopAon r^x*.ia n^i T n.TM .l^..! «<^ttKa!^ • Pol. 
136 a. — r^ioa^.i rdlx-i.Tsa , fol. 138 a. 

23. New {or Low) Sunday, jLk..i f^^f^ 
f^^snu ti^iT*i.u» • Pol. 146 ft. 

24. The Thursday of the Ascension of our 
Lord, f^oAfluto.1 ft^iTn rOL»4» .1^9 i^^aia!^. 
Pol. 148 a. 

25. Pentecost or Whitsun Day, r<^ftt\\ 
»\flf>an 1^1^.1 rdx*.io r<iTn.'U» 1^.1. Pol. 
150 a. 

26. The Priday of Gold, 1a..i rdftift\ 
f^!ab.io r^MiW A^ Aua^ort^. r^acD.*i.*i r^iiaoi:k. 
^rdia\^. Pol. 151 a. 

27. The Commemoration of S. Peter, 
rdj^rdflk ^.^lynx, l^.i K^fis^ . Pol. 152 a. 

28. Of S. John the Evangelist, I^.i rdaift\ 
re^^oul^or^ ^cu • Pol. 153 a. 

29. Of S. Paul, ^oAa& 1^9 rdftift\ 
i^jjJls. . Pol. 154 a. 

30. Of S. Thomas, r^snar^^ I^.i rdaift\ 
KUiuAx. . Pol. 154 ft. 

31. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

>.if^9Q . Pol. 155 ft.— rdlx.i.Ta, fol. 156 ft. 

32. The Invention of the holy Cross, 

f^^aoidk ft^n i\g.i . Pol. 167 ft. 

33. The Commemoration of Gteorge, r<^ai^ 
jtoA\Jia\^ >^ rc^.icfifl90 f^lXft.ia A^.i . Pol. 
159 a. 

34. Of Quiricus or Cyriacus, ,i5n.i tt^fti\\ 
jtoQA»iao . Pol. 160 a. 

35. Of the Maccabees (Shamuni and her 
sons), coJao t^om..*! r<^ftt\\> Pol. 160 ft. 

36. Of Domitius, Ji^sa*9 >^.i f^Jfa\. 
Pol. 161 a. 

37. Of Simeon Stylites, >^:i t^tn \\ 
coio^itort'.i ^.^lynx, . Pol. 162 ft. 

38. Of Sergius and Bacchus, r^AL^J^ 
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39. Of Sophia and her daughters, -^^^\ 
oiiiiao r^KlAi&afl» r^iiau^iai • Fol. 164 b. 

40. Of Barbara and Juliana, ■^*^*-\ 
r^rdxAeuc rc'iaia.i . Pol. 166 b. 

41. Of Mary Magdalene, >ft^.i r^Ai^ 
f^AuX.!^ . Pol. 167 b. 

42. Of Cosmas and Damianus, r^LfiaA^ 
r<!jLiSQo.io t^lsaiao f^:x»lia.i • Pol. 168 b. 

43. Of Elias the Prophet, >Tao.i KLtt-^ 
reUaji r^iAf^. PoL 169 a. 

44. Of Bomanus, jtooiMoi >^.i rdfia^ . 
Pol. 170 a. 

45. Of any one Saint, K^aio .*u».i f^j^ts\. 
Pol. 171 a. 

46. The Consecration of a Bishop, t^^ai^ 
ft^9knnft>V^f^ A^ao.1 • Pol. 172 a. 

47. The Transfiguration of our Lord, 
re^rd^.1 K'.iK^^.i KlALSk^^ . Pol. 173 a. 

48. The Commemoration of Priests, f^^ft^ 
f^ci^jL^i. Pol. 173 6. 

49. The Commemoration of the Dead, 
^K:ia\^r^.%4i^ 1^.1 r^JxLs\ . Pol. 174 b. 

50. The Commemoration of all Martyrs, 
<&uK:ia\^r^.*ioi2fl9.i fOtoA^^. Pol. 176 a. 

Subscription, fol. 177 a, ^jjo^^ •^Jd^.i 

Then follows a Calendar of all the Saints' 
Days in the year, from the first Kanun to 
the latter Teshrin : f<'.*iK!2L «^£o^.i jaoi^.iao 
r^xMiJin . Pol. 177 ft. 

The colophon, fol. 178 ft, informs us that 
the latter portion of the manuscript was 
written, and the whole of it repaired and 
bound, in the year 1477, A.D. 1166, by the 
monk Abraham, the son of Paul, called Bar- 
Kazzaze (or the son of the silk-merchants, 

j\J)i at the expense of a noble lady named 
'Aziza (rfiiUi^ f<<K4fl9, ij}jc SjomJI). yiV t. 

Vio ^9 .siisk : f^*icu:i tt^\iT.o i^ivnT.o 



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• r^iiUi^ kAuaq.! r^iui^o rc^iio^^ 5.^9 






. r^.i •!% n 

^id^.iiirc':! p9 I^ rdacuio Kd^.*i ^ ocbo 
♦ ^K' . fdfiOM^ ^ ocp Af^ •. laA ^ 
A^ rdlAa rdaoiiaA fdinaOL flu>ifl»r<o 

A note in the centre of the page states 
that this book was conveyed from the Syrian 
church at Nabulus in Palestine into Egypt, 
and there purchased by Rabban *Aziz of 
Bartella, near Nineveh (Mosul), who sold 
it to Rabban Zakhe the Tagritan, in the 

year 1501, A.D. 1190. K^iKauu^ ^hs3Lf< 

t^lsaflu»ii A^.l r^iii».i:9Q j»oXs»f^ ^ r^.*ico 

hik^Of^ . r^all^ia ui^ pi cQisio ^i^sna 
f^Aiosni^ r<k\ piA ciiiai piiiao : i^oui 

A note at the top of the page, in a large 

hand, states that ^Aziz of Bartella (iJ^) 

purchased this manuscript in the monastery 

of Khandak (j*^') near Cairo, in the year 
Xiio .^r^, which is a mistake for ^i«o j^f<, 
A.D. 1500, A. Gr. 1189 ; for the capture of 

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Jerusalem by Salah al-Din, or Saladin, of 
which the writer makes mention, took 
place A.H. 583, A.D. 1187-8 (see Abul- 
fedse Annales Muslemici, ed. Reiske and 

Adler, t. iv., p. 81)- uvL kIicp rdaiisk ^i 

In another note, at the foot of the page, 
in the handwriting of one Peter of Bartella, 
we are told that the second purchaser Zakhe, 
whose proper name was Jacob, was by birth 
a Tagritan, and a monk of the monastery of 
Mar Matthew on the mountain of Elpheph, 

in the region of Nineveh or Mosul, rdAi 

«aii& • A ^050.10 r^tOLlAl.! rf iiir^93 ASk^r^^ 

On the same page also stands the follow- 
ing anathema : •* t^lsaoi ^ r^anf^ rdSAVM 

.<i^^ofC f<UiAo : jjiasn.1 om on-jc^ijs 

The note on fol. 1 a is so much effiwjed, 
that only a very few words are here and 
there legible. The writing on the margins 
of many of the leaves (doubtless additional 
hymns and prayers) has also been in great 
part erased. 

[Add. 14,603.] 



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Vellum, 16f in. by 12f , consisting of 235 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained 



and soUed. The quires, 23 in number, are 
signed with letters. Each page is divided 
into two colimms, of from 24 to 39 lines. 
The writing is a large, regular Estrangela, 
with a few Greek vowels. This volume was 
written A. Gr. 1318, A.D. 1007, as appears 
from the colophon of Add. 12,148. The 
handwritings on foil. 6 5, 6, 7 a, and 235, 
are more modem ; and the same hands have 
occasionally addedmai^inalnotes throughout 
the volume. There are some attempts at 
ornamentation; see, for example, on foil. 
17 a, 56 a, 65 a, 72 6, 106 b (two birds), 
109 ft, 173 a, 182 a, and 193 a. It con- 
tains — 

The first part of a Choral Service^ 
Book for the circle of the whole year. 

Title, fol. 7 ft : •:kJiittn.i rdift" Ai^ii 3^ 
f^l9flu>.l r<^k«Al& rdif^ m^ahsL t^XmXd rd^oiio 

The running title varies considerably, 

being cbLk.! K'i.iflu>:i f^ajkoi^.i r^iia^ua 

f<<ku. (fol. 14 ft), or •kAu».ta kAicL^^ 

. f^^iioiLao • r^iao • KS>a in • f^lA.i^oi.&9 

0C90 •rdx.i.TMO (fol. 24 ft), or r^iia^ua 

r^(kif..i f^lft^oi^.! K^kiSQ^JB (fol. 134 ft), or 

merely r^L&oi^s r^^usn^j^ rAxol^A (fol. 

34 ft). As these titles indicate, the services 
consist of canons, chants, hymns and prayers 
for the various hours of the festivals and 
other holy days of the Church. The names 
of the authors are not attached to the 
canons, chants or hymns, though some of 
the madrashe are ascribed on the margins to 
Ephraim (e.g. foil. 34 ft, 50 a, 67 ft, 83 a, 
128 ft, 138 ft, 139 ft, 143 ft, 212 a and ft) ; 
whereas theba'avathaare invariably assigned 
either to Ephraim or Jacob of Batnae, 
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1. a. ril:i . rfh\:i^ ^*iflu>.l K:iaio.i r^tQs\ 
cD^oi^ ^h\^h\f^9 order of canons for the 
Dedication of the Church, not written in its 
proper place, Pol. 1 b. 

b. reii.i^ ^iflu>.i ^1^1 f^^9tt9\9 second 
order for the same occasion. Pol. 2 b. 

c. f^^GjJsism^a f^coflu>.i f^oas\j order 
of propitiation and confession of faith. Pol. 
4 a. 

d. . mo % iK^ K'.ird-^.l aiJLi.i r^JlOJl-a 
(sic) rtl^^Aax. , canon for the same occasion, 
seventh tone. Pol. 5 b. 

e. f^aisk f^ifki A^:i f^oio, canon on 
Zacharias the priest. Pol. 6 b. 

These two canons are in a more recent 
hand. 

2. a. .'nrn.TjjLa • f^ii.!-^ a.1Clo.i K^aa^ 
%\uf^ ^1-x.ii.i r^AM.iJB , order of the Conse- 
cration of the Church, on the first Sunday 
of the second Teshrin. Pol. 7 b. But on 
fol 9 £ we read f<iTn.i,Mua rel^^QiuM.*! 
>».ia ^ijLli.i ^1^1 , which is celebrated on 
the second Sunday of the first Teshrin. 

b. r< \ ^Aux».i • r^ii.%j^ ii.icu».l K^Ba-^ 



>ftXA ^ 



ix.ii.1 r^i^^i 



order of 



the Dedication of the Church, celebrated on 
the third Sunday of the first Teshrin. Pol. 
9 J.— r£x.i.i» , fol. 11 b. 

f^ASus .14*9 rdisaAuM.1 ttucoico AaooXo 
>».ia ^Aix.ii.1 Klrkaif^".! , Order of propitia- 
tion and confession of faith, and against 
heresies ; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of 
the first Teshrin. Pol. 12 a.— rdjL'ii-» 
f^'liauMACD.i, fol. 14 b. On fol. 16 a the 
orthodox teachers (i^AjLaax. t^i^=6pe6io^i) 
are blessed by name, viz. Ignatius, Atha- 
nasius, Basil, and Gregory (Nazianzen); 
whilst Diodorus (of Tarsus), Theodore (of 
Mopsuestia), Nestorius, Leo (the first, 
bishop of Eome), Marcion, Eutyches, Julian 
(of Halicamassus), Narses, and Bar-^auma, 
{ore cursed as x^^n^ KlallL . — Pol. 16 a, 



r^i^i.! COV9OC0 .l^..! n \ no, order of 
canons, hymns, madrashe, and prayers for the 
Annunciation of Zacharias. Pol. 17 a. — 
r<s.i.i:9Q, foil. 20 a, 21 b\ rt'duVpoi, fol. 
23 a, 

>]L.i» , order of the Annunciation of Mary, 
the Mother of God. Pol. 31 a. — r<aJ\\sn^ 
foil. 34 J, 35 a; f^4u\cia> , foil. 36 J, 39 a. 

,\ nTi\ft^, order of the Visit of Mary to 
Elisabeth. Pol. 47 6.— rdx.i.iio , foil. 49 ft, 



50 a\ f<h^a\oKo , fol. 50 ft. 

6. k:>.i^\^ ^cu.i co.%AflC».i f^nn\\, 
order of the Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
Pol. 56 a. — nlx.i.i:s8, foil. 58 a, 59 ft. 

7. pi^cocu.1 a2iA\^ r^oa-x^ , order of the 
Eevelation of S. Joseph. Pol. 65 a.— 
rdx.r%so, fol. 67 a and ft; r^Ai^-^co, fol. 

fol. 68 a. 

8. ^..1^**1 co.iL.1 f^^^\sn f^.*if^2k..i r^Cft^ 

order of the festival {eoprii heairorucr)) of the 

Nativity of our Lord, etc. Pol. 72 ft. — 
rdi.i.i:s9, foU. 76 ft, 83 a, 91 ft, 97 a; 
f^'iu^ott , foil. 81 a, 97 ft ; 1^.1 r^iu\oQ9 
w^i.a^^a • >* V99 , fol. 93 ft. 

9. liia r^d.»i^u«.i f^'oolf^ ii.lL.i r^OLX^ 
^j^.i cD.iL , order of the Mother of God, 
which is celebrated after the Nativity of our 
Lord. Pol. 109 ft. — rdi.i.i:s9 , foU. 112 a, 
118 a; r^iu\OQ> , fol. 119 a. 

10. ^ cA\aiif^.*i . fC:ioJL: I^ v^'ttLA^ 
C0.1O1CO, order of the Infants, who were 
massacred by Herod. Pol; 124 a. — rdx.i.i:9Q, 
foil. 126 ft, 128 ft; f^iu\oQ> , fol. 129 a. 

11. a. ^..1^.1 caMJ.i3 r^x*.io r^oa^, order of 



the Epiphany. Pol. 134 a. —yi^i^sn , foil. 
137 a, 141ft, 144 ft; f^4u\p», foU. 140 ft, 
144 a, 145 ft, 146 a. 

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b. K^.*l.i r^abno r^.*if^2k.9 H^\ur^ ^^P^ > 
another order of the Epiphany. Fol. 154 6. 

12. ^ 1 t»A >.l COJLftl «QflL& .l^..! f^'QGLA^ 

r<lii^\Sfi, order of the Decollation of S. 
John the Baptist. Fol. 162 a. — f^au'ruao , 
foil. 164 a, 165 h ; i^iu^iSLft^ , fol. 165 &. 

13. r^izsusa.! rdx*i coai&!\^cof<' 1^ «^^fl^ 

rC^coco.! f^jLaQ.iJBO , order of S. Stephen the 
first deacon and martyr. Eol. 1*73 a. — 
nix.i.i:9Q , fol. 175 a and b. 

14. ^JbQiuai.1 . K'oui I^ K'iio^a rdug 

f^ioocu r^^^ ^coa, hymns and prayers 
of Nineveh, for three successive days. Fol. 
182 a. 

15. (marg. tn-ANTHCIC) »\i^ali<.*i f<^^ 

rdaoo, order of the Meeting,* i.e. of the 
Entrance of our Lord into the Temple, and 
of S. Simeon the Aged. Fol. 193 a. — f^aui.iao, 
foil. 196 a, 198 a; K'iu\oa> , fol. 198 b. 

16. Au& Of^ .r^ioi^Qo %\sn A^.l K^OLft!^ 

rdsAoio .*u» 1^.1 , order of Mar Severus, or 
of any one Saint. Fol. 208 a. —f^ixSi^sn , 
foil. 210 a, 212 a. 

17. r^loruLsio • K^lcoa^o r^rt^ A^.i K^oasAy 

f<uT^:^ , order of the Eighteous and Priests, 
and of the Vigil of the Brethren. Fol. 
218 a. — «^i.i:s9, foU. 219 ft, 220 b. 

18. ^f^c^f^'.Taiw ^.^oonl^ 1^.1 f^'oaft^g, 

order of the Dead in general. Fol. 225 b. — 
rd«.i.'i», foil. 227 *, 228 6, 229 a. 

19. pi3 r^\.2ai^z2«.i CLkao fdub.i r^ca^ 

f^O^ iioi*QcLMao r^i\pi , order of hymns 
and prayers, in time of wrath {deofjLtfvla) 
and in scarcity of rain. Fol. 232 b. 

20. r^criAr^ ii.iJLi.i caJ.%iaJL. A^.i Klfia.^^ , 

order of the Decease of the Mother of God ; 
in a more modem hand. Fol. 235 a. 



* Both the Syriac and the Greek words are corruptions, 

the one of vTravavrn, the other of vTravnicrts. On fol. 208 a 
HV y 

the word is written Qaii*Qa4^X& • 



On fol. 234 b, at the end of no. 19, are the 
words r^iu«.s«.ia r^iia:^^ icaix., followed 
by an epigraph in heptasyllabic metre, 
naming the scribe Teshua* (see also fol. 
72 J, in the ornament) and the person who 
paid for the writing of the book, Abu 'Ali 

Zakariya : r^ar^ . t^"^^ Aa ^ r<u nAT. 
f^isoj* r^^LaA^ • rdx..*iCL.a-MOio r^i-so 
f^hisHok^ rdaoo • >Ha2ui jL^oar^s . >coaaaw 

Below this there are several later notes, 
written across the foot of the page. First, a 
prayer for the said Abu *Ali Zakariya, the 
chief of the Tagritans in Egypt : r^iAS Aa 

Then, a prayer for the priest Abda and for 
Abu Ali : . ^co rdaiiiks K'iA.i r^LLif^ Aa 
ocb • Kl&SLi r^ift.*io r^!z4X.o r^x:^ A^ ^^ 

«^coo.*iAi^o oal rt!atjjj rd*i:9Q r^aftwA ^co^ 
«aai* ocp.i >ftX.i.i K^ioaW ooalo • ^aJsnf^ 

Next, a note by one Peter Bartellaya (Le. 
from r^iS^fifto »SJ\ia or ^Jioj} , in the district 
of Mosul): fdacuiia rd\^ r^i^.i ^ Aa 

rd*i» . i^.*i ^ JLao • KuL^ia Al.iioQ9 
r^lCLfi9 ^oal Kl4jA'.i Aao . oal r^fia.4M 
. f^4JUAJLsn.i yi ■ *i ^.UB ^ '^^■'^^ rdjjA^ 

Lastly, the name of the priest Joseph 
Simandaya, r^xLsnAj^ j^j^clA r^ttJjj i^uo 

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On the margin of fol. 134 a is written, 

though rather indistinctly, the name of 

^another Peter: ocb »j]9oi\& A.^ clA^ 

• f^ojA^ Al.iAeo.i f^Auifiaa Ifilfififfo f^i\ftt^ 

[Add. 12,146.] 

cccxx. 

Vellum, 16f in. by 12f , consisting of 369 
leaves, many of which are stained and torn. 
Originally the number of quires must have 
been about forty, fol. 346 being signed jA ; 
but not a few are now defective, especially 
from fol. 299 onwards. In the earlier part 
of the volume there are lacunae after foil. 
10, 27 and 296. The hand is the same as 
that of Add. 12,146. It was written A. Gr. 
1317, A.D. 1006, as appears from the 
colophon of Add. 12,149, and has many 
rather rudely drawn ornaments; e.g. foil. 
76 a, 97 a (two birds), 99 a (a tree and two 
birds), 108 h (a bird), 110 a (a bird), 113 h 
(a bird), 117 a, 167 a (a bird), 173 a (a 
fish), 174 a (a hand with a branch), 186 h (the 
same), 188 6, 196 a, 199 a, 217 a, 247 a (two 
feet), 262 a (a hand), 281 a, 286 a (two 
birds), 293 a, 321 a (a hand), and 329 h. 
Foil. 4, 5, 32, 33, 56, 56, 77, 78, 102, 103, 
127 and 128, are supplementary paper leaves, 
inserted apparently during the xiii*^ cent. 
This volume contains — 

The second part of a Choral Service-book 
for the circle of the whole year. Title, 

fol. 1 h\ K'i^cuiiaA^.i r^^oQoo f^lAM A^ 

I^SAO^l ^^O^ •aoil^.l ^ijU99 K'iub.TJl 

There are no running titles. As in Add. 
12,146, some of the madrashe are ascribed 
on the margins, by later hands, to Ephraim 



{e.g. foil. 170 a and 171 h) and Jacob (e.g. 
fol. 136 J), whilst the ba^avatha are attributed 
in the text to either the one or the other, 
according to the metre. 

1. ^&:kaW.i r^s*.ia K!»a^.i ftta^ , order 
of the holy Fast of the Forty (Days), or 
Lent. 

a. a. K^o^ »i\^.i ft^iT *n.v».i , the first 
Sunday in Lent. Fol. 1 h. — rdz.i.%», foL 
4 a. 

)8. K!»o^9 r<ja^%A f^iTn ^1^9 , the 
first Monday in Lent. Fol. 8 a. 

k:»o^.i , Tuesday in the first week of Lent. 
FoL 11 a. 

8. 1^1 Tn r^^kJ3if^.i , Wednesday. Fol. 
14 6. 

£. ft^n T n ft^T^ M.1, Thursday. FoL 
17 ft. 

t KAisioi^.! , Friday. FoL 21 a. 

kUiu^ K'.icpoo Qooio.ioK'i^ , order of Mar 

Ephraim, the Syrian Doctor, celebrated on 
Saturday in the first week of Lent ; and com- 
memoration of Mar Theodore the illustrious 
martyr. Fol. 24 b. 

b. a. K!»o^i ^1^.1 1^1 T n:i^.i f<^BLSk^y 
order of the second Sunday in Lent. FoL 
29 a.—f^sJi^sn , fol. 32 a. 

f^sno^i , of Monday in the second week of 
Lent. FoL 36 a. 

7. fd.aLJBj3 K"^^.!, of Tuesday. FoL 
39 ft. 

S. f^iTn KLkJ3if^3, of Wednesday. 
FoL 42 b. 

e. KlAXA KlaLM4>.i , of Thursday. Fol. 
45 ft. 

r. rediaoi^.! , of Friday. FoL 49 a. 



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•nday. Fol. 
3sday. Fol. 
Wednesday, 
rsday. Fol. 
^ol. 71 h. 

Lent. Fol. 

y. PoL 81 h. 
Bsday. Fol. 

Wednesday. 

irsday. Fol. 

^ol. 95 b. 

i. Fol. 99 a. 

Fol. 106 a. 
Bsday. Fol. 

Wednesday. 

rsday. Fol. 

of Friday. 

Lent. Fol. 

yrs (of Se- 
foU. 136 6, 

dm-Sunday. 



h. f^ 1 Ti f<^^.i, of Tuesday. FoL 
147 a. 

c. ft^iT*i r^^kjaW.! , of Wednesday. Fol. 
160 J. 

d. ft^iT*i f^luoM.!) of Thursday. Fol. 
164 6. 

e. K'iisoi.^.i , of Friday. Fol. 168 a. 

Kli^jLOK" >%ji.i K'iiaxsa . fdls«2^z:sa.i ^ order 
of Lazarus of Bethany, celebrated on the 
Saturday before Palm-Sunday. Fol. 161 b. 

order of Palm-Sunday. Fol. 166 b. — K:s.i.i^a, 
foil. 168 J, 170 a, 171 6; KAu\jia>, foU. 
169 a and J, 170 J, 172 a and J. 

KWz^n •:k.as» ^oi^&o, order of the re- 
deeming Passion of our Lord and our God 
and our Saviour Jesus Christ ; with lessons 
from the Gospels (Peshitta version) inter- 
spersed. 

a. fdaaua ^iA».i , of Monday. Fol. 188 b. 
— f^!z.i.i^n 5 fol. 191 a ; ^rdo A^.i K^kft^pos 
l^acoo , fol. 192 b. 

b. Klaui K'^k.i , of Tuesday. Fol. 201 b. 

fol. 206 b ; nlx.i.T» , fol. 207 b. 

c. ft^n T«i r^ \ nir^.i , of Wednesday. 
Fol. 216 a.— K'^kjLflLX^ Ajl..i rdK.iA^5^« 
rd».io<;^.l . fol. 219 a; rd:z.i.T», foil. 220 b, 
222 a. 

c?. K'iisi K^iial..! KlajLa r< T ^ u.i » of 
Thursday. Fol. 230 6.— rd:x.i.%ao , folL 234 a, 
236 b; f^hs^jL^gu >cb A^.i f<^K.x\oQO) fol. 
236 J. 

^AikiL .ftJLk liis ^ , order celebrated on the 
Thursday of the Mystery, after None. Fol. 
247 a. 

/. K'i^CL&Aoi.i K'^kaoij^.i f<^as\i order 
of the Friday of the Crucifixion (Good 
Friday). Fol. 260 J.— rdx.i.%ao , foil. 267 J, 
269 b ; r<i ^\ r^ k'.iocq* A^.i r^'lkft^ooo , 
fol. 261 a; K'iu^p^, fol. 262 a; K^Ki^p^ 
«^a^2ax..i ai*iCL&2k A^.i , fol. 264 a; f<^\j\fi^ 



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n^f^!2k «^^^»x. 1:^.3 , fol. 265 b ; i^iu^ooo , 
foil. 268 a, 276 a and 6, 277 b; reiu\pa> 
f^dttu^ ^1^ 1:^.1 , fol. 280 a. 

g. t^n I \^.i K'(^.T\(to.i t^QBft^j order of 
the Adoration of the Crosa Pol. 281 a. 

h. K'(^vatt3 K^kaaL.1 f^^oa^ » order of the 
Saturday of Annunciation. Fol. 283 b. — 
rdofti^^ Klaoi^ A^.i K^iu^ooo , fol. 287 a ; 
r^i2^ttO K'^OM A^.i K^iu^ott , fol. 289 a\ 
f^iu\5ia> , foL 291 b ; rds.i.%» , foil. 291 b, 
299 a.— On fol. 299 6, at the end of the last 
madrasha, we find the rubric: rdia osaix. 



6. Orders of the Resurrection, «-^<v*^\^ 
f^ieojjD.! . They are eight in number, but 
the first, second, and sixth, are wanting. 

a. fti^\ ^ % n.i -\^fdxaaL^, third order; 
imperfect. Fol. 300 a.— k1*.i.t» , fol. 300 a. 
. b. K'^oa.A^.i li ft^ m ^\, fourth order. 
Fol. 303 a.— r6Li.T» , foil. 304 6, 306 a. 

c. K^k^a..4D.i CO r^Qo^, fifth order; im- 
perfect. Fol. 308 a.—f<i:ixsn , fol. 309 b. 

d. f<^K.sii.&..a.i "i f<QBft3^, seventh order; 
imperfect. Fol. 311 a. 

e. r^h\ ^ I n.i M KWi \ \ , eighth order ; 
imperfect. Fol. 313 b.—r&tJixsn , fol. 316 a 
and b. 

7. r^i*.icbi9.i K'iiaoi.^.i rdofL^, order of 
the Friday of the Confessors ; imperfect. 
Fol. 318 b. 

8. K'^.TM f^nTn.v^.i K^QCL^, order of 
the New Sunday ; imperfect. Fol. 323 a. — 
rds.i.T» 5 fol. 324 5, 326 5. 

9. f<i^T\.i «^^i^.i o(ialoQ0.i K'QBftS^, order 
of the Ascension of our Lord to Heaven ; 
imperfect. Fol. 329 6.— r6Li.%so , fol. 330 a. 

10. r^Qgnni\i^.i K'.iKl:^.^ f^'ooA!^ , order 
of the Feast of pentecost; imperfect. Fol. 
334 a. 

11. kUhAx..! r^Xfti 0001^^ l:k..i K'OBftS^, 
order of S. Peter, the chief of the Apostles ; 



imperfect. Fol. 337 a. — p6Li.ia , fol. 337 b. 
— On fol. 338 b we read A^.i k^oqa!^ jqI*- 

«.^w-uL-a, "whose commemoration takes 
place on the 28*^ of Haziran." 

12. r^ocb.i f<n i\t. Qoala& A^.i f^^uif^ 
^.^i^uio «2^&a coiifko.! , order of S. Paul 
the Apostle, whose commemoration is on 
the 29*^ of Haziran ; imperfect. Fol. 338 6. 

13. Order of S. John the Evangelist; 
imperfect. Fol. 340 a. 

14. ft^uiW. f<saoK'(^ A^.i f<Qa^, order 
of S. Thomas the Apostle ; imperfect. Fol. 
341.— ftlx.i.T» , fol. 342 a. 

16. Aur^cx^^tt^n 1^ t A^.i f^ofi>\, order 
of the Apostles in general (Common of the 
Apostles) ; imperfect. Fol. 344 b. — rdx.i.t» , 
foU. 346 6, 346 ft. 

16. f<3aiQo Qoo&ao «ftA\JiQo A^:i t^^osk^ 
KUnf^ , order of Sergius and Bacchus, the 
illustrious martyrs. Fol. 347 a. — i^crxa , 
fol. 348 b. 

17. K'.icoQo cftA^iore:^ »t2a A^.i k'^lslSL 
r t^nii\ o r^jjif^ , order of Mar George, the 
illustrious and famous •martyr ; imperfect. 
FoL 350 a. — rdx.i:u« , fol. 361 a. 

18. 1^.10000 Qoa[A*iao %xsxi\ A^i [K'coftS^] 
ai.SQK' [ f<\ Acu Ajl.o ] , order of Mar Qui- 
ricus, or Cyriacus, the martyr, and of his 
mother Julitta; imperfect. Fol. 363 b. 

19. f<\ nTO >^OMx. itlftaLBsn A^.i K'^ft^ 
oiJLs , order of the Maccabees, Shamuni 
and her seven sons ; imperfect. Fol. 364 a. 

20. ^r^cx\^ 1^0000 A^.i K'Qfi^, order 
of the Martyrs in general (Common of the 
Martyrs) ; imperfect. Fol. 364 b. 

o o 

21. K'oAf^ (sic) ^iJla.i cai.iiaL.i k'^ia^L 

5Q*i» , order of the Decease of Mary the 
Mother of God; imperfect. Fol. 366 a. 

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of the holy Festival of the Cross ; imperfect. 
Fol. 357 b. 

On fol. 299 h there is the following note 
in heptasyllabic metre, mentioning the 
names of the scribe Teshua' and of Abu ' Ali 
Zakariya, at whose expense the manuscript 
was written. . r^Qocu» AJLs».i k!»cl&A 



fdiA.! ^n I n f^TSQ 






The scribe has also recorded his own 
name and that of his patron in several other 
places; e.g. foil. 75 a, k'ql.iiui t^^xsn 

f^Laoii^ ,^nTi\o rd»i^i >\\ nif^ , 99 a^ 

117 a, 166 6, 188 J, 250 6, 281 a, and 367 &, 



K'ix^ fdeai wn i\g . vyi 



To a marginal addition on fol. 68 h are 
appended the words : ooojoK'^ff ^i .a^ 

coX, "written by Eabban Athanasius (or 
The6nas?),the disciple of our blessed Father; 
may the Lord grant him forgiveness." 

[Add. 12,147.] 

CCCXXI. 

Vellum, 15 J in. by 12|, consisting of 233 
leaves. The quires, 24 in number, are 
signed with letters. In all external respects 
this volume is precisely similar to Add. 
12,146. It was written A. Gr. 1318, A.D. 
1007, and contains — 



The first part of a Choral Service-book for 
the circle of the whole year, comprising the 
same services as Add. 12,146, except that 
the more modem portions (no. 1, d and e, 
and no. 20) have not been added. Although^ 
however, the services are the same, yet the 
hymns, prayers, etc., which compose each ser- 
vice, are often very different. Hence, in the 
f<^<uMACo.i f^ixa^j foil. 9 b and 10 a, we 
find that John (Chrysostom), Cyril, Dioscorus, 
Ephraim, Isaac (of Antioch), Jacob (of Bat- 
nae) and Fhiloxenus (of Mabug) are blessed; 
whilst curses are bestowed upon Bardaisan, 
Marcion, Audius (>.ia^), Mani, and Anus. 

1. Order of the Dedication of the Church ; 
misplaced. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Order of the Dedication of the Church. 
Fol. 5 b. 

3. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Fol. 
15 a. 

4. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Fol. 30 a. 

5. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. FoL 
46 5. 

6. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL 54 J. 

7. The Revelation of S. Joseph. FoL 63 J. 

8. The Nativity of our Lord. FoL 71 b. 

9. The Order of the blessed Virgin. FoL 
108 J. 

10. The Massacre of the Innocents. FoL 
122 *. 

11. The Epiphany. FoL 132 b. 

12. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL 161 a. 

13. S. Stephen. FoL 172 a. 

14. Hymns and prayers of Nineveh. Fol. 
181a. 

15. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. Fol. 192 b. On foL 192 6, the name 

IS written t^i&cx&K', n2iNTHCIC; on foL 
207 a^ ,mi<vi\iofc . 

16. Severus, patriarch of Antioch, or any 
one Saint. Fol. 207 a. 

17. Order of the Righteous and Priests, 



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and of the Vigil of the Brethren. Fol. 
217 a. 

18. Order of the Dead in general. Fol. 
224 &. 

19. Order of hymns and prayers, in 
time of wrath and scarcity of rain. Fol. 
231 J. 

At the end of this last order, fol. 233 J, 
after the words k'Aum.id r^^o^L^ j^mLl 
cqL.i ^ >mK*i . Kl^oiifk.! , we find the same 
metrical colophon as in Add. 12,146. Then 
comes the following note, a ■ \ ^nikjLf^ 

f<sacu:i ^^■\T •ikx.iis * • r^i m co ^cu 

«ottLsai.i9 CLSioi\i*in C9al*i&oK'(^ >t2ao 
oi^aiaLO gqiaz. i^tsa i^ijdi ^„oca^n V; *i.i 



n^ci »t2a t^o mo 



^■»f^ .r^aoA. 



:^9 CD 



iui& 



cuAiA^ri r^i.£L.ftf<lAO f^At t»n it Au • aiJL*.i 
»:t*f^L9 ., r^^ioir^ ^CD^flU»f^ ^MsaiKskh\f^Ok 

coX K'QfLMdb . KlijJsa ^cu ia f . f^44^*i^^.i 

* These three words are on the margm. 
t This name is written on the margin, and is veiy in- 
distinct. After »i4^*l one would expect r^s*i (see 

Add. 12^146), but the word looks more like tl-^l 
repeated. 



•a^o •^^ ocp.i ocb • tCDorii^I^o r^faoXK' 
Kiuuioi f^.ico r^hfOif^ ^00^^.1 Klift^K" ^ft^ , 
^.li» Aua.i r^Xft:i..a f^i*»iAvn . cb^vu> >uk. 
^^^ol^o . r^A^OdK".! K'ia.TSOLa.i f<baAK' 

t T y *i\ vyK".! ^aAco cai.A:k.Aooo K'oa!^ 
i^i^oaJn.! rdiA^ »ai*at.K'o . i^oo K'lOasi 
Klar^ cnrgn\ o . vA.».l f^s*.*ua.i rdzxsk >uk. 
o.%Al2L ^^qqL^o • cqL.i K!»f<do ooLs 
r^K" aufii» •:• ^isai^ re^oAre^ ^k^ooA r^lfiauai 

. ft^i\»f ,\ <\r%\ o.ioai^^K' f<df^ . aa\<^ o^K" 
KViAk" KWzan iifk.i^K'.i a%snf< rdis^coo 

. »coo:iAi^o »CDflu*f<Ao »coocaaf<Ao • r^03 
A^ K^ttUMJ f^i» •:• ^■»K' iisBK':! r^oi^o 
rc^iJbna •^.t^* ^cp Kla^lE^a •a^oiuLK'9 

** These former books {or first volumes) 
were finished in the year of the Greeks 1318 
(A.D. 1007), on Thursday, the 25th of the 
month of Shebat, at the ninth hour of the 
day, in the days of Mar John, patriarch of 
Antioch,* and Mar Zachariah, archbishop of 
Alexandria,! and Mar Thomas, metropolitan 
of Jerusalem, and Mar Thomas, metropolitan 
of Tiberias, and Mar Theophilus, metropolitan 
of Damascus, and Max Jacob, bishop of 
Halbun, — may the Lord, through their 
prayers, make His rest and peace dwell with 



♦ John viii. bar 'Abdtin. See Assemani, Bibl. Orient., 
t. iLf p. 352 ; Le Quien, Oriens Christ, t. ii., col. 1380. 

+ See Renaudot, Hist. Patriarch. Alexandr. Jacobit., 
p. 386 j Le Quien, Oriens Christ., t. ii., coL 480. 
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9 people and His Chureli, Amen — and in 
) days of Mar David, abbat of the Desert, 
1 of Elias the priest, his second (in autho- 
jr). To the glory and honour of the Holy 
nity, these former books (or first volumes) 
re finished, and their latter fellows (the 
ond volumes) were written, by the hands 
JTeshiia' the sinner, and, though unworthy, 
led a monk, who is known as Bar Andreas 
e son of Andrew), from Hisn Zaid in 
jsopotamia. He wrote them in the house 
bhe elder, venerable as Abraham, Abu 'Ali 
tariya, the chief (?) of theTagritans, the son 
the deceased John — ^may God pardon him 
I his dead — ^who took pains and wrote 
im (i. e. got them written), in order that 
3 spiritual treasure might be deposited, 
h its fellows, in the holy convent of the 
>ther of God in the desert of Scete, and 
it they might pray for him," etc. " I be- 
ch you, O holy Fathers, who may hereafter 
[ in with this book, if there be an error 
it, correct it, and do not blame, because 
) greater part of it (oi^ = oprd^cuao ?) 
3 put together without a manuscript (to 
)y from) ; but be mindful of the sinner 
shua', and say :" etc. 

Below, there is written, in a different 
id, a note mentioning the name of the 
est *Abda as one who had taken pains 
h these volumes (namely, in correcting 

L^ r^V».lo Klz&za (sic) K'.l-aLrw f^sHi^ 

Farther down, there are two notes, written 

one hand, recording the names of the 

ests Kauma and Joseph Slmandaya, monks 

the convent of S. Mary Deipara. f^i» 
oaL.1 ft^TiTn ft^mo n\ 



.snOk..! 



rOkUJJ 



[Add. 12,148.] 



CCCXXII. 

Vellum, about 16J in. by 12^, consisting 
of 84 leaves, many of which are much 
stained and torn. In all external respects 
this volume is precisely similar to Add. 12,147, 
and is dated A. Gr. 1317, A.D. 1006. It 
must, therefore, have originally contained 
about 40 quires (fol. 61 is signed .lA) ; but 
the greater part of it has been gradually lost 
and destroyed. For specimens of ornaments 
see foil. 27 b and 30 a. Foil. 33 and 34 are 
supplementary paper leaves, exactly similar 
to those described in Add. 12,147. Fol. 63 
has also been repaired with paper. It con- 
tains — 

The second part of a Choral Service-book 
for the circle of the whole year, comprising 
the same services as Add. 12,147, but dif- 
fering considerably in the hymns, prayers, 
etc., which compose each service. 

1. Lent ; very imperfect. Foil. 2 b — 35 b. 
After this there is a huge lacuna, extending 
from 1 ^, o to 5 A in Add. 12,147. 

2. Order of the Saturday of Annuncia- 
tion, K'(^iAC9.i rCiuAA ; imperfect. FoL 
36 a. At the end of this order, fol. 43 d, is 
the same metrical note as in Add. 12,147, 
fol. 299 b. 

order of the great Sunday of the Resurrec- 
tion of our Lord, in eight parts ; ipaperfect. 
Fol. 43 J. On fol. 67 b we find the subscrip- 
tion: Kl^^ •J^oaeA kWi f^biAf^ 

I \ \ g nftlA K'QaJiL40 

4. ihssn K'iiaoixa fdlMJ^x».i f^^f^ 
f^Ur^ , order celebrated on the Friday after 
Easter Sunday, called r^i*.iaM.i Kdiaoi.^ » 
the Friday of the Confessors; imperfect. 
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6. New Sunday; very imperfect. Pol. 
70 a. 

6» The Asceiision of our Lord; yery im- 
perfect. Tol. 74 b. 

7. Fragments of the order of Pentecost, 
of S. Paul the Apostle, and others. Poll. 
79—83. 

On fol. 84 h there is a supplementary ser- 
vice, in a more modem hand, for the Trans- 
figuration of our Lord.* 

Pol. 84 a contains the following note, 
similar to that in Add. 12,148, foL 233 5, 

but much soiled and ton^ re'[^aax.^] 

J^.^^!^ tf<L»Q0Of<la ^flux-o 

cqL.i r^Qoflu» ^^^[m] "^ A^o^ 

(originally r^^^Si^) rdA^M f^uc*! »cdo.iuv.io 

[f^u^ji^Jh •:^.T*Aoo.i ,1^1 jLk.aaf^ 

(orig.Kl^^)r^lsoii&»K.azft t^i^Is ^.i •a^^K' 
.[.l^l].l r^QBa» |-» r^UiJLM rd^iur^ Va 
f^^Qo-Mai • fi^v^ »^ asK":! K'(^i.va 

3^X>*^ |.fdAicu.i K'lQft^iial.o f<V<»[^^o] 
(orig. ca.^.^) f^dkV»iJ^yf<!a ^^i un t ti» 



* With this supplementary service and those in Add. 
12,146 (1, dj «, and 20) are to be connected the services 
contained in Add. 18,820, foil. 17 — 54, which were, no 
doubt, once bound with these volume. 

+ These two words are evidently an alteration by a 
later hand, which has retouched several other portions of 
this note, in particular, the words that immediately 
follow, from f^QoflU» to r^A^Aui^ii. 

X Some words were added by the scribe on the maigin, 

of which there are still legible : • f^l,* «4^ 

• ma K'id , <^ op the 23d of the 

month of Shebat," 



% % % o yy 

ocb caii^o.1 r^i^n .aicdo ^cu »i».i KU»r< 
. rtS-MO^l caA^.i f<v».iJB^i ^cu^oi ocp9 
f^^x^^i rdAi^.io ft^TiTn >t^i n\ >sa€Uao 
oq]L*.i fdx^l^ ft^TiTn rdftAK" .T^fk • ^i^&a^ 
•i&Qocu fU«o i*S9Qr^.i K'isao^.i f^v»uLAi.i 
KlAf^ti^no • r^iuf- •:^.vA>^a.i ocb rtlausLo 
f<saaa ti^no . f<A^ii •:k..i^A>^a.i ocb rtflzueo 
,^ OT> ti»o . ft^TiTn f^x.o.M »i2no • r^kftZjB 
• ft^TiTn K!»o^ia »i»o . rdif^ ia rtlausLo 

^1.1 »cooj«f^ f^T^Tn ,^ nTi >Tsao . rtlausLo 

f<990« 



ti^no .f<sao^ia 
o^ia ti^no • r^s*:wo K'iao^.i ooLx 

rddkijLio • fiol ijs» jjuQftjdoXf^ m > tiJSQo 

K'^aiAolA^^a.i K'Ain *>in\o K'^ol ^^^ooo^ol 

^ i^^o [ • ^,.,o]m \ i,i r^f<i n^ »ocd 
^QfLa • f<iinti r^Ala.! r^^olui K^SQOooa 

E^^]*"! r^^oa«»ia ^ vJu.i f<iil\i ^^^IK" 

vd*.l reSixa . ^r^l^iiupQ K^o . ^.^OlK" 
K'l.icsa ^^^iK'^fOoo [f^jJLLo .^^oir^^OM* 
^p."l^rda.i K^i^OajLI^o [f<jB.]A.io.i 

v^.i a\ ^[cd]o . ^jOooLs r^OGP 

^o • «..^L^i40 ^,^ni f<mT^ vy.ia«tAa 

K'O.JLrt^ ^^aaioALJLJi.i f^ilSri\ \ K^^ioA 
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y 

f^cnAJf^ f^jjLixso ii2k.i^f^ . isoredio K^,^.i 

. ^^^3] K'l-aLrk. ,^ OTi\o • tCDOcoaKlXo ti^a^l 
oq]L*.i f<saf<lXo . »..^|iii [oq]L*.i Klaf^o 

,\ Ti \k'0 KUiuJLM .^ICX&O 



K'AJbn] »cb tCDol^ r^olx. . rC^olL: ^ 



•onuac 



ir 



tcnuac 



iS 



axM^ «^^^ r^^iOGOft >uk. 



CiH-duf..! KlAi'.iio r^ftl^ >uk. >cpo».ia [f^a^^ 

•:• ^isar^ri^i *n t n,i co^oaImIo 

" To the glory and honour of the Holy and 
Consuhstantial Trinity, Father, Son and 
Holy Ghost, the exalted chief Abu 'Ali 
Zakariya, known as the Tagritan, used dili- 
gence and took pains concerning (this book), 
for the sake of the forgiveness of himself 



* The words Ar^ en 1 1 are a later alteration. See 
Proverbs, xvii. 13. 



and his dead. It was written by the hands 
of the scribe Teshua', son of the late Andrew; 
of Hisn Zaid, in the house of Abu 'Ali Z. 
(may God pardon him and his dead), in the 
year 1317 of the Greeks (A.D. 1006), in the 
days of Mar John, the patriarch of Antioch, 
known as Bar ' Abdun, and of Mar Za^harias, 
patriarch of Alexandria ; and in the days of 
Max Thomas, metropolitan of Jerusalem, and 
Mar Thomas, metropolitan of Tiberias, and 
Max Theophilus, metropolitan of Damascus. 
And it was written for the holy convent of 
the Mother of God, in the desert of Scete, in 
the days of Max David, the abbat of the 
convent, brother of Max John (may the Lord 
exalt his memory), who was likewise abbat of 
the convent; and in the days of *Abda, a priest 
and monk of the church of Egypt, when 
Elias the priest was second (in authority) 
to the abbat of the said convent ; and of the 
priests Max Joseph, known as the Shaizarene 

(from Shaizax,^jjj-t), and Mar Elias, known 
as Yariba (P), and Mar Kauma, and Max 
Moses, and Mar Yeshua' bar Lala, and Mai' 
Bax-sauma, and Mar Joseph Simandaya, and 
Max Saliba, and Max Yeshua^ the brother of 
Babban Bax-sauma, and Max 'Abd al-Masih, 
the archdeacon of the holy convent, and the 
deacon Mar Bax-sauma, and the famous soli- 
tary Rabban Taiyib, and Max ' Abd al-Masih 
bar Lauzi, and the rest of the brotherhood 
in this convent, which is their house of 
sojourn. Do thou, Lord,** etc. '* So that, 
thxough their holy prayers, God the Messiah 
may grant pardon to Abu 'Ali Z. and to the 
scribe Yeshua', the son of Hannun, (the son) 
of Andrew, (both) deceased, and to his 
mother Sidanah (?). And I beg of thee, 
discreet (reader), who art hereafter to read 
this record, to pray and say: God the 
Messiah, when thou comest in thy kingdom, 
remember Abu 'Ali Z. and his parents, and 
thy servant Yeshua' and his father Hannun, 
and his mother Sidanah, and his brothers, 
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and Elisha and 



•Furaij(g/?), 

Saliba," etc. 

The same person who frequently retouched 
the above, has added the words: at^ 

• ^4-»f^ f^lJSQ f^JOOMl 

" And also to the sinner * Abda, who took 
pains and repaired this book, may the Lord 
grant forgiveness. Amen.** 

Below, there are indistinctly written, in 
the form of a cross, the words : •. >-JiK' 

• (?) f^XM^f^h^ >Mlo A.il^ f^lAgU A^ f<d^ 

tinder the name A.ii^ another person has 
written p^aa^ «, "that is, Yeshiia * ; " which 
is correct, according to the alphabet of 
Bar-daisan. 

On fol. 1 a, there are two notes, the one 
Written by the priest Joseph Simandaya, 
A. Gr. 1320, A.D. 1009 } the other recording 
the names of the priests Bar-samna and his 
brother Teshua' ; all three monks of the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara, and named in 
the above list. 

(P)tOCDauiL ar^o onluA rdfiiMO jlo 

♦.oA 
(sic) r^iaf^.lO K^rC^ r<^^ f<99aiaa ^.%a^ 

* The letters fOa9ai.4fti are indistinot. ,\ *yi:t^ 



seems to be a mistake for vCSM^ = A»€U • The 
year is expressed by the Coptic arithmetical figures for 
1000 (^), 300 (Z!), and 20 (fit;), more commonly 
2 or ^9 Z, and Lu. 



f^snc^va.! axjk.iu»f< ^jkcaJLsnn ^ % \ iK" 

^h\J . ^i^M.i •!^AAfl9f^.i ftS-a.12oa.i f<ciAf^ 

K'l.iCLoi m\ \.i i^^clL: .t*90 . (sic) ^•K'isQ 

(read ^i^wiT.ri) ^aMx.i9 ^oA Klfia^aij r^ijso 

[Add. 12,149.] 

cccxxni. 

Thirty-nine vellum leaves, many of which 
are much stained and torn (Add. 18,820, 
foil. 17 — 65). Each page is divided into 
two columns. They were written by dif- 
ferent hands, during the xi*^ and xii*^ cen- 
turies, some portions being dated A. Gr. 
1432, A.D. 1121. The contents are- 
Anthems, madrashe, and canons for various 
occasions; viz. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
Poll. 17 a and 21 a. 

2. The Epiphany; imperfect. EoL 24 b. 

3. The several Sundays in Lent; imper- 
fect. Fol. 26 a. 

4. The Ascension of our Lord. Eol. 36 a. 
6. Pentecost. Pol. 36 a. 

6. The Commemoration of S. Peter and 
S. John the Apostles ; imperfect. Pol. 37 a. 

7. Of Barbara and Juliana. Poll. 38 a and 

42 a. 

8. Of Basil and Gregory. Poll. 39 a and 

43 a. 

9. Of Bar-sauma. Pol. 46 a. 

10. Of Simeon Stylites. Pol. 46 b. 

11. Of Domitius, •^aa^.i ,iM . Pol. 48 a. 

12. The Dedication of the Church, ^iflu»9 
f<^.iai. . Pol. 60 a. 

13. The Annunciation of Zacharias; im- 
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imperfect. FoL 52 a. 

15. The Commemoration of any one Saint^ 
w^^n I n XM 1.^3 ; imperfect. EoU. 53 b^ 
54 a, and 55 a. 

16. The Transfiguration of our Lord. Foil. 
54 b and 55 b. 

Notes on folL 26 b and 41 b inform us 
that some of these services were written in 
the year 1432, A.D. 1121, by the priest 
Bar-sauma of Mar'ash, at the expense of 
the deacon Babban Isaac of Bagdad, .a^ 

ji^Mjaosr^ ^1.1 f<i\\\ fiT.o »^X#% A^ . ft. yf> ^ 

• •x.o teool^ 
: •al^o : j^t^ hxix^ r^^Si^ i^sno^ijo 2^iJp 

Of a note on fol. 55 b only a very few 
words are legible. 

These leaves ought to have been bound 
with Add. 12,146-7-8-9, as they merely con- 
tain supplemental services, such as are found 
here and there in those volumes. Fol. 54 6, 
for example, is in the same handwriting as 
Add. 12,146, fol. 235. 

[Add. 18,820, foil. 17—55.] 



CCCXXIV. 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 7 J, consisting of 
210 leaves, some of which are stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 4, 6, 7, and 209. 
The quires, signed with both Syriac and 
Greek letters, were originally 25 in number, 
but f^ and cn^ are lost, and leaves are want- 
ing after foil. 7 and 208. The number of 
lines in each page varies from 20 to 32. It 
is written in a good hand of about the xi*^ 
cent., and contains — 

Choral Services for the festivals of the 



whole year, including many hymns (i^i&f 

f^hnl^sn) and prayers, ascribed to Ephraim, 
Jacob of Batnae and Severus of Antioch. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect, 
there remaining only a collection of rdx.i:isa. 
Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, ff Aul*.%a9 i^^f^lJb. iua^or^ f<nnii\ 
>*i» f^oAf^ ^iL f^iuiAZMo . Fol. 14 6. 

3. S. Simeon the Aged and the Innocents, 
f<.ia!L\io f<afl9 ^^o^dttSL.! «'^^ft^ • ^ol. 24 a. 

4. The Epiphany, it^Tiio f^.if^ljb..i f^^floAS^ 
K'loica iu&Of^ f^.jMJ9 Aua.i f^oAf^o • FoL 
30 b. Including the r^^^ vviaa.i f^Jios\^ 
fol. 34 a, and a collection of rdx.i:ua , foL 
39 a. 

5. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, r^uuhsa ^cu9 f^Sf^ . Fol. 45 b. 

6. The Commemoration of the Forty Mar- 
tyrs, f^JLl*.TJi f^.lOQfl9 ^ftik^if^.! ^^s^as\ . FoL 
50*. 

7. Lent, >;pon\iisw:i k^Auao-^^o kiIa 
^AikaiK'^ f^oAK'o ft^Tiii n r^^Q0^9 , hymns 
of Jacob, fol. 57 ft; prayers of Jacob, foL 
63 6, and Ephraim, fol. 65 b ; order of the 
Miracles, k'^Hm.i^.i r^tt^ , fol. 71 b. 

8. Palm Sunday, t^x^xn K'.if^jk..! f<fti>\ 
r^LL^jLCK".! fdaaL9.i«>9 r^oAOi^o • Fol. 79 b. 
Including a collection of hymns, r^iui^M 
f<\ji iu&of^, fol. 87 a. 

9. Passion (or Holy) Week, kIaaoi^ f^au» • 
Monday. FoL 94 b. 

Tuesday. FoL 103 6. 

Wednesday. FoL 112 a. 

Thursday. FoL 120 b. The order of the 
Washing (of Feet), ffii^x..! Vfti%\ , foL 
129 b. 

Friday, fol. 132 a. Canticles on the Apos- 
tasy of Simon Peter, ai*ia&2k A^.i K'iu^&flv 
^■j^^t.1 , foL 140 b ; on Judas the traitor, 
r^lx»i4pa f<.ioai* 1:^.1 K'iu^cuto, foL 143 b ; 
a f<'iu\afip for terce, ^a:uL^^.i, fol. 147 b ; 
another for sest, f<Mcu.i cq^a.i f<iu\p 



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by Jacob, fol. 150 b ; and the order of the 
Adoration of the Cross, i^iui^^ t^^fia^ 
i^aA^.i , foL 153 a. 

Saturday, f^^xaj^n i^iiax. • FoL 155 a. 
Including the canticle on the Cherub and 
the Thief, f^fii*\p i^Lsoiifk A^.i f^iu\cu99 , 
fol. 160 6. 

10. The Sunday of the Resurrection, 
f<iea^.i f^juLa.*u>.i f<ftt^\ • Pol. 167 a. 
Including the k:»Ll«i f^Jios\ , fol. 180 a. 

11. New (or Low) Sunday, r^iBa^ 
f^kioi KlajBJ9.ia>.i . Eol. 180 b. 

12. The Ascension, t^Aaao^ f<fti\\. Fol. 
186*. 

13. Pentecost, rdx^xj^ 1^.11^:^.9 ft^fti>\ 
t^\ft>on\i9k.i . Fol. 194 b. 

14. The Invention of the Cross, i^JaLaJ^ 
^■« 'Vl f^k.iiJUL.1 f^x».ita f<.if^lJb..i . Fol. 
202 *. 

15. C1A&.1 f^isoX »xiU f^L9iO».i r^COa 
f^kuL , cantus ad Magnificat ; only a small 
fragment of the last canon remains. Fol. 
209 a. 

16. vd f^Ai]»rV^f<fOa\ft^tCfAf^:i i^i ■ 1 \ 

f<iiai. cq1&.i fi^^iuT. K'idbcu ^co9, an- 
thems for the ferial days of the week. Fol. 
209 a. 

17. Funeral services, t^^ax^n i^ol ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 210 6. 

[Add. 14,501.] 

cccxxv. 

Vellum, about 12| in. by 8|, consisting 
of 71 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally 16 in number, but i^is now 
lost, and of the rest only r^ and .au are 
complete. Each page is divided into two 
columns, of from 31 to 48 lines. It is 
written in a small, regular character, of 
about the xi*^ cent., and contains — 

A collection of Choral Services for the 
festivals of the whole year, comprising many 



hymns (itda , f^lux^ , rdx.i.%M , f^ka\afl9 , 
Klsoioa.! f^iis , etc.) and prayers, ascribed 
to Ephraim and Jacob of Batnae. 

1. The Dedication of the Church ; imper- 
fect. FoL la. In the madrashe on fol. 1, 
Bardesanes, Manes, Arius, Theodore (of 
Mopsuestia), Diodorus (of Tarsus), Bar- 
sauma, Narses, Julian (of Halicamassus), 
Eutyches, Marcion, Leo, and Nestorius, are 
cursed as heretics, their names being in- 
verted in writing ; whilst Ignatius, Athana- 
sius, Basil, Gregory (Nazianzen), John 
(Chrysostom), Cyril, Dioscorus, Severus, 
Ephraim, Jacob (of Batnae), and Fhiloxenus, 
are lauded as orthodox teachers. 

2. The Annunciation of the Virgin ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 3 a.— f^i-i«« , fol. 3 ft. 

3. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, rds^ 

f^xsaao . Fol. 6 b. — f^:z.i.i^n , fol. 8 a. 

4. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
K^IK:» iii9.l r^Lasa.%ML9 rdbo j^x».i . Fol. 
9 a. — r<!s.i.T.» , fol. 10 a. 

5. The Revelation of S. Joseph, f<6as\ 
•Ajtocu.1 mii\\3i . Fol. 12 b. 

6. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
Fol. 14 a. — r^o^ AaooI.! K^iu^cuto , fol. 

22 b ; >*i^f^ >i» r^s^^as k1x.i.t» , fol. 

23 6. 

7. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin ; imperfect. Fol. 26 a. 

8. The Massacre of the Innocents; im- 
perfect. Fol. 30 a. 

9. The Epiphany; imperfect. Fol. 34 a. — 
k1a».tji T^fti\\, fol. 34 a; i^ui^ f<sos\9 
fol. 39 a; r^hil^ rdi^A' ^^^- ^ ^^ 
f<.li^a:^ 1^.1 reiu^cu^ , fol. 48 b. 

10. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Fol. 48 b. — f^:r.i.i^n , fol. 54 a. 

11. The Presentation in the Temple, 

55 a. — K^KAsjXflff , foL 61 ft. 

12. The Forty Martyrs; imperfect. Fol. 
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13. The Commemoration of any Saint ; 
imperfect. Fol. 66 a. 

14. The Commemoration of the Teachers, 
f^:z.i:ua . ^r^cx\^ rdiAAiii^ ; imperfect. 
Fol. 66 b. 

16. The Commemoration of Severus of 
Antioch, 1^101^09 »i2n r^s*:ia A^9 f^!z.i:i^a ; 
imperfect. Fol. 68 a. 

16. Fart of a madrasha on the Besurrec- 
tion of the Dead ; imperfect. Fol. 71 a. 

Some leaves of this manuscript have been 
bound as part of Add. 17,216. See the next 
number. 

[Add. 14,509.] 



CCCXXVI. 

Eleven vellum leaves, about lOf in. by 7^, 
nearly all more or less stained and muti- 
lated (Add. 17,216, foU. 15—25). Each page 
is divided into two columns, of from 37 to 40 
lines. These leaves belong to the service- 
book Add. 14,509 (see above), and contain 
hymns and prayers for the following occa- 
sions — 

1. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Fol. 15 a. 

2. New (or Low) Sunday, kLj^s-^JS^ 
f^^.TM fdaaL9.i«>.i . Fol. 17 a. 

3. The Conmiemoration of S. Thomas, 
f<tti\T rdsncK^^i . Fol. 19 a. 

4. Of the Apostles, tt^uiVf. A^^ k^ab^ 
^rdio^^. Fol. 20 b. 

5. Of the Martyrs. Fol. 23 a. 

6. Of Sergius and Bacchus. Fol. 24 a. 

7. Of Greorge, ft^ooflv jBai\Jicx\^»iM.i. Fol. 
25 a. 

[Add. 17,216, foil. 15—25.] 

CCCXXVIL 

Vellum, about 10§ in. by 7f , consisting 
of 201 leaves, many of which are stained 
and soiled. Foil. 1 and 2 are much torn, 



and the former has been repaired with 
paper. The quires, signed with letters, are 
21 in number, the last being imperfect. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 30 to 38 lines. This volume is written 
in a good, regular hand of the xi*^ or xii"* 
cent., and contains — 

A Choral Service-book for the circle of 
the whole year, comprising anthems (Kljui^), 
chiefly for vespers (r< t *ini.i), noctums 
(rdAl.!), and morning prayer (kSa^.i). 

1. The Consecration of the Church, f<sos\ 
f^^x^ •x..iao.i . Fol. 1 b. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Fol. 
3 6. 

3. The Annunciation ofthe blessed Virgin. 
Fol. 5 b. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Fol. 
8 ft. 

5. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL 11 a. 

6. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, ^x.*»aj9 n ftt\n n Ajl..i i^ikL^ 
^%ji ^.^nv^n Kloiflka rdi^nAupQ.! . FoL 14 a. 

7. The B/Cvelation of S. Joseph, r^jBo^ 
•&fi9CU.i mii\v^AA,:i . Fol. 16 b. 

8. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 19 a.— 

•fioc^oi^, fol. 19 a\ cqL.i r^io^K" rOUk^ 
(sic) jo^oi^f^ Jto-a^ft^ K'.lJL.l r^.ir^^^ 
oi^ft^ jDouu^A^o, fol. 23 a\ j^oA^f< 
f^^^, fol. 27 a\ ft^ I \ ■ ni jtoOA^f^ 
KlkUM^o , fol. 31 b. 

9. The Conmiemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, KbAK" di.TL K'iub.ia A^x f€sas\ 
>«i» . Fol. 37 a. 

10. The Massacre of the Innocents. FoL 
42 a. 

11. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory. Fol. 46 a. 

12. The Epiphany, fdz».%A f^.iKl:k..i f^sios^ 

r^cai . Fol. 48 6.— rdui^ MOA^r(, fol. 52 a ; 



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KLai.jAX.c r^iiaA^ jsooh^f^f foL 55 a; 
f^lUiM^c f<l*2kJoi j^asLMf^, foL 58 b. 

13. The Decollation of S. John the Bap- 
tist. Fol. 61*. 

14. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 

f<.icafl9.i r^lAS«:uio . Pol. 64 b. 

15. The Presentation of our Lord in 
the Temple, k1x-*.i.^ f^rc.j^:i f^jio^A^ 

Pol. 66 b. 

16. The Commemoration of Seyerus, patri- 
arch of Antioch. Pol. 71 a. 

17. Lent. — ^Pirst week; fol. 73 ft. Mar- 
ginal note : r^cQ&.i r^fiOLa^ ocb «..a«»f^ tU> 

f^ cD^iftiia ^^o Auik^x.!^ K^ial liiao 
f^.i.xsi f^coi . — Second week; fol. 77 a. — 
Third week; fol. 82 a.— Pourth week; fol. 
37 a.— Pifth week ; fol. 92 a.— Sixth Sunday 
in Lent ; fol. 96 b. 

18. The Commemoration of the forty 
Martyrs. Pol. 99 a. 

19. Palm Sunday and the preceding week. 
Pol. 102 a. — ^The Commemoration of Lazarus 
of Bethany. Pol. 106 a. 

20. Passion (or Holy) Week. Pol. 110 b. 
The Consecration of the Chrism, f^jios\ 
fdz»»i «^40».i , fol. 114 b ; the Washing of 
Peet, reA\^^ Ikji KStt^ , fol. 116 a ; the 
Adoration of the holy Cross, K^iki \^flf>.i 
9^34X^:1 , fol. 119 a. 

21. The Eesurrection in eight parts. — 
r^S&uu:!^ KicAjjDX r^4*iafi» r<!iuaL.i f^Jia.j\ 
ca^:i « . r^3-4^*f< K!iM^ •unicKJM.i 

rdAaQ.TJi tCDO^K":! •fl^o^^ia, fol. 121 a; 

rdui^ jo^oi\a3 , fol. 123 a; f^aaB9:u».i rdaiA^ 



f^&lAil JO^OflUf^ f^S^Cn-kO.! K"^^, fol. 
126 a ; f<ioa^.i rd^jsii^s Klax.a.v».i r^Ifiaai}^ 
Klft^^ai tCDO^rC;! j»Q^iw^W jo^OAiftP^, fol. 
129 a ; K'icAjjD.i i^lacaoM.! f^as9.*u>9 f<sos\ 

fol. 132 a; K'iuLK'.i fdaaL9.ia»9 i^LolaS^ 

f^^io., fol. 134 a; f<iTmi».T tt^fti%\ 

o^i2^ •fl^a^i^ jo^o^K' »a90^f^:i r<ibiTi 

r^i^i^ iufkOf^ (fiapos) ja^lOfda •K..i,ftAeo9 

ft^i\inT. toio^K's, fol. 136 b; tt^fti%\ 

•fl^OAiftf^ r^^&C9a.A.o9 f^AA»ii9 ft^iTni i»:i 

KlftiiSa^ tCDO^K".! n\i\i\ j»ni^\% , fol. 
139 a. 

22. New (or Low) Sunday and the Com- 
memoration of S. Thomas the Apostle. Pol. 
142 6. 

23. The Ascension of our Lord. Pol. 145 d. 

24. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Pql. 149 a. 

25. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

>.iao. Pol. 152 6. 

26. The Dedication of the holy Cross, 
t<i i\yl (iyicalvia) f^L«-lrdof^f<:i r^m\\ 
KlftAci^ . Pol. 155 a. 

27. The Commemoration of Elias the Pro- 
phet. Pol. 158 a. 

28. Of S. Thomas the Apostle. Pol. 160 a. 

29. Of Sergius and Bacchus. Pol. 161 a. 

30. Of George, ^cu\Jia\^. Pol. 163 a. 

31. Of Barbara, i^i-ai-a . Pol. 164 ft. 

32. Of Bar-sauma, rdsi.tiSi l^.i r^fiOLa^ 

rdiiiire'.i . Pol. 167 a. 

33. Of Abhai, ^awK'. Pol. 169 a. 

34. Of all the Apostles, kuJju A^:i 
^r^a\^r^x»li0 . Pol. 171 a. 

35. Of any one Saint, %^ A^:i rdttSkS^ 
rdsncLi^ . Pol. 173 a. 

Colophon, fol. 175 a : rdo^io^ •aiiAaal >Ll 

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vyi:a • (sic) ^oi*^ai f<ba\f^ •acoA^ r^i^if 

This is followed by a reiku^M^ KlaioM , 
or Magnificat of the eighth tone, beginning 
f<f!aa«»i.i f^laa« ^ ja19 vo^q , written appa- 
rently by a later hand. 

36. A Calendar of all the festivals of the 
year, fix>m the first Kanun to the latter 
Teshrin : fdz»Ho f<.iKlaL.i jaoa2u.iao ^ah\ 
cnk rdKixA ^(xm:^ . EoL 175 b. On fol. 176 b, 
after the doxology, there stands the follow- 
ing note, mentioning that the manuscript 
was finished on Wednesday, the 2l8t of the 
first Teshrin, but in what year is not stated. 

yiCLMsa >*:ua ^ix-iis : r^x^xj^ j»orio K'is.io 

On the same page there is a hymn for 
Lent, written by a later hand, beginning: 

37. Order of the blessed Virgin, the Saints 
and the Dead, arranged according to the 
eight tones : rdotAi^ di.TL.i r<:iuaL.i f^Jios\ 

kC.IUk' ftlinils . Eol. 177 a. 

38. Of Priests and Monks, l^.i rdOBft^ 

f^lMo^ ALk. • Eol. 198 a. Marginal note on 
fol. 198 a : .au^ rdX r^m f^Jios\ ^.omK' »u> 
t^u It fttn AuMu^K" f^.l A\^ cp^o.i.A 
(sic) diMjLAjLK' r^.lJk. liiao oniaa ii9^.i 

rdX >*i&f^ >i».i ocbo f^oi rdfioA^ 
• f^Mttftin 0009 (sic) 

39. The Conmiemoration of Ephraim and 
Theodore : >i» i^ijuMA kIi&Im Jl^.i i^Lma]^ 
T^Ausa.io r^iiaaesi oiiifko^ r^lsQ^uedb poili^rC 

EoL199ft. 



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40. The Commemoration of the Macoabees^ 
Shamuni and her sons, hSaacm.i •.eoaiiBko:m 
coJao »ioMx. • Imperfect. Eol. 201 a. 

In two places, foil. 21 J and 35 ft, the 
scribe has excused his bad writing on the 
ground of the vellum not having been pro- 
perly prepared: ^f^ K't^ojuoi.i f^ea r^kla 
f^LaoAi^ Ao.*pb.^ f^ »^ 019. Elsewhere 
he complains bitterly of the flies, e.g. fol. 17 a, 

and fol. 66 ft, ^a rda9.i\ rtbAr^ r^Mfio) 
K^SQO* r^coa >M:^ ^iaao:!. On fol. 118 ft he 
has left a blank space, and written below, ^ 

[Add. 14,619.} 



CCCXXVIIL 

A vellum leaf, 8| in. by 6f , much soiled 
and torn, belonging to a Choral Sertice-book 
of the xi*^ or xii*^ cent. 

[Add. 17,218, foL 57.] 

« 

CCCXXIX. 

Eight paper leaves, about 6f in. by 4|, 
all more or less stained and torn. They are 
fragments of a Choral Service-book, written 
in a good, regular hand, and dated, A. Gr. 
1486, A.D. 1175. The colophon is much 
eflEgiced, but it appears that the name of the 
writer was Bar-sauma bar 'Isa, &om the 
village of Ba-Cudida, near Mosul, and that 
he wrote it at a place called Ibrahimiya, near 
Maridin and Dunaisar. rda^cu^ ^.1 Anx* 

. re^.i • r^h\\ Tn . rdm r<^h\Sk f^i\^nTO Au^ 

(sic) r^i^rda . f<^eux:a K'iuLO . •ao . lilo 

. f^lSQO*.! ^AikiL ^iia • rdazjs ^1^ y^cu .1.11^ 

jLif^ f.lf fda • iaSaK".! r^t-AS oia ^asiba* ua 

K'^&i&iq^ . rdciaV^MLB \\^fti*i>tA r<!aAi»o 1^03 

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'^.1 ousiu^ • A^CLSMO f^ba.jJI.1 Pfl^K".! 
,t ^.l^fiU »i»0 • (P) KlA^LXif 30 ^iftla.i 



•X.O 



[Add. 14,737, foU. 77—84] 

cccxxx. 

Piper, about 7|r in. by 5^, consistmg of 
92 leaves, many of which are much torn, 
especiaUy foU. 1—12, 73—77, 86, 87, 91, 
and 92.. The quires, signed with letters, 
seem to have been about 26 in number (.*uk, 
fol. 66 a) ; but all before J^ (fol. 12 a) are 
either wanting or very imperfect. There 
are also lacunae after foil. 76, 77, and 78. 
The number of lines in each page varies 
from 21 to 32. This manuscript is written 
•by three hands, dated A. Gr. 1495, A.D. 1184, 
and contains — 

A collection of hynms, anthems, etc., for 
the F^tivjals of the whole year, reduAia 

1. Lent ; very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Palm Sunday ; very imperfect. Pol. 7 a. 

3. Passion Week. 

a. Wednesday, imperfect. Pol. 12 a. 

b. Thursday, fol. 14 ft.— l^n reiux^cuto 
feikj2^ ,cb, fol. 19 a; the Washing of Peet, 

«a^^'i^ r^if^i:i , fol. 24 b. 

c. Priday, fol. 24 b.—l^n i^AuA^c 



* Michael the Great. See Assemani, BibL Or., t iL, 
p. 362 ; Le Quien, Or. Christ., t. ii., col. 1389. 

t John v., of S^rug. See Assemani, BibL Or., t 11., 
p. 462; Le Quien, Or. Christ, t. ii, ooL 1548. 



f^nLuA ft^3cm*, foL 31 b; K'^viPTrtdul^^xfli 
caa ^sk Qoa, fol. 32 a ; m*ia&2k A^.i Kdu\afl9 
^^o>*inT.i , fol. 34 a ; f<Ai&2az.^i K'iu^OAp 
f^aW.i C0.1, fol. 36 a; <w\\9k.i K'iu^cuto 
f^lSQCU.!, fol. 42 a; ^H^ Ajl..i rcAu^.^cuto 
^A^iL •ikx.^i r^.*p^.i cqL.i rdlfiOA^, fol. 44 a ; 
the Adoration of the Cross, k'^.t.^19 

fol. 46 &. 

d. Saturday, ff ^vafl99 K'iiai., fol. 45 b. — 
rdlfiBA\p rdaoi^ Jl^.i K'iu^cuB^ , fol. 47 b ; 
rdAX.i ^1^.1 f^3:k..i cqL.i K'iu^aflff , fol. 49 a. 

4. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 
f<99caa .TM Ajk..i kLiaM^ f^jfa\. Pol. 56 a. 

5. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

Fol. 63 6. 

6. The Ilesiirrection of our Lord, f<sos\ 
K'ieajjDS, in eight parts; very imperfect. 
Pol. 66 a. 

7. The Ascension; very imperfect. Pol. 
77 a. 

8. Pentecost ; very imperfect. Pol. 78 a. 

9. The Commemoration of the Apostles, 
f^MiAi.^ f^J^Bis\ . Pol. 79 a. 

10. The Peast of the holy Cross, rdttft\ 
k:^ oi& k1aA^.i . Pol. 82 b. 

11. The Transfiguration, [rdfift]^^ 

loa^i K'loS^.i ^...1^.1 Pol. 87 a. 

12. A Calendar of Peasts and Saints' Days, 
K'iui. ciaV^9 f^.if^ljL3 jo^OAift.iao • Pol. 91 a. 

On fol. 92 b there is a note, stating that 
this manuscript was written, in the year 
1495 (A.I>. 1184), by the deacon Babban 
John, the deacon Babban Zakhe, and a 
priest, whose name has been erased, for the 
use of the priest Babban Saliba, from the 
of .a^i iA^* in Tur Ab^n. 



* This name is indistinct, some one having smeared it 
over with red paint, and substituted for it on the mai^ 
that of t<^al iua • 

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. f^iox. aii&9 KLLOoLa 



ff^r^ . f^colK' >J»ia r^A^ KliV.ia KliCDt 
^9 f<Mi¥*in\ >M«»i f^f^i:L.a 



Kl«CD% >JBo ti^ni\y ^i\ oA fdacD fdlsii^ 



K1»CD% PL0 t^^ ^^ ^^^ * oa^l 

puLM f^% ^iXa •• f^AAi puLM ^cu ^i\a 
fdacoa (sic) aAiiaiu£.f^9 l^a • r^A^ 

• ^isnr^ ^f^ ^U9% oaia Aniji . ceiial^ v^f< 
(sic) f^Msttkjaia (sic) odAr^iaxsi ^9 >Asp^f^ 



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eccxxxi. 

Two paper leaves, about 6^ in. by 5, 
with from 16 to 17 lines in each page. They 
contain hymns and prayers for the Decol- 
lation of S. John the Baptist, 9ijl»i jifia& 

fdA.i^\^ ^cu.i , written in a good hand 
of the xii**' cent. 

[Add. 14,737, foU. 71, 72.] 

cccxxxn. 

Sixteen vellum leaves, about 22 in. by 
16|, nearly all of which are more or less 



stained and torn, some of them being mere 
fragments. Each page is divided into two 
columns, a full column containing 46 lines. 
Foil. 1 — ^14 are written in a good, regular 
hand of about the end of the xii^ cent.^ 
foil. 16 and 16 are in a different hand, and 
perhaps somewhat later. These leavra con- 
tain — 

Portions of Choral Services for the festi- 
vals of the whole year, including mar 
drashe, canons, etc. 

1. The Dedication of the Church, rdfta\ 
f^hins^ ^cu» 1^9 . Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Fol. 1 a. 

3. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Fol. 3 a. 

4. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Fol. 4 a. 

5. The Nativity of our Lord, and the 
Commemoration of the blessed Virgin Mary. 
Fol. 5 a. 

6. The Commemoration of Jacob of Bat- 
nae. Fol. 11 a. 

7. Of. Barbara and Juliana, f^vai.a9 
f^f^l«Acua . Fol. 12 a. 

8. Of Zakhe or Nicolaus, bishop of Myra : 

f^iuL».u« f^ioM.! . Fol. 12 6. 

9. Of Behnam. Fol. 13 a. 

10. Of Biomanus. Fol. 14 a. 

11. Of Mar Gabriel. Fol. 16 a. 

[Add. 18,820, foil. 1—16.] 

CCCXXXIII. 

Paper, about 10 in. by 6|, consisting of 
90 leaves, some of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 46, 66, 66, 60—62, 68, 69, 
and 90. The quires, 13 in nimiber, are 
signed with letters^ from r^ to a and from 
CD to f^ ; but a later hand has marked them 
with Coptic arithmetical figures (beginning 
at fol. 24), and has also nimibered the leaves 
from fol. 24 to 64. Leaves are wanting after 
foil. 66, 61, 67, and 89. There are from 21 
to 28 lines in each page. This volume is 



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written in a regular, though rather inelegant 
•hand, of the earlier part of the xiii*** cent, 
(see below, and compare Add. 14,707)i and 
.contains — 

The first volume of a collection of An- 
thems, Chants, and Prayers, for the festivals 
of the whple yejur, according to the use of 
the Maronites of Mount Lebanon. Title, 
fol. 1 b : [f^ii]cuk^ii.i rdi.4a» \[J\ 

.9CMD1 f<Mai.ia f^iA.ia f^lai^.! i^^ul*.!^ 

1. The Nativity of our Lord, Au9.i r<fti\\ 
iJteas •..^iM.i cD.iL . Pol. 1 b. 

2. The Praises of the blessed Virgin, 
Ja^xsn f^colf^ ^^L*^ mifti\nn 1:l..i f<aas\ . 
Imperfect. Fol. 47 a. 

3. The Massacre of the Innocents, ri^fti\\^ 

Pol. 69 ft. 

4. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory Nazianzen, Kls*:ue A^.i i^al^ 
jtoo^ar^ii ja»cui^i\a •fl»€uiifttta . Im- 
perfect. Pol. 88 ft. 

On fol. 46 a there remains part of an 
Arabic note, which seems to date from the 
year 164 — , A.D. 123 — , and to have been 
written by a priest named Abd al-Masih 
ibn Simian. [^1 Xi-] ^\i U [ M ^]^ 

(sic) ^^ '^ ^^ c^-^^-^jl [^^ V?' Lry^ 

(?) s^j\ ^^/^-J^ . . . . f- ^ ^j;Ui^ ^^1 



^ 



ui. 



^ 



On the other side of the same leaf, there 
is a drawing of a galley. 

[Add. 17,236.] 

CCCXXXIV. 

Paper, about 10 in. by 6|, consisting of 
213 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 



and torn, especially foil. 8—12 and 211 — 
213. The quires seem to have been about 
30 in number, but several at the beginning 
of the volume are unsigned, the signatures 
commencing with f< on fol. 31 ft, and going 
on to 3&, fol. 208 a. The Coptic ciphers for 
16 { ir (S^) appear on fol. 18 a. Leaves are 
wanting at the beginning and end, as well 
as after foil. 4, 8, 12, and 16. There are 
from 20 to 26 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a regular, though 
rather inelegant hand, of the earlier part of 
the xiii*^ cent, (see below), and contains — 

The second volume of a collection of 
Antljiems, Chants, and Prayers, for the fes- 
tivals of the whole year, according to the 
use of the Maronites of Mount Lebanon. 
See Add. 17,236, fol. 1 ft. 

1. The Epiphany ; imperfect. Pol. 1 a. 

2. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple, .^i^.! cD^JL^-do .L^s r^m \\ 
reii^oA . Pol. 27 ft. 

3. Lent, r^ia^xn Kboa^ JL^s r^tt^J^ 
^oJiW.i . Pol. 60 a. 

4. The Commemoration of the forty Mar- 
tyrs, f^x^xn f<:iaiS» ^AikJair^ 1:^.9 rdttft!^ . 
Pol. 96 a. 

6. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
>*iM f^ooXr^ di.iL.i cbi^aflD A^.i f^AL^J^ 
.V . Pol. 116 a. 

6. The order of the Miracles ; viz. 

a. Of the Paralytic, f^iiV9ii.iii A^.i rdxaft]^ 
KLiijLao acb l^a . Pol. 136 a. 

ft. Of the blind Timaeus, 1:l..i r^fls.^ 
f^iiiM.iii 1l.ci r±M29Ui^ »»^. Pol. 169 a. 

7. The Eesurrection of Lazarus, f<fti\\ 
(sic) f^ 1 1 \ .1 (sic) ii\ i\ ti^a^ a^sn^ai 1:^.9 . 
Pol. 172 a. 

8. Palm Sunday, ft^iTi.ia> A^^i ft^fti\\y 
fdiaJLaf^.1 f^x^M . Imperfect. Pol. 189 ft. 

On fol. 49 ft there is a note in Syriac and 
Arabic, written by one George, the son of 
the deacon Joseph, the son of the priest 
Elias, A. Gr. 1663, A.D. 1242. ^a ^^ 



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^f^ f<!el*3l >J^a f^KCfk >u^ ft^i\ f^ijtxMA 

4>lf,l ^^^ 40jjyj ^ ^1^ ^j^UI ^j^l ^^1 u^^ 
uJ;^ll ;$JJb ^Jti ^1 J^ ^;^ S-^ y^J t:^!^' /jJyjtJ] 

^^ C^ CiT*-? V^ cr* *^' (^ L^^*' *^^ (-V*^ 
^1 ^ L^^ ^^1 ^^1 ^^1 Jlf, (sic) ^^^ 

[Add. 14,707.] 

cccxxxv. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 5^, consisting of 245 
leaves. Eoll. 1, 2, and 8 are much torn. 
The quireis, signed with letters, are 26 in 
number. There are from 14 to 20 lines in 
each page. The writing is good and regular. 
This manuscript is dated A. Gr. 1674, A.D. 
1263, and contains — 

A collection t)f Choral Services, including 
hymns and prayers of Jacob and Ephraim, 
for the festivals of the whole year, entitled 

1. The Consecration of the Church. Eol. 2 b. 

2. The Annimciation of Zacharias. Fol. lb. 

3. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Fol. 
10 a. 

4. The Commemoration of Barbara. Fol. 
12 ft. 

5. The Revelation of S. Joseph. Fol. 16 a. 

6. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 18 ft. 

7. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
Fol. 24 ft. 

8. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol. 28 <3^. 

9. The Circumcision of our Lord, JL^.i 
tt^uiT*gi.i cD^ioi^, and the Commemoration 
of Basil and Gregory. Fol. 31 ft. 

10. The Epiphany. Fol. 34 ft. 



of the seven 



11. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, f^.vaa.a^iM ^xmcu:i >cDafla\ao 1:^.9 • 
Fol. 41 a. 

12. The Presentation in the Temple. FoL 
43 ft. 

13. The Feast at Cana of Galilee, l^.:i 
f^\i\\.i f^i,\'n.i f^^aiuL9Q . Fol. 47 ft. 

14. Lent. Fol. 60 a. 

15. The Commemoration 
Youths of Ephesus, i^&^a 
»fioQja&f^3 • Fol. 69 a. 

16. The Commemoration of the forty 
Martyrs. Fol. 61 a. 

17. The Prodigal Son, (sic) i^iiv i^ia Ik. 
•cDCLiasLj jk»iA.i . FoL 66 a. 

18. The Miracles of our Lord, K'&iHiSasii Ai. 
..^ i^u»:i . Fol. 66 ft. 

19. The Annunciation of the blessed 
Virgin. Fol. 76 <3^. 

20. The Resurrection of Lazarus. Fol. 79 ft. 

21. Pahn Sunday. Fol. 82 a. 

22. Passion Week. Fol. 89 a. 

23. Easter Simday. Fol. 106 ft. 

24. New Simday and the Commemoratioti 
of S. Thomas. Fol. 116 a. 

26. The Commemoration of Mar Gteorge, 
■ftii\ja\^»ia8 1^.1 . Fol. 119 ft. 

26. The Commemoration of Elias the 
Prophet, rdjAi^ ,i» Aaji . Fol. 124 a. 

27. The Commemoration of *Abda, A.^s 
K'.Taik. >iM r£xM%n . Fol. 127 a. 

28. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 130 a. 

29. Pentecost. Fol. 134 a. 

30. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Fol. 138 a. 

31. The Commemoration of the twelve 
Apostles. Fol. 141 ft. 

32. Of Jacob, who was cut in pieces, A.&JI 
r^lnjto&M >ann\iiaw . Fol. 146 ft. 

33. Of Simeon Stylites, ^.^^t. $%sn Jl^:i 
f^o^K":! . .Fol. 146ft. 

34. Of the Maccabees, t^oMs. >iiiso Ixji 
f^ha^^o . Fol. 160 a. 



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. 35. The Transfiguration, cDiiaiAL\ipQ.i 
iCLaii ia!^.i ^.4^.1 • Eol. 153 a. 

36. The Commemoration of Domitius, i:L..i 
r<ac;ft.ia \^n >.i >iM . Eol. 157 a. 

37. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 
i^bAK^'i!.!!^.! couox. 1^.1 K3kifiJ^ . Eol. 161 a. 

38. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist. 
FoL165a. 

39. The Oommemoration of Sharbil, A^.i 
Juai^ti^. Eol. 167 5. 

40. The holy Angels, rdLa^rdLsb la^i rdfta\ 
rdz^ns. Eol. 171a. 

41. TheEestival of the holy Cross, w^m\\ 
ftlA.Aai& w^n iV^^ f^.ifd^.i . Eol. 174 a. 

42. The Commemoration of Sergius and 
Bacchus, «fl»fiLi4^a •£0*^1.1)9 >iM Jl^3 . Eol. 
177 J. 

43. Of Mar Nuhra, i^icpca »iM l^.i . 
Eol. 182 a. 

44. Of the blessed Virgin, rd\^f^ f^Jia:^^ 
K'oiAK'di.iL».l mjJkAcLo.! . Eol. 185 5. 

45. Of any one Saint, rdiVMi^ f<fia^Ji^ 
f^flcuLa .T«iA . Eol. 190 a. 

46. Of the Martyrs, f<:%mso 1a^ . Eol. 
194 a. 

47. Of the Dead. Eol. 198 a. 

48. A daily order of Repentance, f<tn \\ 
K'&iOA^^ >icu A^ rdiiMK". Eol. 202 h. 

49. Lessons from the Pauline Epistles for 
various festivals, etc. : A i\ n ^juljd^ .aaii 
jtoolcu^ rd«iulx..i K'^H^T^^. Eol. 208 h. 

Colophon, fol. 245 a : K'iusjkM^Q ieolx. 
• .r^iAjjkSn fdsa^.! cpi\ai*^aQ vyK' 

On the same page there is a note, giving 
the date, A. Gr. 1574, A.D. 1263. ^uL^-a 

•.ilW A^ K'.icD (sic) f^iuisa^o ;k9k*^K' 

On fol. 1 a there is an Arabic note, of the 
same age as the manuscript, stating that it 
was a wakf or donation to the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara: ^j Jx, Ku^ u^^ Gj^ ^ 



Jn three pb,ces we find that readers have 
recorded their names ; viz. 

On fol. 3 a, one Joseph, L::^ala^^l uj, U 

(?) »t3a«^l ^\ u-i*M^ 

On fol. 116 a, Ibrahim, the son of the 
priest 'Isa, ^j*.jumaSJI ^) f^^j^^ c^^jV>>>^l l-jj^ U 

And on fol. 119 6, 'Amir ibn Mansur of 
Hims, ^1 j^lc ^jiC^] ^J^lfifc!! ii)43ac u^ l> Jj\ 

[Add. 14,701.] 

CCCXXXVI. 

Twenty-four paper leaves, about 7^ in. by 
5^, all much torn and stained with oil (Add. 
14,738, foU. 37—60). There are from 24 
to 28 lines in each page. The writing is 
good and regular, of the xiii*^ cent. They 
are — 

Part of a Choral Service-book, containing 
hynms and prayers (K'iiakJso i^ib) for the 
festivals of the whole year; viz. 

1. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory ; imperfect at the beginning. Fol. 

37 a. _ 

2. The Epiphany, .1^ r^.ifd^ 1:l..i ft^fti>\ 
K'lCDai.i . Eol. 39 b. 

3. The decollation of S. John the Bap- 
tist, f^.i^\^ ^cu.i ooabi jifia& A^.i HiSQs\. 
Pol. 44 b. 

4. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 

K'.ioi&.i . Eol. 47 b. 

5. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple, f^ia.»cfA «,i^:i cDiA:b2A A^.i r^pasi^. 
Pol. 51 a. 

6. The Commemoration of Bar-saimia, 
rd»a^iA >iM A^.i ft^Ofi\\y . Pol. 54 a. 

7. Of Severus of Antioch, l^.i r^fia!^ 
K:&vi\& K'lareifiv >i» .uT. Pol. 57 b. 

8. Of Priests, r^oo^ 1:l..i r^pas\ ; imper- 
fect. Pol. 60 J. 

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cccxxxvn. 

Four paper leaves, all more or less stained 
and torn. Each page is divided into two 
coliunns of from 17 to 23 lines. The writing 
is large and regular, of the ziii^ cent. They 
are-— 

Fragments of a Choral Service-book, con- 
taining hymns and prayers for various 
occasions. 

[Add. 14,739, foil. 15—18.] 



CCCXXXVIII. 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 6, consisting of 
164 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 129 and 161. 
The quires, 17 in ntimber, are signed with 
letters. There are from 24 to 28 lines in 
each page. This volimie is written in a 
neat, regular hand, apparently of the ix*** 
cent., and contains — 

A Tropologion, or collection of Canons 
and Troparia (r^if^:aai\),for various Saints* 
Days and other occasions. Title, fol. 10 b : 

Several of them are ascribed on the margins 
to John the Monk, f^v.i ^cu.i . See foil. 
21 a, 24 a, 33 a, 36 5, 39 b, and 43 b ; and 
also Add. 14,505, foil. 198 a (marg.), 215 6, 
and 219 a. 

1. S. Stephen, 27*^ of the first Kanun. 
Fol. 10 b. 

2. Basil and Gregory, 1"* of the second 
Kanun. Fol. 15 a. 

3. Antony, 17*^ of the second Elanun. Fol. 
19 a. 

4. Gregory Nazianzen, 25*** of the second 
Kanun. Fol. 21 ft. 

5. John Chrysostom, 27*^ of the second 
Kanun. Fol. 24 ft. 



6. Ephraim Syrus, 1"^ of Shebat. FoL 
33 ft. 

7. Severus of Antioch, 8*^ of Shebat. FoL 
37 a. 

8. Theodore, in the first week of Lent. 
Fol. 40 ft. 

9. The forty Martyrs, in Lent, from the 
7**'tothel4*^of Adar. Fol. 43 ft.. 

10. The Annunciation of the blessed 
Virgin, 24**^ of Adar. Fol. 48 ft. 

11. George, «fl»aji\Jicu^ r^^aifi^a f^auxn 
f^iki«:un solas ocb, 23^ of Nisan. FoL 
52 ft. 

12. 8. John the Evangelist, 8*^ of lyar. 
FoL 55 ft. 

13. The blessed Virgin, 15**^ of lyar. FoL 
58 a. 

14. S. Andrew the Apostle and Andrew 
the martyr, 16*^ of lyar. FoL 61 a. 

15. Leontius, 18**" of Haziran. FoL 66 a. 

16. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
25*** of Haziran. FoL 68 ft. 

17. S. Peter, 28**^ of Haziran. Fol. 72 a. 

18. S. Paul, 29**^ of Haziran. FoL 75 a. 

19. S. Thomas, 3* of Tamuz. FoL 78 ft. 

20. Domitius, «fl»ai2^o9 , 5^^ of Tamuz. 
FoL 82 a. 

21. Cosmas and Damian, 7^ of Tamuz. 
FoL 84 ft. 

22. Quiricus, or Cyriacus, and his mother 
Julitta, 15*^ of Tamuz. Fol. 88 a. 

23. Paphnutius, 20*^ of Tamuz. FoL 91 ft. 

24. Simeon Stylites, r^o^K'^ «^^au., 
27'^ of Tamuz. FoL 95 e». 

25. The Transfiguration of our Lord, A^ 
iaa&i.i K'lO^a.i «^..U«.i cpi\a».i ^sluCCL , 6^ 
ofAb. FoL 98 ft. 

26. Rabulas of Edessa, 7*^ of Ab. Fol. 
102 a. 

27. The blessed Virgin, full-moon of Ab, 
•aKl3 r^Kfiaska r^cb.i acb f^^r^^n. Fol. 
105 ft. 

28. Julian Saba, KliAcu KIam A^i, 26^ 
ofAb. FoL 116 ft. 



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29. The Decollation of S. John the Bap- 
tist, 29*^ of Ab. FoLllOft. 

30. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin, 
8*%fllul. Pol. 122 J. 

31. Julian the martyr, 10*^ of Hul. Fol. 
124 5. 

32. The Dedication of the Church, 11. 
fA«*.« k4i:ia.:i f^(^.icLM , 12*^ of Ilul. Fol. 
128 a. 

33. The Dedication of the church of Gol- 
gotha and of the Resurrection, k'Auiclm 1:l. 

13*^ofIlul. Fol. 130 a. 

34. The blessed Virgin, 18*^ of Hul. Fol. 
133 J. 

35. Sergius and Bacchus, 7*^ of the first 
Teshrin. Pol. 136 J. 

36. Gurya, Shamuna and Habib, 16*^ of 
the second Teshrin. Fol. 140 a. 

37. Barbara, 4*^ of the first Kanun. Fol. 
142 6. 

38. The holy Apostles. FoL 146 b. 

39. Athanasius. FoL 148 a. 

40. The holy Martyrs. Fol. 161 ft. 

41. The Dead. Fol. 159 ft. 

Colophon, fol. 163 a : f^oia.! kIb^ jAu 

•:• ^isaK" 

Prefixed to the Tropologion is a Calendar 
of the Festivals and Saints' Days of the whole 
year, from the first Kanun to the latter 
Teshrin. This is of perhaps somewhat later 
date than the rest of the book. Title, fol. 1 ft : 

Kli^coa • ^%u\ oaa.i ocb rd»cu.i rdioiabo 
f^Skix.a .• f^A.«iA ^ i\jB9 ^rdijJLx^o 

At the end of the Calendar, fol. 9 ft, the 
same hand has noted the date of the mar- 



tyrdom of S. Paul: «fl»ala& tsnc^xsi .ico^i^ 



On fol. 10 a there i3 an intercessoi^ Litany, 

f^^uiAaLii, beginning as follows: ^aii 
^ Klsai^ia r^MijLa t^JUx. (sic) ^r^uticn 
f t^ I n nn T , ft\ i t . ^ . . ^ . f^\ m r^ia 
f^i&^9 >cba • ^.1 kIscLm.! ft^imOMO K^ooi^^s 

•09040.1.10^0 K'V^OIO f^l^Of^ JL& ^ 

r <^n ^ V .1 ft^i*]nnT\.o t^^n no MiLXir^o 
• -7- • • -7- • • -r • ft^%?i f^i^a ^ fxdALsOafl^ 
On fol. 163 ft there is a note, perhaps 
in the handwriting of the scribe, stating that 
this volume belonged to a deacon, whose 
name has been designedly erased. tcoo^K" 

w^iT*iHT^ rdiCD Kla^ ^9 

f^o ca\ Afd^s A.& 

«2^.U A^ ^ iA^QK"! ocb cDi»X ooX v^oosn 

Of^ mS^ax • f^oolK^ ^ >cDO^f^ fdjiMJiSns 

, K^CD ijL. ifiaaii f^o f^09 

Another note, on fol. 164 a, records that 
it was presented by John, metropolitan 
of Damascus, to a certain Mar Yalara. 
K'iuau $isnl f^cD ^A^^oAoiAg ^1 ^suu 
r^*n T 1.1 ft^i\t» ^ioio* • K^oaAKla 1 lA^i 
v^K" ,• j»n n fti^f^.1.1 .ftit\yn\nftoi\i^ 
^A*f< [l^^^ooaJLAo 00.31 f^j^uo ^^^.^000X9 
f^.icpaa^ K^i^^ f^.i Klia^r^o . oaa ^iv^^:! 

• .x-o • cpiiol ^ ^9 

In a third note, on fol. 163 ft, we are in- 
formed that the said Mar Yakira bar Sahlun 
gave this book, along with two others, to 
Moses of Nisibis, abbat of Scete (A.D. 932), 
for the use of the Syrian church at Fostat. 
Klft*Hoj]9.i rfwiA fdao) KlsiiA ^n ^suu 

^.1 f^Aui^n v^t^ f^Hi^uMf^n f<iauaa.i 



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S3 f^i^AM f<iAl» A^^fii&&a.i 

aisoa ^.^^rt" ^ftuiia >cpa.*UAlk\a 
^f^ K'v.l-z*! f^iiii^ Klx.a» 

, *inil\j.i r<ca\f^^ K'A^\^n 

re, there is a line of writing, 
aumber of leaves in the manu- 
ULK'a K'rda ft^^\ n.i r^\ % \^ff\ 
bnd Tinder this are the words: 

p of foil. 163 * and 164 a, and at 
fol. 164 6, there are three brief 
n the works of Isaac of Nineveh, 
LfiAftK":! Kl3^ ^^ in a more 

.64 b there also stands the fol- 
u=>ii of Jacob of Batnae. >^ 

iK^.i »1 jinT. fdl • cp^iaMf<.i A^a 
' pQj^a*!^ JlA »1 aAusq k'cd 

: : cos ^.11 

L a there is a statement of the 
days, and of the length of the 
;ht, in each month of the year. 

[Add. 14,504.] 



CCCXXXIX. 

about 7| in. by 5J, consisting of 
jome of which are slightly stained 
especially foil. 96, 98, 99 and 226. 



The quires, 23 in number, are signed with 
letters. One leaf is wanting after fol. 99. 
There are from 18 to 26 lines in each page. 
This volume is written in a good, regular 
hand, apparently of the x*^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

A Tropologion or collection of Canons and 
Troparia for various Saints' Days and other 
occasions. Title, fol. 1 b: klLi-m Ijk. 

rdAi^a.1.1 f^ii2«cL«.i ^i\i\<\oi^ .aaiiM:! 
K'.vi^k.Ha f^Xft!i.o.ia K'oAf^ ^.vL.i • The con- 
tents, as far as no. 43, are almost identical 
with those of Add. 14,504. Of the subse- 
quent canons several are stated to have been 
composed by John, a monk of the convent of 
Mar Cosmas at Callinicus, Aus.i f^v.i ^cu 
,4Q90AiAaa.i r^LsaflffCLo >i2a . See foil. 198 a 
(marg.), 216 J, and 219 a; and compare 
Add. 14,504. 

1. S. Stephen. Pol. 1 b. 

2. Basil and Gregory. Fol. 6 ft. 

3. Antony. Fol. 11 ft. 

4. Gregory Nazianzen. Fol. 14 ft. 

5. John Chrysostom. Fol. 19 a. 

6. Ephraim Syrus. Fol. 26 a. 

7. Severus of Antioch. Fol. 29 a. 

8. Theodore. Fol. 33 a. 

9. The Forty Martyrs. Fol. 37 a. 

10. The Annunciation of the blessed 
Virgin. Fol. 43 6. 

11. George. Fol. 49 a. 

12. S. John the Evangelist. Fol. 53 a. 

13. The blessed Virgin. Fol. 66 ft. 

14. S. Andrew the Apostle and Andrew 
the Martyr. Fol. 59 ft. 

15. Leontius. Fol. 67 a. 

16. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Fol. 71 a. 

17. S. Peter. Fol. 76 ft. 

18. S. Paul. Fol. 79 ft. 

19. S. Thomas. Fol. 84 a. 

20. Domitius. Fol. 88 ft. 

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22. Quiricus, or CyriadS, aaid his mother 
Jiilitta. ToL 96 a. Imperfect at the end. 

23. Paphnutius. Fol. 100 a. Imperfect 
at the beginning. 

24. Simeon Sfcylites. Fol. 103 ft. 

26. The Transfiguration of our Lord. 
Pol. 108 a. 

26. Rabulas of Edessa. Pol. 112 6. 

27. The blessed Virgin. Pol. 116 ft. 

28. Julian Saba. Pol. 121 ft. 

29. The Decollation of S. John the Bap- 
tist. Pol. 125 ft. 

30. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin. 
Pol. 129 ft. 

31. Julian martyr. Pol. 132 a. 

32. The Dedication of the church of Gk)l- 
•gotha and of the Eesurrection. Pol. 136 ft. 

33. Sergius and Bacchus. Pol. 14iO ft. 

34. Gurya, (Shamuna,) and Habib. Pol. 
145 ft. 

35. Barbara. Pol. 148 ft. 

36. The holy Apostles. Pol. 152 ft. 

37. Athanasius. Pol. 156 a. 

38. The holy Martyrs. Pol. 159 ft. 

39. John Ohrysostom; 27* of the second 
Kanun. Pol. 168 a. 

40. The blessed Virgin ; full moon of Ab. 
Pol. 172 a. 

41. The blessed Virgin ; 18* of Hul. Pol. 
179 ft. 

42. The Dedication of the Church ; 12* of 
Ilitl. Pol. 183 a. 

43. The Dead. Pol. 186 a. 

44. The Innocents slain by Herod, A^.i 
.tt..ioveD ^ o^^K'a k^oL'; 29* of the 
first Kanun. Pol. 190 ft. 

45. The Encomium of S. John the Bap- 
tist, \hva r^.i-n^-an ^dL*.i »a9afla\aa lx.9 
t^lMJ.1.1 f<^rL^ . Pol. 192 ft. 

46. Job, r^n«.lt jao^rf A^.<i ; 9* of Ab. 
Pol. 194 ft. 

47. Babylas, r^oaa, bishop of Antioch and 
martyr ; 23* of the second Kanun. Pol. 198 a. 

48. Achudemes, coao.ioutK', bishop of 
Tagrit. Pol. 202 ft. 



49. Peter, patriarch of Alexandria. Pol. 
205 ft. 

50. The holy Prophets. Pol. 209 a. 

51. Porphyry, .fl»cuiAij&, patriarch of 
Antioch ; 1** of the first Kanun. Pol. 211 ft. 

52. Drosis; 14* of the first Kanun. Pol. 
216 a. jBttiMori r^^sjL^xa .Lxji r^oaa 
rdAlso (sic) ^<ur<i\.t ea^ia Kdwicoj^ 
. f^»^Oj^r<sa d90aK»^.is iuiaifl»(<b . f^sao'il 
dur^ . rdiSa^-o ..Qifks .va oa>i.&o.l ^3 f<ocp 

oenso . •Majiloaa r^soAscLA %xsn iuaa , < ^t**- * 

53. Lucian of Antioch. Pol. 219 a. r^oio 
oeb r^:icafl»o ' r^oi^ j»aii<*aflA ^«- ^ 
>iix.f<b i^£:»a risiHA ^\h\ iu&Of< «a&.i 
f<a»xa oA 9cak.ieao i^ij^'i^ kSwt^ 

. rdaoflaa >iaa ^uax re:*v.i ^oul ^.t i '-«- 

54. Bar-had-be-shabba. Pol. 222 ft. rdicoa 
f<bq3 »eDO0Uf<9 oeb i^axs.iMvs f^bsa Av ^ 

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. .X.O . tt^^ni r^iaa 
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martyrdom of S. Paul, precisely as in Add. 
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Dod current hand of the x*** or 
contains — 

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, for the circle of the whole 

imciationof Zacharias; imper- 

^ning. Fol. 1 a. 

unciation of the blessed Virgin, 

ivity of S. John the Baptist. 

velation of the Angel to S. 
• i\al K^i^^^ mii\v^l^ . Fol. 

ivity of our Lord. Pol. 14 h. 
nmemoration of the blessed 
28 a. 
nmemoration of S. Stephen. 

isacre of the Innocents. Fol. 

imemoration of Basil and Gre- 

iphany, ^aiJ^.i cd.%mv. 1^9 . 

collation of S. John the Bap- 

h. 

esentation in the Temple. Fol. 

ammemoration of Severus of 
Lfl9 >i» f^x^ria 1^.1 . Fol. 68 a. 
ests, f^cn&.i r^iAa.1.1. Fol. 

Dead. Fol. 72 b. 

X)dore9 •fl»ai.i^ii kUh*^ A^.i • 

Fol. 76 h. — On the Miracles, 
the Sundays in Lent, fol. 94 a ; 
103 ft. 

•ty Martyrs. Fol. 104 ft. 
;unday, Fol. 107 ft. 



20. Passion {or Holy) Week.— Monday, 
fol. 113 a ; Tuesday, fol. 114 ft ; Wednesday, 
fol. 116 a\ Thursday, fol. 116 ft; the con- 
secration of the Chrism, ^.^jom .x^oos, foi 
119 ft ; Friday, (sic) rAA€xv^:i , fol. 121 ft ; 
Saturday, r^iAfi^.! f^Aias..i , fol. 127 h. 

21. The Resurrection. Fol. 129 a. 

22. The Ascension. Pol. 169 ft. 

23. Pentecost, iui-a^oK' : f^\nf»An\i^3 
ft^\i\niA KU»ai.i (sic) cDii.TaAao • Fol. 173 ft. 

24. New {or Low) Sunday, f^iTn.v> A:^x 
K'ii.vt . Fol. 179 ft. 

25. The Adoration of the Cross, ft^kii^x 
r^AAoi^ f^aul^.i . Fol. 185 ft. 

26. The Commemoration of Sergius and 
Bacchus. Fol. 192 ft. 

27. Of Menas, f^rd» »i» rez»:ue 1^ . 
Fol. 194 ft. 

28. Of Barbara and Juliana. Fol. 197 a. 

29. Of Achudemes, cbcu^K" r^ab.vo A:kj| 
a»f^9 . Pol. 198 ft. 

30. Of Simeon Stylites, ^,,aji ^ t, A ^i 
(sic) cai\».i . Fol. 200 a. 

31. Of all Martyrs, w^i in y^ K'.ica.to^ 
«fta^&9 ; imperfect at the end. Fol. 202 ft. 

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at the foot ; 193 ft, at the top ; and 194 a, at 
the foot. 

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appear to be liturgical (sedras, prayers, etc.). 
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with the words : . f<i\mn ^ f^r^ f^f^ i^k 
. tCDCva^ «^^aoal&aa . >cDOATtdsa ^^^oqIaad 
cpAJla^.! chlftaa . coiicuila oaA&saa ; and 
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75, 84, and 207—211. Both handwritings 
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372 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 3 — 10, 12, 22 — 
30, 34, 36, 38, 4.1—44, 46, 61—66, 61, 62, 
66, and 67. The quires are signed with 
letters, but only as far as a* (fol. 118 a). 
Leaves are wanting after foil. 7, 9, 10, 21, 
22, 37, 44, 46, 51, 62, 66, 178, 186, and at 
the end of the volume. Each page is divided 
into two columns, of firom 26 to 42 lines. 
This volume is written in a good regular hand 
of the xi*^ or xii*^ cent., and contains — 

A large collection of Greek and Syrian 
Canons and Anthems for the festivals of the 

whole year. Title, fol. 3 b : rdisklcMa ^ 

f^ff^ : 1& K'isa f^bolK".! 1^ ^n 

K!iaia.i Kls^ .aiifikMX ^iie^n • ^u 

: f^iox^i k^i.iclm cqI^.! rd4*iaja9a rducu 

1. The Consecration or Dedication of the 
Church, Alxaok' f^hsx^ •x..iao.i -^*^^\ 
f^ii.icu» . Imperfect. Fol. 3 b. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias, f^itt^ 
f^i^%.i cDvaOfls.! • Imperfect. Eol. 10 a. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
f^boXf^ 3^.%Al.l cbvaOfls.! f^fitt^ * Pol. 14 a. 

4. The Commemoration of Barbara; im- 
perfect. Fol. 22 a. 

6. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 
f^.ioai9.i rCx*! j^car^is^^ Ij^n r^lfia^ • Fol. 
24 6. 

6. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth, r£i^ 



.^itAk" h\ol >*iM.i cb^ird».i . Imper- 
fect. Fol. 29 a. 

7. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
^a^cu.i cp.iioM.i ft^ft!>\ • Imperfect. Fol. 
31a. 

8. The Revelation of S. Joseph, -^^^\ 
J^fl9cu.i caiA\\.i . Imperfect. Fol. 37 a. 

9. The Nativity of our Lord, rd:i^^ 
K'^L.i rdbiiA K'.ifd^.i . Imperfect. Fol. 40 b. 

10. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, k'oAk' ^.iL.i coaaAoo A^.i f^fia^ • 
Imperfect. Fol. 59 b. 

11. The Massacre of the Innocents, f^tt^ 
K'.ioL-.i rcd^i.! . Imperfect. Fol. 66 b. 

12. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory, i^i^Mua rdiai^ l^.i rdflL^J^ 
•flDcuia\^i\^ ^oiWiflDr^a . Fol. 67 a. 

13. The Epiphany, fdb.ua K'.ird^.i rdm^ 
€0.1290:^X1 «^.i^.i CQ4JJ.1 Aud^aK" kScpoi^ • Fol. 
73 b. It includes the Commemoration of S. 
John the Baptist, tcooflaldo i:L..i rOaa^ 
rdA.i^\^ ^<u.i , fol. 87 b; and the Sunday 
after the Epiphany, 1^3 rt:aLXJ9.*u>.i f^fia^ 
f^lMJ3 , fol. 91 a, 

14. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple and the Commemoration of S. Si* 
meon, : i^ia^oaX ^.^«i cDiA:^^ i:L..i fdfisA^ 
rdafi» ^.o^Mx. 1^0 . Fol. 102 a. 

15. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma, 

Fol. 108 a. 

16. The Commemoration of Severus of 
Antioch, f^waf<lfi» >iM kUh*^ ^^.^^.1 rdxaft]^ 
^stuA^is^f^. Fol. 113 J. 

17. The Week of the prayer of Nineveh, 

f^iion^iui . Fol. 120 b. 

18. The Commemoration of Priests, r^jttif^ 
r^cQ&.i rdii^a.!^ . Fol. 129 a. 

19. The Commemoration of the Dead, 
f^.*uJLk..i f^iAciA f^^^fi^^ • ^ol. 133 a. 

20. Lent. — ^The first week, imperfect ; foL 
143 b. The Commemoration of Ephraim 
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perfect ; fol. 179 a. — ^The third week ; fol. 

3 ft.— The fourth week ; fol. 229 ft.— The 

;h week; fol. 267 ft. — ^The sixth week; 

. 283 a. 

21. The Commemoration of the forty 

trtyrs, rds^v K^.iciifi9 ^i\ niK^A^.i r^w^. 

1. 307 ft. 

32. The Resurrection of Lazarus, ft^fti\\ 

1. 317 a. 

23. Palm Sunday, w^n Tn.v>.i ^^ ^\ 
la^oK^:!. Pol. 323 ft. 
i4. Passion Week.— Monday, fol. 339 ft.— 
Bsday, fol. 342 ft.— Wednesday, fol. 346 ft. 
Thursday, fol. 349 ft ; including the order 
the Washing of Peet, k^Ai^z..! rdftbJ^, 
. 366 a, and the order of the Consecration 
the Chrism, ^.^ciosn jl.iglo.i Klfia.^ , fol. 
] a. — ^Priday, fol. 361 a\ including the 
er of the Adoration of the Cross, f<ii.i^.i 
iA^.i , fol. 372 ft. Imperfect. 
Additional canons, etc., have heen written 
three or four hands, on the margins, and 
some pages that were originally left blank, 
e of the writers, Theodore of Telia d'Ar- 
ius, has recorded his name on fol. 369 a : 

• •fSDCLlAfl^ir^.i fdlr^^ ^.i (sic) r^A-ifiafika 
)n fol. 1 a there is written the formal de- 
lation of a deacon, named Tuhannan bar 
hyaj by Ignatius, the metropolitan of 
usalem and of the Sea-coast, in the year 
)7, A.D. 1196.* 



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.>xsa >cDCuini.i f^«JivaAK'oQXK'^r^i\\oT. 

^^ojLfLs (sic) .a^ Ai*«io i\ K'^oi^ ^cu 
r^i\.*l.^iSi ciia ,\ i ¥ a ^a r^ iiix..i r^i.MK' 
•fSDa .... ^i^a f^aiajL*ia f<iin\o KUila^x 

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490 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 14, 339 — 341, 
476, and 483 — 490. The quires, signed with 
letters, were originally at least 52 in number 
(^, fol. 475 b) ; but leaves are now wanting 
both at the beginning and end, as well as 
after foU. 7, 14, 183, 341, 350, 475, and 482. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
jfrom 23 to 28 lines. This volume is written 
in a good, regular hand, of the latter part of 
the xii*^ cent., and contains — 

A large collection of Syrian Anthems and 
Greek Canons for the festivals of the whole 
year, as used in the church of Edessa. 
Title, fol. 1 b : ^-sn.i r^i.icukA Kl^^ojaaja 

rdiaiao Klft*iflLfi9 fdui^L.! (sic) ^i\i\9fcoi^ 
r^i\ai2aLabS«a r^huLAM iuxAat^ f^^ii-i» 

. fd^CD10f<X 

1. The Consecration of the Church, r^SftsS^ 
K"^.!^ .£.100.1 . Imperfect. Eol. 1 5. 

2. The Annimciationof the blessed Virgin, 
K'oiAK''^3il.i cbiaofls 1^.1 f^Jias\ . Imper- 
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FoL 10 h. 

4. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
^cui cDiiosn A^i f^fitt^ • FoL 15 a. 

5. The Commemoration of Barbara, f^fisaS^ 
f^iaia K'iuB^u r^^QoA 1^.1 . Eol. 20 b. 

6. The Revelation of S. Joseph, f^fiaa^ 
Asoo^n mli\^l:L..i • Eol. 26 d. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord, 1:l.9 f^sos\ 
^1 : ifti 11.1 ^.^i^.1 CD3L.1 r^x^.ia K'.ird^ 
>*i» K'^c^ • Fol. 31 a. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, k'oAk' di^L.! cbVi^oi A^.i f^fia^. 
Fol. 59 h. 

9. Another order of the Commemoration 

of the blessed Virgin, for the month of lyar, 
jsoQj^T^ : KbAK" di.iL.i cirnfti\nn A^.i rtSips^ 

rdui* VK^ oitttiks . Fol. 65 a. 

10. The Massacre of the Innocents, f^fip^ 

11. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory, rdxl'na r^^a^r^ Jl^.i tt^fti%\ 
•Jtocui4^i.\c , maiWimKla . Fol. 76 5. 

12. The Epiphany, fdb.ia r^^r^^s f^sips\ 
^^isQ.! cDi*p \ AufikOK^ KScpa4.i. Fol. 84 5. 

13. The Decollation of S. John the 'Rbp^- 
tist,f^.tsa^N2Q^cu.i ooabi AA1& A^.i ft^fti\\. 
Eol. 110 e». 

14. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 

K'.iaifi9.i . Eol. 116 a. 

15. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
T^nple, f^ia^cal «^2^3 cDiOU^JM A^.i t<fti\\. 
FoL 120 a. 

16. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma," 
f^flo^ia >iM u 1^9 f<s^s\. Fol. 128 a. 

17. The Commemoration of Severus, 

f^iMSLCL^if^n . Eol. 135 a. 

18. The Week of Nineveh, rdi.u^.i ^^^^a^ 
K'auA.i K'iuix. 1^.1 • Fol. 144 a. 

19. The Commemoration of the Righteous, 
Priests, Fathers, and Deacons, .t^tn \ \ 



287 



Dead, 



f^So\ ^uboc . Eol. 152 a. 

20. The Commemoration of the 
K':ui^ 1^.1 rdftL^ . Fol. 161 a. 

21. The Sunday of the Entrance into 
Lent, or the Sunday of Cana in (Milee, and 
the Commemoration of king Abgar, rtsips^ 

tCDiDK".! rd^l»i i^K" A^a . Eol. 168 a. 

22. The first week of Lent, imperfect, fol. 
174 a; the Commemoration of Ephraim and 
Theodore, fol. 183 6. — ^The second week, fol. 
189 *.— The third week, fol. 211 6.— The 
fourth week, fol. 223 a.— The fifth week, fol. 
238 a.— The sixth Sunday in Lent, fol. 250 h. 

23. The Commemoration of the forty 
Martyrs, r^Xftlia r^.icafl» ^^^ir^ A^.i ft^fti>\ . 
Eol. 255 a. 

24. The we^k preceding Palm Sunday, 
Kli&JLorfi K'AuuL A^.i fdiAi:^.! t'^^fiB^ • Eol. 
260 a. 

25. The Saturday of Lazarus, r^acu.! t^oi^ 
iw^.i cafiOAiOi A^.i K'AuuL.i • Fol. 272 6. 

26. Palm Sunday, "xZ rdaz9.i«»9 ^<sns^ 
rdi^JLoK".! . Fol. 277 a. 

27. Passion Week, feftiaB*.ia reiiax..! f^sips\ 
«^.o^K^ frttiT^i r<lADoi^ r^z*».i • — ^Monday, 
fol. 285 a\ Tuesday, fol. 289 a; Wednesday, 
fol. 292 a; Thursday, fol. 295 6; the Con- 
secration of the Chrism, •x-.icua.i KlttL^J^ 
.^^lOM , fol. 301 b ; the Washing of Feet, 
k^^K^Ll.!, fol. 307 a.— Friday, fol. 307 b\ 
twelve hymns by Cyril of Jerusalem, fol. 3106, 
r^sncua oaa ^i^aK^icn.! (sic) i^WIau.! 

the Adoration of the Cross, f^jk3.^fl».i 
K:a.Al-.i,fol. 314 a. — ^The Saturday of Annun- 
ciation, f<lAj».i K'i\i.afl9.i K'(&uu..l t'^^fia^ , fol. 
315 b. 

28. Easter Sunday, i^iTm it.i t^jibls^ 
^ai^.i coA>^i n:i .v^. Imperfect Eol. 
322 a. 

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i^mlAx. rd»oK^ . Eol. 382 b. 

30. The Ascension, «^«.i mn\oft»3 f^fipi^ 
f^iduA. Eol. 393 &. 

31. Penteoost, f^x^x^ f^nr^^n r^^-fia^ 
t\flf»nni\iffc:i, Eol. 400 &. 

32. The Ck)mmemoration of Aaxon the 
Solitary, f^.TMi^ ^^^icof^tisa :^a A^3 f^sps\. 
Eol. 411 a. 

33. The Eriday of Gold and the Oomme- 
moration of the Apostles, f^^oi^.i f^ifti^ 

Eol. 414 b. 

34. The Commemoration of S. Peter and 
S. Paul, »fiooi\& .1J3 f^MiAiL 1:l.9 rdfisi^ 
^fi^olo&a . Eol. 417 b. 

35. The Commemoration of the twelve 
Apostles, i^UmIiL ijtt^iii A:w9 ^^'f^ • Eol. 
424 a. 

36. The Commemoration of S. Thomas, 
rduulx. rdaoK'ii A^.i r^fiaf^ • Eol. 428 a. 

37. The Transfiguration of our Lord, 
A^.i ^.^3^.1 cpi\a».i .9k\waT» i:L.9 r^lm^ 
icxri^.i f^ia\ • Eol. 433 a. 

38. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin, 

Eol. 438 J. 

39. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

>.ia. Eol. 4415. 

40. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Evangelist, ft^\ftii\^of^ ^cu A^.i r^lfiaf^ • 
Eol. 457 b. 

41. The Eestival of the holy Cross, f<^lttift\ 
fdaA^l CD&1.1CLM AufikOK" r^x*.ia i^^f^^ A^.i 
rduioia. Eol. 460 5. 

42. The Commemoration of Cyriacus and 
his mother Julitta, >i-» .L^.i f<m \\ 
QaMf^t^2^cu.ia f^oojBb .itoaaAiao. Eol. 470 5. 

43. The Commemoration of Agrippas and 
those who suffered with him, 1:l..i f^Jf^ 

coMik. a.ioofipK's • Imperfect. Eol. 474 a. 

44. Imperfect orders of rogation and re- 
pentance. Eol. 476 a. 



On fol. 1 a, as well as on the margins of 
other leaves, additional canons, etc., have 
been written by later hands. 

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Paper, about 13 in. by 9, consisting of 98 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 87 — 98. The quires, 
signed with letters, seem to have been 
originally 20 in number, but the last eleven 
are very imperfect, leaves being wanting 
after foil. 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, and 95. 
Each page is divided into two colunms, of 
from 28 to 42 lines. This volume is written 
in a good regular hand of the xii*** or xiii*"* 
cent., and contains — 

A Tropologion or collection of Greek 
Canons and Syrian Anthems for the first 
half of the year. Title, fol. 1 b : i^bAi^ 90^ 

oiA&:i (do) f^ui^ Klft*Hafl9a •- ftlud* r^OAa^ 

• kAui. 

1. The Consecration of the Church. EoL 16. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Eol. 5 a. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Eol. 7 b. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Eol. 
11a. 

6. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Eol. 12 6. 

6. The Revelation of S. Joseph. Eol. 16 a. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord. Eol. 17 a. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. Eol. 26 J. 

9. The Massacre of the Innocents. Eol.28d. 

10. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory. Eol. 30 a. 

11. The Epiphany. Eol. 32 ft. Subscrip- 
tion, fol. 46 a : fdaoia ^..^^ ^^j^o^a >i^ 

• rd*cDiortb ft^ili\i^^ r^^X9 

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13. The Commemoration of S. Stephen, 
pol. 47 J. 

14. The Week of Nineveh. Fol. 50 a. 

15. The Presentation of onr Lord in the 
Temple and the Commemoration of S. Simeon. 
Fol. 51 J. 

16. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma. 
Fol. 54 h. 

17. Of Severus. Fol. 57 h. 

18. Of Priests. Fol. 60 h. 

19. Of king Ahgar. Fol. 62 J. 

20. The order of the miracle at Cana of 
Galilee, K'i\nT.i i<'<&«iosa.iii Ix..! t^soj^ 
f^xaui^ Kltsb ^oi& .aSlmx. %x . Fol. 65 b. 

21. The first week of Lent, fol. 67 a ; the 
Commemoration of Ephralm and Theodore, 
fol. 72 J.— The second week, fol. 74 a.— The 
third week, fol. 76 J.— The fourth week, fol. 
79 J.— The fifth week, foL 83 a. 

22. The Commemoration of the forty 
Hartyrs ; imperfect. Fol. 86 a. 

23. The Resurrection of Lazarus ; imper- 
fect. Fol. 88 a. 

24. Palm Sunday ; imperfect. Fol. 89 a. 
26. Passion Week ; very imperfect. Fol. 

91a. 

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315 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 5, 303, 304, and 
808 — 315. The quires, signed with letters, 
were originally at least 34 in number, but r^ 
is now entirely lost, and leaves are wanting 
after foil. 1, 2, 312, and 315. Each page is 
divided into two columns, of from 25 to 31 
lines. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand of the xiii*** cent, (with the 
exception of fol. 802, which is a somewhat 
later addition), and contains—^ 



A large collection of Canons and Anthems 
for the festivals of the whole year. 

1. The Annunciation of Zacharias; im- 
perfect. Pol. 1 a. 

2. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin; 
imperfect. Pol. 1 b. 

3. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth ; im- 
perfect. Pol. 3 a. 

4. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 5 ft. 

5. The Commemoration of Barbara, t^fiaftS^ 
f^iuioifiD k'ikIbikIb A^9 . PoL 9 ft. 

6. The Revelation of S. Joseph. Pol. 12 ft. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord. Pol. 16 ft. 

8. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, Kboli^ di^Ai.! cajjaAoo 1:l..i r^fift^ t 
Pol. 38 a. 

9. The Massacre of the Innocents. Pol. 
42 a. 

10. The Commemoration of Basil aad 
Gregory. Pol. 46 a. 

11. The Epiphany. Pol. 50 a. 

12. The first (second) Sunday after Epi- 
^any, i^.i rdASa.vo Kla&siui^ f^iBsaS^ 
>9^ f<.v»^ . Pol. 55 a. 

13. The third Sunday, f^AJrii:i f^axa.v»9. 
Pol. 59 a. 

14. The fourth Sunday. Pol. 63 a. 

15. The fifth Sunday. Pol. 66 ft. 

16. The sixth Sunday. Pol. 70 ft. 

17. TheDecoUationof S.John the Baptist. 
Pol. 76 a. 

18. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
Pol. 81 a. 

19. The Presentation and the Commemo- 
ration of S. Simeon, Pol. 85 a. 

20. The Commemoration of Bar-saimia, 

K^Mo^iaf >iM kIaa^^ r^ab.ia • Pol. 89 ft« 

21. Of Severus. Pol. 94 a. 

22. Of Priests, i^cq^s 
Pol. 98 a. 

23. Of the Dead, 
^rdia^. Pol. 102 ft. 

24. The order of the miracle at Cana of 

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. Pol. 104 J. 
107 6. — ^The Commemora- 
tnd Theodore, fol. 113 h. 
nemoration of the forty 
i3a. 
aunediately preceding Palm 

•ection of Lazarus of Beth- 

a. 

ay. Fol. 178 a. 
3ek. Fol. 184 6.— The Con- 
Chrism; fol. 199 6.— The 
inciation, r^i^i-afl^.i f<(KauL ; 

Tection, re^aJLo.! rifia^ 
t\*7i in.l f^(^.*u«ia Klnlii^ 
L9 . Fol. 213 a. 
ow) Sunday and the Com- 
S. Thomas, A^.i r<fn\\ 

Lsion of our Lord, r^lmf^ 
aioloflD.l f^juxn f^.*ird::k..i • 

or Whitsun Day, r^lmi^ 
'juxn rdaz9.<u>.1 . Fol. 263 a. 
emoration of Aaron, written 
3 volume and consequently 

3l. 269 e». 

lemoration of S. Peter and 

!1& r^xl*.!^ f^Mi\Ti.i Klfia.^ 

1. 269 a. 

^elve Apostles, l^.i r^lm^ 

ifiB:k.iii . Fol. 274 a. 

tmas, nls«aK^ii A^.i rdfioi^ 

^8 a. 

Irew, and of Cyriacus and 

tta, j^f<\\^f^ A^.i f^sos^ 



40. Of the Maccabees, f^.icafl» 1:l..i ft^m>\ 

c^uii . Fol. 286 a. 

41. The Transfiguration, K^rif^^i v*^^^^^^ 
loadi icl\^i AujiofV r^ft^\^.i f^Xft^iA • Pol. 
288 a. 

42. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 
f^bolK' ^3L.i oouox. 1:l..i ft^ft!'>\ • Fol. 292 a. 

43. The Encaenia of the Holy Cross, 

Fol. 300 6. 

44. The Commemoration of the 12,000 
Saints, r^i^rtf \j3oiJih\ x^auxji 1:l..i r<m\\. 
Imperfect. Fol. 307 a. 

46. Of Probus, Tarachus and Andronicus, 

[«409aa.]uai.\JK' [^nf»a ^ir^]. Imperfect. 
Fol. 310 b. 

46. An order for any Festival, [f^AiaJ^] 
[f^a]j-ai^ f^^rc^ JL&.1 . Very imperfect. 
Fol. 313 a. 

47. The Commemoration of any Martyr, 
K'.icafl» [r^»a]io .lo*.! w^flft>\. Imperfect. 
Fol. 313 h. 

48. Of any Ascetic, :um .L^.i -^ *^ ^\ 

Kb K:*ai:La rdK*.ia [rd»]aia • Very 

imperfect. Fol. 315 h. 

A reader, called Teshua' bar Gabriel, has 
recorded his name oh foil. 54 a and 104 b : 

[Add. 14,696.] 

CCCXLV. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 5^, consisting of 
174 leaves. The quires are without signa- 
tures. There are from 13 to 17 lines in each 
page. This volume is written in a rather 
inelegant hand of the xiii**^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

Greek and Syriac canons for the first half 
of the year. Title, fol. 8 a : t^\ ■ ti .i-i-a 

:u» f^x*.%A kImoid f^i^so r^bf^9 r^d4C9ar£3 



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rdlOia •aoii^.l ^xxsn ODi-aflo Aj^.i ftbArC" 

1. The Consecration of the Church, jL.iaa.i 
f^<^.T:k. • Pol. 8 a. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. FoL 
2Sa. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Fol. 31 *. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Fol. 42 b. 

5. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Fol. 51 b. 

6. The Oonunemoration of Barbara, f^iaa^ 
f^iuioafl» rt^vsvs Aj^.i . Fol. 59 a. 

7. The Revelation of S. Joseph. Fol. 65 b. 

8. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 72 b. 

9. The Pttdses of the blessed Virgin, 
rdciAr^ *^JlL.i enuAAoa Aj^.i Klfii^ . Fol. 81 a. 

10. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol. 
88 ft. 

11. The Commemoration of Basil and 
Gregory, and the Circumcision of our 
Lord, jDoCuM^Saep i^A&Sm Aj^.1 tt^fti %\ 

Fol. 95 a. 

12. The Epiphany, co.i ^n\, Aj^.i Klisas^ 
.,^^:i . Fol. 106 a. 

13. The Decollation of S. John the 
Baptist. Fol. 117 a. 

14. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
Fol. 126 a. 

15. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. Fol. 133 a. 

16. The Commemoration of Bar-sauma, 

Fol. 142 a. 

17. The Commemoration of Severus,rdflfta^ 
f^i«i\& rfh^or^ »i» 1^.1 . Fol. 160 b. 

18. The Sunday of the Commemoration 
of Priests, fdlaa^.l •Sia.l-M.l ftl&ftS^ • Fol. 
159 ft. 

19. The Commemoration of the Dead, 
^Klio^^rf.i.xiaLi Klfit^. Fol. 167 a. 

The name of the scribe Teshua' (bar 
Phetion) appears on fol. 125 a, Aj^ oX^ 
r^n ^cua •Jk.ozft rdj2l^ ^iu «\iJap9i 



r^l^io r^lLM.i ; and again on fol. 142 a. 

See Add. 14,712. 

With regard to the fly-leaves of IMs 
volume, the following observations may 
suffice. Foil. 1 and 2 contain a list of 
Syriac words, arranged alphabetically in 
columns from ^ to ^. Foil. 3, 4, 5, and 
174, exhibit mere trials of the pen in Syriac 
and Coptic. Fol. 6, much soiled and torn, 
is a leaf from a Coptic service-book of the 
xiii*^ cent. Foil. 7 and 172 are covered with 
columns of Coptic arithmetical figures ; and 
fol. 173 b contains two or three lines of 
Coptic writing. 

[Add. 17,243.] 

CCCXLVI. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 5:^, consisting of 111 
leaves, the first of which is slightly stained 
and torn. The quires are without signa- 
tures. A leaf is wanting after fol. 5. There 
are from 13 to 16 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a rather inelegant hand 
of the xiii*^ cent., and contains — 

Greek and Syrian Canons for the second 
half of the year. 

1. The Resurrection, arranged according 
to the eight tones: rfcoAr^ .i-4-a ^^[aAi] 
fdiXM^ia (sic) ^'isaii:d8.i [i^dia ^us^] 

f<i^i 

a. First tone, r^Msnnn rdfii^; imperfect. 
Fol. 1 a. 

b. Second tone. Fol. 8 b. 

c. Third tone. Fol. 19 a. 

d. Fourth tone. Fol. 27 a. 

e. Fifth tone. Fd. 35 a. 

f. Sixth t<me. Fol. 44 a. 

g. Seventh tone. Fol. 51 a. 
h. Eighth tone. Fol. 57 b. 

2. New {or Low) Sunday, Aa.si f<SBLs\ 
rt"^.!*! f^LajLa.v» • Fol. 66 b. 

3. The Ascension. Fol. 73 b. 

4. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fed. 81 b. 

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FoL 89 contains ^.^^^ iMf^ksM f^lsas\ 
f^!flkifiL9 >4fl» ; imperfect. 

6. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 
. >*i2Q f^oAr^ iuii^s cokiai. Jl^si r^i^aa^ 
Pol. 91 a. 

6. The Encaenia of the holy Cross, f<!fiflA\ 
f^:ii:^ fdAftl^i Klu^dcoift^ . Fol. 99 b. 

The name of the scribe is recorded on foil. 
27 a and 66 a, and more folly on fol. 51 a, 
Yeshua' bar Fhetion : •Jk.cuu \v»n A^ e\^ 

Fol. 109 b contains part of a prayer for 
the Commemoration of Bar-sauma, written 
in a rude hand of later date. 

Foil. 110 and 111 contain part of the 
Anaphora of Dionysius bar Salibi, bishop of 
Amid, written in a fear hand of the xiii*^ 
cent.: •fi^flUMoacus %%sm :i.d9 r^oAi^f^ 



[Add. 14;712.] 



• »aA^ 



cccxLvn. 

Vellum, about 6| in. by 4|, consisting of 
40 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 19, 20, 27—32, 36 
and 37. The quires are signed with letters. 
Leayes are wanting at the beginning and 
end, as well as after foil. 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 
32, 33 and 39. There are from 23 to 27 lines 
in each page. This yolume is written in a 
neat, regular hand of the ix*^ or x*** cent., 
and contains — 

A collection of Greek canons for various 
occasions; viz. 

1. The Ascension, f^Jalason . Fol. 1 a. 

2. Pentecost, r^:3|^Aoiai fdaB».\A rf :ir^:k.9i • 
Fol. 3 a. 

3. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, r^oAt^ ^.%L.i r^au.\A r^.ir^:k..i ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 6 a. 

4. The holy Cross, f^jL^xn rt^itl^i 
KlaA^:i ; imperfect. Fol. 9 a. 



6. The blessed Virgin and Confessors, ^Aaoo 
f^oAr^ iuiL.i f^Qoar^si (altered into i^ujaao) 
and f<li*90jao.i (i^Jlaoo) ^AacLa . Fol. 10 a. 

6. Canons with the heading Kliaiasi Klfis^ 
^198 ^*atsoiian:i , arranged according to the 
tones {jDoGAsr^. Some of them are entitled 
^Afl»r^ (^fio^). Imperfect. Fol. 10 b. 

7. Canons for the Passion, Crucifixion, 
and Resurrection, arranged according to the 
tones ; very imperfect. Many of the rubrics 
are omitted. Fol. 21 a. 

8. The holy Church, rdx^xA r^oxa 
r^iui^ »^iM9i ; imperfect. Fol. 27 a. 

9. The holy Cross, r^.iKLk.9 rdjoxa 
f^^A^ txsnn f^JE*3^ ; imperfect. FoL 28 a. 

10. The Epiphany, .ADaif^ja 
f^iij.i:i r^XMxn t^^r^^k^.! . Fol. 34 a. 

11. New (or Low) Sunday: 
f<hi%M f<i¥n:u»ai . Fol. 36 a. 

12. The Commemoration of Severus, r^au 
r^iof^lflv »iM9 ; imperfect. Fol. 38 b. 

The greater part of the writing on foL 40 5 
has been erased. 

On the margin of fol. 5 a there is a note, 
stating that this book was presented to the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara by the patriarch 
Abraham*, in the time of the abbat Saliba: 

[Add. 14,513.] 



CCCXLVIIL 

Two vellum leaves, about 6J in. by 4^, 
the first of which is much torn. There 
are from 24 to 27 lines in each paga They 
belonged to a neatly written manuscript of 



* Abraham (or Ephraim) was patriaroh of Alexandria 
from A.D. 977 to 981. See Benaudot» Hist Patriarch. 
Alexandr. Jacob., p. 366; Le Quien, Or. Christ., t. iL, 
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the iz*** or x^^ cent., coiitaiiung Greek 
canons, perhaps Add. 14,513. 

[Add. 14,523, foU. 36 and 37.] 

CCCXLIX. 

Twenty-two vellmn leaves, about 6^ in. by 
4f , belonging to a neatly written mannscript 
of the ix*^ or x*^ cent. The quires are 
signed with letters, and there are from 17 to 
21 lines in each page. They contain — 

Greek canons for the Resurrection, 
f^ieaaA.1 r^oia , arranged according to the 
eight tones. Not a single one, however, is 
perfect. 

[Add. 14,523, foU. 14—35.] 



CCCL. 

Vellum, about 6| in. by 4f , consisting of 
189 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 12, 13, 16, 17, 
58—61, 188 and 189. The quires, partially 
signed with letters, are about 18 in number. 
Leaves are wanting at the beginning and 
end, as well as after fol. 9 ;* and the greatest 
part of fol. 59 has been torn away. There 
are from 12 to 18 lines in each page. This 
manuscript, which is palimpsest throughout, 
is written in a neat, regular hand, apparently 
of the x*^ cent., and comprises — 

Two collections of Greek canons. 

I, Foil. 1 — 61. Canons for several occa- 
sions; viz. 

1. Canons for the Eesurrection, arranged 
according to the eight tones ; title and com- 
mencement wanting. Pol. 1 a. 

2. A canon for the commemoration of Mar 
George, on the 23* of Nisan, 
r^^^a ^inft\ n , in i V JQ^ (sic) 
(sic) ^iftiiin • Pol. 38 a. 



The missing leaf is fol. 38 of Add. 14,623. 



3. Canons for the Sundays in Lent, ar- 
ranged according to the eight tones ; KliaUi 
f^lsoa^.i f^iTn.i^.t . Pol. 41 h. 

These are followed by — 

a. A kathisma of the blessed Virgin, •ao^ 

•JLG r^^a^r^.1 r^mnT t^iAxsn %s\ • Pol, 
58 a. 

h. A morning prayer for Lent, •ao^ 
•SkSox. . r^AXooD I ja r^i-^^.^ f^lsoa^.i r^^A^j» 

Xo t^ol^ r±^xsn. Imperfect. Pol. 58 h. 

c. Troparia, to be used at the diurnal 
hours of prayer ; viz. terce (^a:^ ^^)$ s©xt 
(f<:»cu.i cQ^&), and none (^i^JekS.^), en* 
titled : r^^oX^ (sic) ^tmKm.! ^i^oi^ 

r^:M.M«r^.i . Pol. 60 a. 

d. A short hymn to the blessed Virgin, 
written by a different hand. Pol. 61 b. 

II. Poll. 62—189. A collection of Canons 
for the festivals of the whole year, according 
to the Mesopotamian use : r^.il:k..i r^cofi 

1. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
Pol. 62 a. 

2. The Nativity. Pol. 66 b. 

3. The Epiphany. Pol. 73 a. 

4. S. John the Baptist. Pol. 79 *. 

5. The Porty Martyrs. Pol. 83 a. 

6. Palm Sunday, rdL^JLar^n . PoL 84 b. 

7. S. Simeon and the Presentation. Pol. 
91a. 

8. New Sunday and S. Thomas. Pol. 96 b. 

9. The Ascension. Pol. 102 a. 

10. Pentecost, f^\ ft»n n ■ \ i 91.1 • PoL 
106 *. 

11. Antony, ja^n iio\if^ KLai^ . PoL 
113 a. 

12. S. Stephen. Pol. 117 b. 

13. Severus, i^se^^^ t^iioi^to >iM.i . PqL 
124 b. 

14. Any one saint, r^.icDa^ A^ y^^n 
^i\sn^ aeon Klii.ftr^ t^ix^xnn t PoL 131 b. 

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eased Virgin, i^oAr^ ^.t1^.i . 

Tabor (the Traasfiguration), 
Fol. 147 b. 
\j Cross, f< n ■ V^.i r^.ifd^i . 

cease of the blessed Virgin, in 
lAr^ ^.tJLk:! f^.via^.i . Pol. 

iartyrs in common, r^oQfl»:i 

^1. 163 h. 

ad, r^.vi^.i . EoL 168 a. 

8 for Lent and penitential 

I'ol. 172 b. 

arion, ^isioO^ , beginning : 
liLa >:k. :usik, written by a later 
81 J. 

of the r^Aukiix.^ or canticles, 
odes that compose a canon are 



I of Hannah, ia^ 



Eol. 



of Habakknk, >^\ ^ t, i^LftisQ . 

of Isaiah, v^ iiaredK?^ oSki 

. Eol. 185 b. \ 

of Jonah, r^i^oX ^i-a or 
^. Eol. 186 ft. 
• of the three Children, part i., 

EoL 187 b. 

of the three Children, part ii., 

. EoL 187*. 

she on the forty Martyrs, 

Imperfect. FoL 188 b. 

1 a there is a note, in a later 
that this book was presented 
t of S. Mary Deipara by a monk 
sauma. i^co i^jaiujk i ^ " 
tiL iua.i r^ift.iX KIaICU Klidla.i 

1.1 K!icuift.ia f^iiufl9 ^coJu-fLja 






•:• f^oiA f^lzJr^ V9 ore" .Jkiai »Wi*V? 

This volume is palimpsest throughout, 
being written on parts of no less than four 
older manuscripts. 

1. EoU. 1—8, 11—30, 35—44, and 46—49. 
Leaves from a manuscript, written in three 
columns (e.g. foL 8), in a small, elegant 
Estrangela, apparently of the vi*^ cent. 
The contents cannot be stated with certainty, 
as the rubrics are almost entirely eflEaced; 
but it seems to have been a volume of 
rc'AL^cLo*^ or Demonstrations from the 
Eathers ; e.g. fol. 7 a^ AJud [i^] .90^0, and 
again •fivoL^aa fdaB».va.i ^liui r<!da^Jia^ 
f^nT.n^ ^ ; fol. 13 a, r^r^:i-a:i 

• ••••. .ftiiViftii 

2. Foil. 9, 10, 31—34, and 45. Leaves 
from another manuscript, written in two 
columns, in a fine Estrangela of the vi*^ or 
vii'^ cent. On fol. 9 h there is still visible 
a running title, apparently iuas f^!z.i.Tsn 

3. FoU. 50—136, 139—157, 160—187, 
and 189. Leaves from a manuscript, written 
in a good, regular Estrangela of the vii*^ 
cent. They evidently belonged to one of 
the ordinary Sacerdotals, comprising ana- 
phoras, prayers, etc. The rubrics have, 
unfortunately, invariably disappeared. 

4. Eoll. 137, 138, 158, 159, and 188. 
Leaves from a manuscript of about the viii*** 
cent. The contents seem to be similar to 
those of no* 3. 

[Add. 17,135.] 

CCCLI. 

A vellum leaf, belonging to Add. 17,135, 
in which it should be placed after fol. 9. 
It is palimpsest. 

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CCCLII. 

Four vellum leaves, about 7 in. by 5, with 
from 20 to 23 lines in each page. They 
contain a canon for the Annunciation of 
Zacharias, rtL-»i-^i.i r^i nA rf».i kIiclxo 
r^%rc^%$, written in a good, current hand of 
the x'^ cent. 

On the verso of the fourth leaf there is a 
note, stating that the volume of canons, of 
which this formed part, was presented to the 
content of S. Mary Deipara by the patriarch 
Abraham (or Ephraim), when SaEba was 
abbat, between A.D. 977 and 981. »coa^r^ 

^.1 ml ^T■ f^xfticua» (sic) r<v».^:i rt^coAr^ 
[Add, 14,667, foU. 60—63.] 

cccLin. 

Five vellum leaves, about 6f in. by 5, 
much stained and soiled. There are from 
23 to 25 lines in each page. The writing is 
good and regular, apparently of the x*^ cent. 
The contents are Greek canons. 

[Add. 14,667, foil. 65—69.] 

CCCLIV. 

Vellum, about 5f in. by 4f , consisting of 
60 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 3, 18, and 60. 
The quires, signed with letters, are six in 
number, the last being imperfect. Each 
page has from 13 to 17 lines. This volume, 
which is palimpsest throughout, is written 
in a good hand of the xi**^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

Greek canons for the following occasions. 

1. The Eesurrection, : K!aa^iM r^oolr^ ^oza 



^f<!M.\A . f^hcaOAnn f^^^i» r^Olo ^Ua^ 
KLai rdazj3.v».^ , arranged according to the 
eight tones. Fol. lb. 

2. New Sunday and S. Thomas, t^Ats-Mx.^ 

Fol. 45 b. 

3. The Ascension, oa.alcua».i r^^Lxsn^ifs 
cau»fiAx. h\c\ . KIaJmA «.^n^.i • Pol. 48 b. 

4. Pentecost, fir\dt»on\t9fc Aa,.t . Pol. 61 a. 

5. The holy Gross, r^.iKLk.3 f^^ua^juk 
rdAA^.i . Pol. 55 b. 

This volume is palimpsest throughout, 
being made up of parts of three manuscripts. 

1. Poll. 35 — 40. Six leaves from a Syriac 
manuscript of about the ix*^ cent.; neatly 
written, but so much effaced that the con- 
tents can no longer be ascertained. 

2. Poll. 52—60. Nine leaves from a 
Syriac manuscript of the vi*^ or vii*^ cent., 
written in a large Estrangela. So completely 
has the ancient writing been erased that it 
is visible only on foil. 54 a and 57 b. 

3. PoU. 1—34 and 41—51. Portions of 

an Arabic manuscript, written in a good, 

legible hand of the iv*^ cent, of the Higra 

(probably about A.D. 950). The contents 

appear to have been chiefly Mohammedan 

forms of prayer ; e.g. fol. 2 a, ^U^. U^jU l>ytU tj 

^^ 
t^j^ia)! ; fol. 4 «, 4^ JJ^ ^Ic (j-iVl oiali»y ; fol. 14 i, 

Ua-SI cw^ b ^yi ^^ I.; fol. 48 J, Jb ^ 

JI ^^ jlr* ^ (?) ViJ;bj jlr* Jl ^i .^ 
t 

. . . .Ajo\jS <u«« ; etc. 

[Add. 17,138.] 



CCCLY. 

A vellum leaf, 7 J in. by 9|, slightly stained. 
It is the last leaf of a manuscript, written 
in a good, regular hand, and dated A. Gr. 
1412, A.D. 1101, containing Greek canons 
for different occasions. 

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that the manuscript was transcribed for the 
priest Bar-sauma and the deacon Isaac, 
monks of the convent of S. Mary Deipara. 

• f^JLAH ft^TaTn rd«v».i . r^L^o^^a ^la 
r^^CLA^^a tt^i\\\ fiT.o f^^A \ I ft tin 



^,,omi\\, v<^^ f^ijs9 A& • f<ft M f^Lfti*.! 

[Add. 17,213, fol. 20.] 

CCCLVI. 

Six paper leaves, about 6^ in. by 5, num- 
bered with Coptic arithmetical figures from 
ttS\r (183) to ! tD b (188). There are 
from 18 to 20 lines in each page. They are 
written in a good hand of the xiii*^ cent., 
and contain Greek canons of the 3*, 4*^ and 
B*** tones. 

[Add. 17,272, foU. 100—106.] 

CCCLVII. 

Three paper leaves, slightly torn, about 

9J in. by 6, written in a fair hand of the 

xiii*^ cent., with 20 or 21 lines in each page, 

and containing fragments of Greek canons. 

[Add. 14,736, foU. 53—55.] 

CCCLVIIL 

Paper, about 7^ in. by 5^, consisting of 77 
leaves, a few of which are more or less torn. 



especiallyfoll.7, 8,and68— 77. The quires, 
signed with letters, were at least 11 in 
number ; but the first four are very imper- 
fect, there being large lacunae after foil. 9 
and 7. There are from 15 to 28 lines in 
each page. This volume is written in a 
current hand of the ziii^ or xiv^ cent., and 
contains — 

Gathismata, rdaaj^*^rda or rtsnj^hi^ 
{KadUrfMTa)^ and other hymns, for various 
festivals. 

1. The Dedication of the Church, ^oais 
r^k%^; imperfect. Pol. 1 a. — r<nTni» 
r^iu^flu»:i f^LMjam^n , fol. 1 a; ^i^ f<i¥n.v» , 
fol. 2 b; r^iA*^ f^iw-irut, fol. 4 b. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias ; a mere 
fragment, Pol. 7 a. 

3. The Epiphany; very imperfect. PoL 
8 a. 

4. The Encomium of S. John the Baptist, 
^cu:i mfti\n n.i f<flnm\|| with t^iuJLa 
1^:1^90^91 . Pol. 10 a. 

5. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple. Pol. 17 a. 

6. The Past of Nineveh, i^oa^s rdMsoi. 
f^aiu:i . Pol. 21 b. 

7. The Priday of Priests, rr^fti^\ 
fdJoa^.i f^iiaai^i . Pol. 21 b» 

8. The Priday of the Dead, r£jfL^ 
ft'iui^.i r^iisoi^:! . Pol. 23 b. 

9. The Priday of Strangers, f<m\)^ 
Klufialkr<:i r^iiaaii^.1 . Pol. 28 a. 

10. Lent, concluding with the comme- 
moration of the forty Martyrs of Sebaste 
(f<i\mim) and f^ieocu.i fdi:k»':Uico i^Maoi. 
rcsnck^n i^ImmJL . Pol. 28 b. 

11. Pahn Sunday. Pol. 33 b. 

12. Passion Week. Pol. 35 b. On foL 38 a 
commence troparia, which are ascribed to 
Cyril of Jerusalem, ^^-i - ** ^ i r^cuAai^L 

13. Easter Sunday, f^si '^ ^ •^i uj 
r^AcflUA.! • Pol. 44 b. 

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(sic) f^2^3 f^MJsmx^ f<*iTnii»3 w^m\\ • 
FoL 46 a. 

15. New (Low) Sunday. PoL 48 a. 

16. The second order or tone of the Re- 
surrection, r^AcflUA.! r^iui*iAi rt^iiua, and 
the subsequent tones. FoL 50 a. 

17. The Oommemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, r^^-^f l^.i rf oAr^ ;^.iL.i . Fol. 64 a. 

18. The Ascension. Pol. 65 b. 

19. Pentecost. PoL 67 *. 

20. The Commemoration of S. Thomas, 
PoL 70 a. 

21. The Transfiguration of our Lord, 

los^. PoL 71 ft. 

22. The Obsequies of the blessed Virgin, 

f^oolr^ ^lL:i oiftSkO:^:! [rdfii^] 

^rdLa . PoL 73 a. 

23. The Invention of the Cross, i^lJttjO^ 
i^^aaiA f^aA^.i coiuiL^r^:i; imperfect at 
the end. Pol. 76 a. 

[Add. 17,252.] 

CCGLIX. 

Six paper leaves, about 6| in. by 4|, the 
last two of which are much stained and 
torn. There are 17 lines in each page. The 
writing is good and regular, of the xii*^ or 
xiii**^ cent. These are fragments of a Service- 
book, containing f^HxM and r^i^^ • 

[Add. 14,737, foil. 65—70.] 

CCCLX. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 5, consisting of 129 
leaves, a few of which are more or less stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 77, 78, 86, 87, 
108, 109, and 116— 118, The quires, signed 
with letters, were about 15 in number. 
Leaves are now missing after foil. 59, 67, 
108, 116, 118, 128, and 129. There are from 
17 to 24 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a neat, regular character, 
apparently by two persons (foil. 1 — 31,. and 



foil. 32 — 129), and belongs to the xii*** or 
xiii*^ cent. Greek and Syriac vowels are 
occasionally added. It contaias — 

Services for the festivals of the whole year, 
consisting of r^icuM r^oX^ , ^^^aaSoaiA , 
f^iiM, rdLaojB or f^i\^, and rA\c\^ 

1. The Consecration of the Church, f<!fiflA\ 
KUl'^icua^.! • Pol. 1 a. 

m 

2. TheAnnunciationofZacharias. Pol. 10 a. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Pol. 13 a. 

4. The Visit of Mary to EKsabeth. Pol. 
17*. 

5. The Birth of S. John the Baptist. Pol. 
21a. 

6. The Revelation of S.Joseph. PoL 25 a. 

7. The Massacre of the Innocents. Pol. 
28*. 

8. The Nativity of our Lord. Pol. 32 a. 

9. The Epiphany. Pol. 43 b. 

10. The Decollation of S. John the Baptist. 
Pol. 48 a. 

11. The Commemoration of S. Stephen. 
PoL 50 a. 

12. The Presentation of our Lord in the 
Temple, i^Jla^oA «.^i».i coAiaflan.!. Pol. 52 b. 

13. The Commemoration of Basil and 
(Gregory ; imperfect. Pol. 57 a. Some 
prayers for the commemoration of any 
one Saint, rdsncoa n^^ are interposed, 
fol. 58 b. 

14. The order of Cana of Galilee, rda\al. 
PoL 62 a. 

15. Lent ; imperfect. Pol. 63 a. 

16. The Conmiemoration of the seven 
Youths of Ephesus ; imperfect. Pol. 68 a. 

17. The Miracles of our Lord. Pol. 69 b. 

18. The Annunciation of the blessed 
Virgin, r^ioAr^ ^.%L.i ooi^OfiaA . Pol. 72 b. 

19. The Miracles ; imperfect. PoL 76 b. 

20. The Resurrection of our Lord. Pol. 
79 6. 

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22. The Ascension of our Lord. Fol. 87 a. 

23. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fol. 91 b. 

24. The Commemoration of any one Saint, 
rdsnoio »Ma i^flaa!!^ . Eol. 96 a. 

, 26. The Transfiguration, ioa^ to!^ . 
Eol. 99 a. 

26. The holy Cross. Eol. 101 a. 

27. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

rdarAfC ^sJu.l ciaUCuA . EoL 103 a. 

28. The Commemoration of the Apostles. 
Eol. 105 a. 

29. Of Priests, rOmA:i K:aBa2^ ; imper- 
fect. Eol. 107 b. 

30. Of S. Peter and S. Paul ; imperfect. 
Eol. 109 a. 

31. Of S. Thomas. Eol. 110 a. 

32. Of Bar-sauma. Eol. 113 b. 

33. Of Eliaa; imperfect. Fol. 116 J. 

34). Of Simeon Stylites, ..o^sas. ,iaal 
caio^^K'.i ; imperfect. EoL 117 b. 

35. Of Monks; imperfect. Fol. 119 a. 

36. Of any one Saint, i^soaxo »m\ . Eol. 
121a. 

37. Of the blessed Virgin, rebalf^ kUA 
>.isa . Fol. 122 b. 

38. Of the Dead, rfsuaA . Eol. 125 b. 

39. Of the Martyrs, f^icnaA . Eol. 127 b. 
4>0. Of the blessed Virgin, Kba^r^ AolA ; 

imperfect. EoL 128 b. 
41. Various prayers. 

a. For a sick person ; imperfect. Eol. 129 a. 

b. When a priest enters a house, f^'^ol^ 

Fol. 129 a. 

c. For a child, pCvax. A^ rf^ol^ . Eol. 
129 a. 

d. For one who has broken his oath and 
repents, r^iapcisn 1:^ 
^f^o . FoL 129 a. 

e. Over a vessel in which any unclean 
thing has been drowned, 1.^ r^Aul^ 
f<V^aa!^ ^.%s« COS! Aiuiea.'i . Eol. 129 b. 

f. For one setting out on a journey, A^ 
«<9ot .ft^^o f^ttiords jautn ^ ; imperfect. 
FoL 129 b. [Add. 17,271.] 



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Paper, about 6| in. by 5, consisting of 
25 leaves, and made up of fragments of three 
manuscripts of the xiii'** cent. (Add. 17,272> 
foil. 75—99). The contents are- 
Services for various festivals, comprising 

f^lsnhidu ; viz. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 76 a. 

2. The Epiphajiy, r^x^xo f^xsQ:^n r^Ms\. 
Pol. 78 a. 

3. The Miracles. Pol. 81 a. 

4. Palm Sunday. Pol. 83 a. 

5. Passion Week, «^u9:i rd^ai^ ftSs^s « 
Fol. 88 b. 

6. The B/Csurrection and Ascension ; im- 
perfect. Pol. 91 a. 

7. The holy Cross. Fol. 92 a. 

8. The Eesurrection. Pol. 93 b. 

9. The Ascension. Pol. 96 a. 

10. Pentecost ; imperfect. Fol. 97 a. 

[Add. 17,272, foil. 75—99.] 

CCCLXIL 

A paper leaf, 13 in. by 9|, much torn. 
The pages are divided into two columns of 
28 lines. The writing is good and regular, 
of the xiii*^ cent. It contains portions of 
services for — 

1. The Commemoration of Basil and Gre- 
gory, ax. 9^^i^ i^liftLsQ Aj^.i itl&ft^ • 

2. The Epiphany, l^.i rdflo^ .ao^ 

. .Am:! cpt*^\ Au&or^ oxmj:!.! rdabiia r^nf^:^ 
The division of the services is : f^(&icA^ , 
^..o^oiA , f^i.u» , «^i\^ » £md rtfan^cu* . 

[Add. 17,224, fol. 18.] 



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aaid' torn, especially foil. 1—12, 51, 66, 67, 
114—119, 127, 128, and 163—155. The 
iquires, signed with letters, were at least 16 
in number, but the first two are lost, and 
the third and last are imperfect. There are 
iErom 14 to 18 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in an inelegant hand of 
^e xiii*** cent., and contains^ 

Services for different occasions, consisting 
usually of an introductory prayer, r^i^oX^ 
Klftiai..!, a prooemium, a sedra, a r^i^al^ 
r^iA&.i or f^%V^ } and a concluding prayer, 

1. A small fragment of the commemora- 
tion of a Saint. Fol. la. 
. 2. The Commemoration of Isaiah of 
Aleppo, KLaaXm f<M:LX.f^ txsn l^:i f^Ms\ ; 
imperfect. Fol. 2 a. 

3. TheCommemorationofMaxAha,f<:fift^ 
f<U»r^ tisn fds».%A 1^.1 . Fol. 9 a. 

4. Passion Week ; viz. 

a. Monday, r<lau»:i f<^m ^i^i. FoL 
14 a. 

b. Tuesday, «^diai laM tt^irn t^iA^i 
rCau»n . Fol. 44 b. 

e. Wednesday, KLk.ai3 tt^irn rd&jair^s. 
Fol. 59 a. 

d. Thursday, r^M^.! n^n ti i^xsom.! . 
Fol. 74 a. — ^The order of the Washing of 
Feet, fV&i^^ rdttA^ . Fol. 100 b. 

e. Friday, r^^cL&Aai.i r^iksi «^diaaii^.i • 
Fol. 104 a.— f^.vi^.i rrtoito , fol. 139 * j the 
Adoration of the Cross, k1aa\^.i f^<^.i.^.i , 
fol. 141*. 

/. Saturday, f^<^vu».i «^diai rf^iajL.^; 
imperfect. Fol. 146 a. 

One leaf in this volume, viz. fol. 140, is 
vellum and palimpsest. The more ancient 
text, now almost wholly illegible, is written 
in the Palestinian character. 

[Add. 14,718.] 

CCCLXIV. 

Paper, about 12f in. by 8|, consisting of 



222 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 31, 59, 68, 96, 107, 
118, 221, and 222. The quires, signed with 
letters, were originally 24 in number, but 
the first two have been lost. A single leaf 
is wanting after fol. 31, and another after 
fol. 168 ; and nearly the whole of fol. 145 
has been torn out. Each page is divided 
into two columns of 25 lines. This manu- 
script is written, by two persons, in a neat, 
regular character, with numerous (Jreek 
vowels (y ^ X p r it w). Syriac vowels and the 
points rukkakh and kmhshdi are more rare. 
It is dated A. Gr. 1795, A.D. 1484, and 
contains — 

Services for various Feasts, Saints' Days, 
etc. A full service comprises t^^oA^) 

«^a^ai-& , f^ixsof f^^\:L^ , and f<!»^cu» • 

1. The Resurrection, in eight orders. 

a. First order ; wanting. 

b. Second order ; imperfect at the begin- 
ning. Fol. 1 a. 

c. Third order, r^Aoua.! Kl*^^ tt^fti>\ • 
Fol. 2 J. 

d. Fourth order. Fol. 10 J. 

e. Fifth order. Fol. 16 *. 

/. Sixth order; imperfect at the end. 
Fol. 25 a. 

g. Seventh order ; imperfect at the begin- 
ning. Fol. 32 a. 

A. Eighth order. Fol. 40 J. 

2. New {or Low) Sunday, .i-m.i i^Lfti.^ 

f^hix^ rdaiLs; slightly imperfect. Fol. 51 a. 

3. The Ascension of our liord, f/fti^\ 
f^fc^ojtA .^^^ [caaloAD].!; slightly imper- 
fect. Fol. 59 a. 

4. Whitsun Day, >\ft>nni\i9fc . Fol. 68 *. 
On the margin of fol. 68 b we find the follow- 
ing note, relating to the service for the Friday 
of Gold : KLacD.1.1 f^Ai^oi^i f^fti>\ >»^a 

5. The Oonmiemoration 

QQ 2 



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Apostles, tt^uiiT, iflajk^idi JL^:i 
k^reio^. Pol. 77 o. 

6. The Commemoration of Addai or Thad- 

dsBTxa, rdjiJLx. >9f^ ti-SQ 1^ . FoL 83 a. 

7. The Commemoration of Maearius, Bi- 
shoi or Pisoes, John the Less^ Maximns, and 

Domitius : >cuua KLaKb ^Muv^ i^ar^ A;w 






Fol. 85 b. 

8. ^e Transfiguration of our Lord, «*^^|^ 
f^l^nr^r^n. Fol. 87 d. 

9. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

. >*i2Q r^loAr^ l^iL.i oauai. A:k^ *^-^¥^^ 
Fol. 96 b. 

10. The Commemoration of Simeon Sty- 
lites, Mkc^Dof^n ^jx^rnt, txsn A;w:i f^^fia^ ; 

slightly imperfect. Fol. 105 6. 

11. The Invention of the holy Cross; inu 
perfect both at the beginning and the end. 
Fol. 107 b. 

12. The Commemoration of any one 
Ascetic, f^caSL.1 r^lsoaio .%^ A^:i f<^fti>\; 
slightly imperfect. Fol. 118 a. 

13. Of any one Martyr, reiaooia »a»3 ^^Lskla!^ 
rd«.icQito . Fol. 124 a. 

14. Of all Martyrs, rt'icoflp A^.i r^Jf^ 
k^Klio^. Fol. 131 a. 

15. Another service for the Commemora- 
tion of all Martyrs, but specially of such as 
Sergius and Bacchus; rdlAv»ir< r^lfia-aJ^ 

«^^^QAr^.ia . Fol. 137 b. 

16. The Commemoration of Isaiah of 

Aleppo, n^i*i\t > rdftejULr^ »iM.i f<lfia.a\; im- 

^^^^ • ^ 

perfect at the end. Fol. 143 a. 

17. Of Jacob of Batnae, ,iao.i rdtt.^ 
JLm »siAn\i ; imperfect at the beginning. 
Fol. 146 a. 

18. Of Mar Simeon and Mar Samuel of 



E^urtamin: tiaoo ^^jiyyit, $%sn 1^ f^\xm 
^^i^.i r^iMOA.:! l^r^oMx. . Fol. 148 b. 

19. Of Mar Gabriel of Kartamin, rdiiM^ 
r^iMflu^ JLr^isk\^»iM JLl^ • FoL 162 a. 

20. Of Antony, r^ar^ ^ Ajl^ *^^^!*^ 

P ^P Y 

jtoCUlOJLlrt'. Fol. 155 5. 

21. Of Mar Al^ia the ascetic, r^te^ 

P P P P Y ^ , 

kI^olL KUif^ »iM.i . Fol. 159 a. 

22. Of Fhiloxenus of Mabug, rdm^ 

r Y m^^ P^ ^P 

Fol. 161 a. 

23. Of Malchus, the nephew of Eugenius : 

X ^ Y 

. ^*\Of^ t\snn cDdiM ia f^:AJbiB »i.»3 f^-^^f^ 

Fol. 163 &. 

24. Of Febronia and other female martyrs, 

rt^^.icQfl» f^ib:i ; imperfect at the end. Fol. 
166 b. 

25. Of Elias the prophet, KLu^oit s rdfia^ 

rd^as r^r^ l^.i . Fol. 169 a. 

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26. Of G^eorge the martyr, t^iooito A^s 
^ttu\Jiard^,i» .V . Fol. 171 b. 

27. Of Mar Aaron, ^^^lair^ >iM m A^9 » 
Fol. 173 b. 

28. Of S. Peter and S. Paul, t^ix^i Jaji 
»j]»alAcif^a jtoaiS^f^:^ . f<>ii\t.i . Fol. 
180 a. 

29. Of S. Thomas, rdMiAx. r&Qai^ Iv^. 
Fol. 186 b. 

30. Of Cyriacus the martyr, S. Andrew 
the Apostle, and Abhai, bishop of Nicaea : 

Y Y 

r^^nftti^f^ Mjor^ tisna . Fol. 193 a. 

31. Of S. John the Evangelist, tisn Aj^.i 
f^\ftii\\iaft^o rduaix. ^cu • The sedra in 
this service is by Abraham of Chabur, as 
appears from the acrostic, fol. 202 a, ^coisr^ 
cQtt^ f^cisui.! f^v^ • Fol. 199 b. 

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sons, and their teacher Eleazar : »^isa Iwsi 
_;^^^^^ li^Af^a aiuaa kAomx. • The 
sedra is by Jacob (or Dionysius) bar Salibi, 
bishop of Amid : aqps • >aLA^i-aA ja^so 

3u.Mr^:i r^AAttu&r^ ^on\i • FoL 204 b. 
' 33. Of the martyrs Sergins and Bacchus, 

•TO f^ioMD jDoejL^a •fiftA\3^ 1^3. Pol. 207 a. 



34. Of the martyrs Agrippas and Lauren- 
tins, r^nco& >flgoi\iialo jtof<!ft^i\f^ Jl^.i 

X M X 

x& . EoL 211 b. 

35. Of the martyrs Barbara and Juliana, 

Fol. 214 b. 

36. Of the martyr Behnam : f^nma^ Ij^n 

f^u. ii^ xuL%ieo.i ocs rdiafl\. Fol. 2176. 

37. The Festival of the holy Cross, Aa..i 
f<^oiaa fdaB»3^ «^^^ • ^^e procemium 
(«fi9cu»ava) is by Abu Sa'id bar Sabuni: 
tJioa^ ia .ii\it>>n*if^ iJSQr^. Fol. 219 b. 

The colophon states that this book was 
written A. Gr..l795, A.D. 1484, in the con» 
vent of S. Mary Deipara. 

ftlas f^X^^jD re'coAr^.l o^A-ui Aj^ jxajtoa 



The writer of the latter portion (foil. 169 
— 222) does not mention his name. The 
former portion was written by one Jacob, as 
appears from the subscription on fol. 24 b : 



•:\'' 



r^Au» r^oolr^ « v^iiaA goLji* 



There are ornamental devices at the com« 
mencement of some of the services; e.g. 
foil. 2i, lOJ, 16 S, 25a, 40 J, 51a, and 77a. 
Blue paint has been used in writing one of 
the rubrics, fol. 7 6. 

[Add. 17,231.] 

CCCLXV. 

Three paper leaves, about lOf in. by 7, 
much stained and torn. The writing, which is, 
for the most part, in two columns of from 21 
to 33 lines, is neat and regular, of the xv*^ 
cent. They contain— 

Portions of Services for several occasions, 
comprising ^.^o^ai^ , f^i.ifl» , ft'i^ib. or 
f^lsoio^ , and f^lso^flu» . 

[Add. 14,736, foil. 61—63.] 

CCCLXVI. 

Paper, about 9f in. by 6|, consisting of 
103 leaves, many of which are much tom,^ 
especially foU. 31—39, 70—77, 84—87, 90, 
92, and 101—103. The quires, signed with 
letters, were about 15 in number, but the 
last remaining signature is » (fol. 74 b). 
The first and eighth quires are entirely lost, 
and leaves are also wanting after foil. 39 (one), 
68 (one), 69 (two), 73 (two), 75, 76, 83, 84, 
92, and 98. There are from 17 to 23 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
neat, regular hand of the xiii*^ cent., and 
contains — 

Services for the three following festivals. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
It comprises — 

a. f^hs, %\\^ ,* originally 13 in number. 
Pol. 1 a. 

b. r<dB, r^^^oaJa, f^x.i.TM, and r^di4\cu^. 
Pol. 4 b. 

c. r^^^'icua^ r<\ 11%. , Syrian anthems. 
Pol. 34 a. 

d. r^J^iL fdjoxa , Greek canons. Pol. 
37*. 



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Ipistles. Fol. 

ses — 

number. Pol. 
ad r^iu^afl» . 

aprises — 

u\aA0 • Pol. 

Uscourses of 

ino-Constanti- 
rhe writer, a 
non, jfrom the 
id ibn Butriis 
)S at the end, 
isoner for 12 

3yull ii\ji. , or 

8 were stored, 
■ al-Malik an- 
L ? who began 



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.1 ^^ A^la. *15l 

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cccLxvn. 

Sixteen vellum leaves, about lOf in. by 7|, 
most of which are stained and torn (Add. 
17,156, foil. 1&— 31). The number of lines 
in each page varies from 28 to 31. The 
writing is good and regular, of about the x*^ 
cent. They contain — 

Portions of Services for Passion Week; 
viz. 

Thursday; very imperfect. Pol. 16 a. 

Priday ; imperfect. Pol. 19 a. 

Saturday; imperfect. Pol. 27 a. 

In the course of the services there occur 
various prayers of Ephraim and Jacob of 
Batnae, and also the following f^Au\Gu», 
which are mostly imperfect. 

a. On the denial of S. Peter, ca*icL&& A^ 
r^jjuliL.1 r^aui ^^^^ni,^ . Pol. 20 a. 

b. On Judas the Traitor, r^.iaca* A^ 
f^iaolxM . Pol. 21 a. 

c. Por the service of terce on Priday, 
f^iiaai^.i ^^^ iA^.i f^iuV;^€ua» . Pol. 23 a. 

d. A sugitha of Jacob of Batnae, r^iu^cuto 
•aQju^iM.1 . Pol. 24 b. 

e. On the Cherub and the Thief, A^ 
rdfiftl^a resaaifk • Pol. 29 a. 

Subscription, fol. 31 b: Klico k^zm y^ 

[Add. 17,156, foU. 16—31.] 

CCCLXVIIL 

Two vellum leaves, much soiled and torn, 
about lOJ in. by 7|. The writing seems to 
be of the x*^ cent. They contain a small 
portion of the Services for Passion Week, and 
belonged to the same manuscript as the pre- 
ceding number, the first of them being only 
a fragment of Add. 17,156, fol. 16. 

[Add. 17,216, foil. 26 and 27.] 

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(Add. 14,525, foL 11^24). The writing is 
good and regular, of the x*^ or xi*^ cent. 
There are from 21 to 25 lines in each page. 
They contain — 

Part of the Services for Passion Week, in- 
cluding prayers of Ephraim and Jacoh ; viz. 
Tuesday, fol. 11 a; Wednesday, fol. 15 a; 
and Thursday, fol. 19 b. There is a lacuna 
after fol. 18. 

[Add. 14,525, folL 11—24.] 

CCCLXX. 

Thirteen paper leaves, 10 in. by 6|. The 
writing is inelegant, of the xii*^ or xiii*** cent. 
There are from 23 to 25 lines in each page. 
They contain Anthems for Passion Week: 

. ^ava.i 
[Add. 14,736, foil. 35—47.] 

CCCLXXI. 

Paper, about lOf in. by 7^, consisting of 
71 leaves, several of which are much staiixed 
and torn, especially foil. 57 and 68-7-7I. 
The quires woto probably eight in number. 
They are signed with Syriac, and by a later 
hand with Armenian letters. One leaf is 
wanting at the beginning, and there are 
lacunae after foil. 68 and 70. Each page has 
from 17 to 20 lines. This manuscript is 
written in a large, inelegant character, dated 
A. Gr. 1647, A.D. 1336, and contains— 

Services for Passion Week, f^^^^^jUL^ 
f^^M^oiA f^x.A»i, consisting of prooemia 
(^.^Oft^oii^), sedras (r^i.ij]»), and prayers 
(rd^lfluu r^^oA^^ rd»i.4^.i ^, and 
fdsn^fiu>.i^; viz. 

Monday, r^im ^1^.1 i^acu ; imperfect. 
Pol. 1 a. 

Tuesday, rdlsas r^h^ . Pol. 20 b. 

Wednesday, r£s^xs» rdii^Hr^. Pol. 32 b. 

Thursday, fdaB».Tao k!«^^.i r<iTn r^xsoi* , 
including the office of the Washing of Peet, 
f<'i\^XMi rdJm^ . Pol. 44 a. 



Priday, f<'(^daLA^3 f^.i nT^on^; im- 
perfect. Pol. 64 J. 

Saturday. re;^i^ifi9.i r^i&iax.; very imper- 
fect. Pol. 69 a. 

After the doxology, on fol. 71 6, we find 
the following note, containing the date. 

[Add. 14,709, foU. 1—71.] 

CCCLXXII. 

A vellimi leaf, much soiled and torri, 
written in .double columns, in a good hand 
of the ix*^ cent. It contains — 

Part of the Services for Priday in Passion 
Week (Good Priday), viz. .a^Ws rciksaAS.^ 

r^kaai^si r^Jl.i , and r^ia^ Klkxdu.^ 

[Add. 17,218, fol. 3.] 

cccLxxm. 

Paper, 7^ in. by 5|, consisting of 117 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foU. 1, 8—12, 106—111, 116, 
and 117. The quires, signed with letters, 
were not less than 16 in number ; but the 
first three are now missing, and leaves are 
also wanting after foil. 8, 17, 107, 109, and 
117. There are from 13 to 15 lines in each 
page. This volume is written in a good, 
cursive hand of the xiii^ or xiv*** cent., and 
contains — 

Services for the Priday of the Crucifixion 
(OtooA Priday) ; viz. 

Pirst noctum, r^Jl.i ndkA».ia r^lkKSu.^ 
r^<K^aijk..i ; very imperfect. Pol. 1 a. — 
Lesson from the Gk)spels, fol. 1 a; itdo, 



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a b ; r^ju»9 f^^f fol. 4a ; »iM.i r^ 
Ar^, fol. 5 a; f<li**iAai\, troparia, 
6 a ; rdx.i.TM , fol. 7 d. 
econd noctum, r^Jl:i ^jKiJK.i r^iutsaaL^ 
aaijk..i; imperfect. Pol. 9 a.— f^i-o 
iaa.i , fol. 9 a ; lessons from the Old Tea- 
ent, fol. 10 a; lessons from the New 
tament, fol. 13 5; rdlo, fol. 17 a ; r^oa^ 
Af^ tisnn f fol. 18 a ; troparia, foL 19 a ; 
»\^u» on Judas the traitor, fol. 20 b; 
ther sugitha, fol. 26 b ; discourse of John 
ysostom, •fluire'cu »isa.i Klsa^o^ , fol. 
a, beginning: r^irt"! . >nint» Kli.Mtfu 

1.1 ^a K!2a\jL ^ i^co t^^jfio^ 

. oLG . fiJbQ tiaaL9.i iA^^ooD v^^a^ 
liird noctum^ r^Jl.i iA^.i r^ikKSu.^ 
soiak..! • Fol. 41 a. — Kliaioa rtdiol^ , 
41 a ; f^hiMixsnok t^^xso , fol. 41 b ; les- 
s from the Old Testament, fol. 42 6; 
ons from the New Testament, fol. 47 a ; 
BOa.! f^lo , fol. 53 b ; r<!zMi rtdia , fol. 
a; j9^%Af^ ti-SQ.! f^h^GAja, fol. 66 b; 
)aria, fol. 57 b ; r^Au^cuto , fol. 58 b. 
I^ourth noctum, r^Jl.^ .ajaW^ r^^kiLSax.^ 
3cii^.i . Fol. 61 *.— rduLk. , fol. 61 b ; 
£La.soa r^i.iJa» , fol. 64 a ; fdlao r^^ol^ , 
64 b; rCau».i K"^, fol. 65 b; r^^oa^ 
.•v-^rt^ »i-sa.i 9 fol. 66 b ; r^i^aioi-.^ 
r^T^.i , fol. 67 d ; part of a metrical dis- 
xse of Jacob of Batnae on the Crucifibdon, 

aaii^.1 ,ann\i txsnn r^i2Qf<!»:i r^oOflttSk 
QA^ai.! , beginning A%ia r^vaX »con%n\ 
OMi^Tn r^^k^oi , fol. 72 b. See Assemani, 
>1. Or., t. i., p. 324, no. 163,4. 
iforning prayer, rt'v-^.i r^hs t ^ t^ 
aoi^.i ; imperfect. Fol. 103 a. — t^^xm , 
103 a; rdMfiuiiis, fol. 105 b; lessons 
tn the New Testament, fol. 108 a ; extract 
tn a discourse of John Chrysostom on S. 
.tthew, ch. xxvi. 39, fol. Ill a, beginning, 
Kll r^i^.iii^9 KlisJbb «,.ooai\& 



rrt^i ^^ 



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CCCLXXIV. 

Paper, about 10| in. by 8, consisting of 
136 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially fol. 79. The quires, 
signed with letters, are 14 in number. There 
are from 15 to 19 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a large, regular hand, 
dated A. Gr. 1603, A.D. 1292, and contains— 

1. The Order of the Resurrection of our 
Lord, arranged in eight parts, according to 
the eight tones, and comprising anthems 
(kiiIl^), canons (Klaoio), hymns of several 
kinds (rdLo, r^jJixsn , reAu^^afi^), and 
prayers (r^^a^) of Ephraim and Jacob. 
Title, fol. 1 b: nlilAoAio t^i-a^ 1-^ 
f^JBa^* •ao^i^.l ^iic^n t^hsjunn r^^^cuAuXiui 
. f^nf^jLre Kli^sb^ ^alsaiiuo.*! rtAea409 

a. First order, r^Msnnn Klfii^ • Fol. 1 b. 

b. Second order, kIi*!^ Klfii^ . Fol. 17 a. 

c. Third order, rd.^^ rdao\ . Fol. 34 b. 

d. Fourth order, rd&^fa^ f<sios\. Fol. 47 b. 

e. Fifth order, rd^zcoM r^s^ . Fol. 63 a. 
/. Sixth order, rd.^^ rdfiia\ . Fol. 78 6. 
g. Seventh order, it^i^iiT, f^Jaa^. Fol. 

93 *. 

h. Eighth order, k^ujsq^ f<jiasi\. Fol. 
110 a. 

Subscription, fol. 126 b: rdfi^^ n7n\T» 

: f^-»ifdikr^ Kli^ius kAuso-a-o.! ^^moI^ 



itL^a-Ar^ 



r<\^ 



•X.O 



2. An Order for two or more persons, 
whose commemoration falls on the same day, 

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^Klia^^. FoL 126 b. 

B. An Order for the Commemoration of 
Abba Bishoi or Hsoes : f<lb.i r^i$$f^ r^fiaa^ 
rdiao!^ »cuua Klsr^ A;w r^^aaJaa. FoL 

134 a. 

This volume was apparently intended to 
be used as a Choir-book, for the letters r^ 
and ^ on the margins seem to designate the 
divisions of the choir. 

On fol. 136 a there is a note, informing us 
that it was written in the year 1603, A.D. 
1292, by one John, for the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara in the desert of Scete. t^viAf^ 

. jLo . tODazftH^ ^^.ooqI^.! r^i^al^ Aj^o 

On fol. 136 b there are two notes, the 
older of which was written by an oriental 
monk from the convent of Mar Gabriel at 
Beth-Severin& in Tur-'Abdin, who repaired 
and re-bound the volume in the year 1803, 
A.D. 1492. fda^.i ^Aoo^fluLa aAuuM^r^ 

.4,*M« ^,^, «^^, .a«Vi 5^i» *a=«.a 

ma A*f^i.a\^ »VSQ.i r^isocLk. .%aala^ oa 

The other note was written hy the deacon 
Mansur bar Abraham Arika (or ^* the tall "), 



in the convent of S. Mary Deipara, in the 
year 1850, A.D. 1539. rdson rdishiris, rdiirf 

(sic) iJBioa f^hvLxsn ^ rd^W ^oor^vsi^ 

VajfT- «^^^ t^^ iiix.a KWaXM.1 

^ u:!^' cni^^l J^ ^-2^-^ ^/'^^^l S:?;*^' 
On fol. 1 a there is a note, written in 
Karshuni, by a person who dusted, counted, 
and arranged the books belonging to the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara, in the year 
1935, A.D. 1624. The library then consisted 
of 403 volumes. If the writing on the margin 
be by the same hand, the name of this person 
was Thomas, a priest, from the town of 
Maridin. 

Kilo ^^^r^CDlAr^^ Kilo oilaiAr^ ^la Kll 

»\r^^ rtlliKb .^uaua Aa^r^ ^ f^f<b i^laXr^ 

JA^ ^ rd^JiAr^ i\ua •ar^'iiAr^ r^ico 
,\ nftii >ai Klft can in A&a Aon* oilr^!fiu»r^ 
vAr^ ^^X^aiik. Klft!<:^^ i.&\j^ jjuttLsAr^ 
V».l Af< oiA^.! .%A .1 n\\r^ f^rc" ^..l^ 

oiidaao •ar^Lfia«»r^ i^la cnnn^^ryi ^r^aK^ 



«\^^r^ »a ^iua^ fd^^f^b .aK^ «\^ hk 



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CCCLXXV. 

lut 10| in. by 8^, consisting of 
some of which are much 
torn, especially fol. 119. The 
[ with letters, are 13 in number, 
sing after fol. 118. There are 
lines in each page. This volume 
a large, regular hand, by the 
as Add. 14,699, in the year 
592, and contains — 
(ervices as in Add. 14,699, but 
nt set of anthems, canons, etc.; 

er of the Resurrection, in eight 
fol. 1 b : r^lii&o^o i^vus A^ 

isbiva f^ieoAa.! • Subscription, 

^r for Martyrs in general, ^oi^ 
iKllO^ .lis f^3co& A^.i r^lfis^ 
^i4i.i. Fol. 110 6. 

er for the Commemoration of 
tOTin Klar^ A^.i r^lfis^ • Im- 

118 a. 

b there is a note to the same 
in Add. 14,699, fol. 136 a. The 
dds here that he was from the 
sih in Tur-'Abdm: oJii^^r^ 



fofiot^r^ ^cu.i K'iiAjj f<:*luf^:a 



On foil. 1 a and 119 b there are portions of 
canons, written by another hand. 

[Add. 14,700.] 

CCCLXXYI. 

Seventeen paper leaves, about 14| in. by 
10|, nearly all more or less stained and torn. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
fipom 22 to 26 lines. The writing is good 
and regular, of the xiii*^ cent. These are — 

Portions of a Service-book, containing 
the Order of the Resurrection, in eight 
parts. Title, fol. 1 b : (sic) Kba\.i r^vao* A^ 

(sic) f^<Ka.M-fta.i f^Aa.1 f^Sia^s\ (k ■ lAiab 

The fourth order begins on fol. 5 J, ^oi^ 
f^hcn^Aj^n •xa.i.M.i r^:4.A^Aai f <ftt%\ ; the 
seventh on fol. 9 a, tt^i\i*iT. rdtt^ .aaii 
f^ieo^a.! .a^M.!; the eighth on fol. 10 a, 
1^1^00^.1 f^aaLs^M.! ftlUjSQ^ f<sas\ .so^ ; 
and the f<!snLu.i rdtt^ on fol. 16 b. 

[Add. 17,224, foil. 1— I7.j 

CCCLXXVII. 

Three paper leaves, about lOJ in. by 7f , 
much stained and torn (Add. 14,709, foU. 72 
— 74). They are exactly similar in ap- 
pearance to the preceding portion of the 
volume (foll.l — 71,no. ccclxxi), and evidently 
written by the same hand, A.D. 1336. They 
contain — 

Portions of the Services for the Sunday of 
the Resurrection; e.g. fol. 72 a, r^ ii \ 

[Add. 14,709, foD. 72—74.] 



CCCLXXYIIL 

Paper, 10 in. by 6|, consisting of 118 
leaves^ some of which are much torn, espe- 



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daUy foU. 86, 112, 118, 117, and 118. The 
quires, signed with letters, were originally 
35 in nmnher; but there now remain only 
•a — .A* and .ai — oA , and evea some of 
these are very imperfect, since leaves are 
wanting after folL 8, 18, 26, 108, 109, 
111, and 114. There are from 16 to 18 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
good, regular hand of the xiii*^ or xiv**" cent., 
andcontainfi — 
Services for the following occasions ; viz. 

1. The Resurrection, ooieo^a A^.i r^^fia^ 
^oiA.1 , consisting chiefly of Greek canons, 
arranged in eight parts. 

First order^ fdiM.iJB ft^m\\; imperfect. 
I'd. 1 a. 
, Second order ; imperfect. Fol. 11 a. 

Third order ; imperfect. PoL 26 a. 
: Fourth order. Pol. 39 a. 

Fifth order. Fol. 52.6. 

Sixth order. 'Eol.Qla. 

Seventh order. Fol. 77 b. 

Eighth order. Fol. 89 b. 

2. New {or Low) Sunday, A^kJi rKw>\ 
K'^^.i-M f^ajB-9.T4* • Very imperfect Fol. 
105 b. 

3. The Commemoration of Mar Zakhe or 
Nicolaus, f<ii >isQ or ja^oftdoAa ti^o . 
Very imperfect. Fol, 107 a. 

4. Another order of the Resurrection, 
apparently exclusively Syrian. It is also 
divided into eight parts^ but is very imper- 
fect. Fol. 109 a. 

On foil. 116 a and 118 b there are some 
fragments of hymns, in dijSerent hands. 

Foil. 117 b contains part of a canon for the 
Commemoration of the blessed Virgin on the 
15*^ of lyar: K'iuu.UB Jlw..! t^aia .ao^ 

[Add. 17,237.] 

CCCLXXIX. 

Paper, about 9^ in. by 6, consisting of 3 



quires or 28 leaves (Add. 14,717, foil. 103 
— 130), several of which are slightly stained 
and torn. There are from 18 to 27 lines in 
each page. The first quire is in a different 
handwriting from the other two. This ma- 
nuscript is of the xiii*^ or xiv**^ cent., and 
contains — 

The first part, r<^&u».uB r^<&ia^a, of a 
Choir-book, containing hymns (rdiii , K:x.i.tS)Q) 
and prayers (rf ^oiLa) for the following occa- 
sions. 

1. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

K'oQlr^ ^.^L.! caOAltiUL.! • Fol. 103 a. 

2. The Feast of Tabernacles, or the Trans- 
figuration of our Lord, r<\ \ \pb.i K'rir^i^s • 
Fol. 112 a. 

3. The Feast of the holy Cross, K'^rd^^ 
pdaA^n. Fol. 114 6. 

4. The Consecration of the Church, A.icxas 
f^i^XJL. • Fol. 118 a. 

5. The six Sundays in Lent, f^naJaxun 
rd»o^.i . Fol. 120 a. 

[Add. 14,717, foil. 103—180.] 

CCCLXXX. 

Paper, about 9| in. by 6|, consisting of 74 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn. In the first half, foil. 1—39, the 
quires are without signatures ; in the second 
half, foil. 40 — 74, they are signed with letters, 
from 1^ to Q9. Leaves are wanting after foU. 
40, 53, and 57. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 15 to 19. This volume^ 
which is written in a rather inelegant hand, 
and dated A. Gr. 1560, A.D. 1239, is— 

A Choir-book, containing the following 
services. 

1. The Commemoration of any one Teacher 
or Ascetic, ftliaLsb.! KlsaooA :u» A^:i i^fiaakSL 
f<!*ca2L.io • Fol. 1 b. 

2. The Commemoration of any one Martyr, 

r^^o.icott9 . Fol. 14 a. 

3. The Commemoration of Macarius, Bo- 

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Younger) : Ajk..i rdttLsJV^ 

3f<o . Fol. 23 h. 
athems, arranged according 
is: f<«jniv3 r^ua^^r^uisL 
Bct. Pol. 40 h. 
prayers of the holy Cross, 
ifdiii. Imperfect. Pol. 64 a, 

^'isQr<^09.i . Pol. 68 a. 
p of Pestivals and Saints' 
rst Teshrin to Ilul : ^£0^.100 
f<:ird2L.i rr^iiAtj^. Pol. 

, and 74, contain K'iui^M 
iore, and Cyriacus. 
and 69 a there is a note, 
\ book was written in the 
[ary Deipara, A. Qr. 1660, 

110 r^ijaa Klar^ • itlUtooKla 

r^iiaz. >in I *i • r<i 1 1 \ .1 
I ox^iu& • oxa 1 flfi \ i^ui 

[Add. 17,246, foil. 1—74.] 



JCLXXXI. 

ives, about 9f in. by 6|, 
t quire (marked j») of a 
. 17,246, foU. 75—84), pre- 
no. ccclxxx, and written by 



the same person in the same year, A.D. 1239* 
They contain — 

1. f<H\^; imperfect at the beginning. 
Pol. 76 a. See foL 58 a. 

2. A Calendar. Pol- 81 h. See fol. 70 ft. 
Poll. 80 and 81 a contain f<iui.i.&M on 

George and Theodore. 

On foil. 79 ft and 80 a there is a note, 

giving the date, etc., precisely as on fol. 68 ft. 

[Add. 17,246, foU. 76—84.1 



cccLxxxn. 

Six paper leaves, about 9| i^. by 6|, from 
a manuscript of the xiv*^ cent. (Add. 17,246^ 
foil. 85—90). There are from 14 to 16 lines 
in each page. They contain — 

1. Hymns and .prayers of the holy Cross; 
imperfect. Pol. 85 a. See fol. 54 a. 

2. Other hymns ; very imperfect. Poll. 89 
and 90. 

[Add. 17,246, foU. 85—90.] 



CCCLXXXIIL 

Paper, about lOJ in. by 7, consisting of 
70 leaves (Add. 14,708, foil. 52—121), the 
first two of which are slightly stained and 
torn. The quires, signed with letters, are 7 
in number. A leaf is wanting after fol. 69. 
There are from 17 to 22 lines in each page. 
The writing is good and regular, apparently 
of the xiv*^ cent. This is^ — 

A Choir-book, the contents of which are 
similar to those of the immediately preced- 
ing numbers. 

1. Common anthems, arranged according 
to the eight tones: f<cnlr^:i i^vaj^ A^ 
• f^hsiLn f<i£ai^hssk r^ua\^ r<li[Ai:L. ^i^ajii^ 
Pol. 62 ft. 

2. Hymns and prayers of the holy Cross : 
f^aA^.i K'^ailao i^lo .AAaitfb •aoii • Pol. 
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3. The Commemoration of any one Teacher 
or Ascetic : ftlialab.! KlsaooA :u» A^.i ^"^^^^^^ 
fd^caiL.10 . FoL 74 b. 

4. Of any one Martyr: :u» A^.i f^:fia^ 

Fol. 84 <Jt. 

5* Of Macarius, Maximus, etc. : r^fii.aJ2^ 

f^laf<o • j»f\ a\^o>io (sic) j»<\ i^flf>f^sao 
f^io^i ^Gu Klsre'o >azka • EoL 91 a. 

6. Of the blessed Virgin, the mother of 
God, oyer the ears of com : r^fti %\ 

>«iM K'cnlf<ii.iL re'kB.uo • FoL 102 a. 

7. A Calendar of Festivals and Saints* 
Days, K'.if^l2L.i i<i iO tj^ •fiaik*.icxa .ao^ 
rdx^riA ...^oaJL^ • FoL 119 a. 

8. Two prayers of Jacob of Batnae for the 
festival of the holy Cross, tisQ.i r^^oiLa 
f^AA^n ^4^jL.^^.i »aan^^ ; and one for the 
commemoration of the Dead,, k'^cuv^ 
KHiIk..! . Fol. 121 a. 

[Add. 14,708, foU. 52— 121.] 



CCCLXXXIV. 

'Paper, about lOJ in. by 7, consisting of 
40 leaves (Add. 14,708, foil. 122—161), some 
of which are much stained and torn, especially 
foil. 122, 125, 126, 135, 156, aad 161. The 
quires, signed with letters, were originally 
7 in number. Leaves are missing at the 
beginning and end, as well as after foil. 122, 
124, 126, and 154. There are fifom 17 to 21 
lines in each page. The writing is good and 
regular, apparently of the xiv*^ cent. This 
is — 

The companion volume to the preceding 
number (foil. 52 — 121), and originally con- 
tained the same anthems, etc. 

1. Common anthems, arranged according 
to the eight tones; very imperfect. Fol. 
122 a. 

2. The Commemoration of any one Martyr, 



f<!*.iaifl9 f^lsncaa :u».i r^lfis^ . Imperfect at 
the beginning. Fol. 127 a. 

3. Of Macarius, Maximus, etc. ; slightly 
imperfect. Fol. 133 a. 

4. Of the Decease of the blessed Virgin, 
at the full-moon of Ab: A.^.i rdfia.^ 

• >«iSQ f^oolf^ il.lSLl.l OOAltiUL AufkOf< 001.110^ 

f^i.» .ar^S mft^^n ^.i r^l29oiLKSO • Fol. 
144 6. 

5. Of the blessed Virgin, over the ears of 

com: f^iuA.A:i K'ikAoiuD .L:l..i r^jao-ftS^ 

«dax-JL^. Fol. 145 a. 

6. A Calendar of Festivals and Saints* 
Days; imperfect. Fol. 160 b. 

[Add. 14,708, foU. 122—161.] 



CCCLXXXV. 

Paper, about lOJ in. by 6|, consisting of 
53 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
are six in number. There are from 12 to 21 
lines in each page. This volume is neatly 
written by two hands (foU. 2 — 50 and 51^ — 
53) of the XV*'* cent., the latter portion being 
dated A. Gr. 1800, A.D. 1489. It is— 

A Choir-book, containing services for the 
Commemoration of Saints, etc., similar to 
those in the preceding numbers. 

1. Of any one Teacher or Ascetic, i > *- 

f<!*ca2L.io ftliaLab.1 rdMOia . Fol. 2 b. 

2. Of any one Martyr, .^^ A^.i r^Ai^ 

Kl».i«fl9 f^snaxn . Fol. 9 a. 

3. Of Macarius, Maximus, etc. : r^saj^ 

r^io^i ^Gu KlsKh . Margin : ^eu i^^ar^ 
t%uf^ tix.^ A tCJL^ r^aKb • Fol. 15 b. 



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4i. Common anthems, arranged according 
to the eight tones: KbAf^.i kS-aj^ A^ 

Pol. 27 b. Subscription, foL 48 a: omIx. 

5. Hymns and prayers of the holy Cross, 

r<doiik fdaLal^.i • FoL 48 b. 

The colophon, fol. 53 a, gives the name of 
the second scribe, Moses of Moimt Lebanon, 
who TiTote in the year 1800 (A.D, 1489), in 
the convent of S. Mary Deipara. f^9fluua 

^orA • .KSQiA^ .a^iA^ J^i^o A^ixp.i 
K'licnl ,0930 : K^Jblao i^idZir^ rd^^iOfl^ 



On fol. 1 a there are two neatly Trtritten 
passages from the Gospels, in Arabic, viz. 
S. Mark, ch. xii. 43, 44, and S. Matthew, ch. 
viii. 11 — 16 (jJU ^^ Ji^5ll)* These seem to 
be of the same date as the rest of the volume. 

[Add. 14,702.] 

CCCLXXXVI. 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6f , consisting of 51 
leaves. The quires, signed with letters, are six 
in number. There are from 15 to 20 lines in 
each page. This manuscript, which is neatly 
written, and belongs to the latter part of the 
xv*^ cent., is — 

The companion volume to the preceding 
number, and contains services for the com- 
memoration of Saints, etc. 



1. Of any one Teacher or Ascetic, 1^ 
•aiuiMl ^iJL^n r^kxMXSn ,vat* «^.v2».i oqLm 
f<^di:w..io ftlialab.! rdMOia :u» 1:^.9 rdtft^ . 
Fol. 1 b. 

2. Of any one Martyr, ,L:l..i '-^^ ^ \ 

f<!*.iaifl9 r^MCULD :u» • Pol. 10 b. 

3. Of Macarius, Maximus, etc. : rdxa-^Ji^ 

f<ia^i ^Gu KlsKb . Pol. 19 a. 

On foil. 29 b and 30 a we find the follow- 
ing colophon, partly metrical, written by the 
scribe Daniel. 

f^^Ou \\y\ t^aio M*Kb >q(i9f^ Of< 

f^l*«»S9Q ^^.0^:1 f<.luM\^ A^ o 

>L^ cJ^^ • Ao • >ij3^f^ mi\^n3 AaKIj^:! 

p V y 

c^ • f^Aa ^"^010 K'^^uM ^0009 Jula 






P ^^ 






4. Common anthems, arranged according 
to the eight tones ; Kba\f<3 f<S-ax» A:^ 

PoL 30 b. '" 

5. Hymns and prayers of the holy Cross, 

f^AA^.i . Pol. 47 a. 

The colophon, fol. 51 J, consists merely of 
the words .aii^^ f<^oli A:^. e\^ r^acuua . 

On fol. 30 a a reader named Paul has 
written these words : viJ j^ac ^y^ w^ U yjl 

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has written, partly in Syriac and partly 
in Arabic, but using the latter character 

ihroughout : byb S-i^Sj/i) U^J ^ 1^ t^ 

V yy p <x 

Jl^ gA^ fdaOMs' i.e«) ^J^^ ^jt}^^ ^^'i^^ 
or % oj>v .p .^ P y V o 

*cliij i*^'*^'^ ^)^ (c^^) (>y** ^j^ \J^ f^* 

On fol. 1 a there are one or two sentences 
in Arabic and Karshuni, with the name of 
the writer, Jacob, iiAwAr^ ^an^^ fd»v^.if<. 

[Add. I47O8, foU. 1—51.] 

CCCLXXXYII. 

Paper, about 9 in. by 6, consisting of 44 
leaves (Add. 14,717, foil. 59—102), some of 
which are much stained and torn, especially 
foil. 59 and 96 — 102. The quires, signed 
with letters, are four in number, the first 
being imperfect at the beginning. There 
are from 17 to 21 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular 
hand of the xiii*^ cent., and contaias — 

1. Services for the Commemoration of 
Bar-sauma ; viz. i^aLSnii , imperfect, fol. 59 a ; 
f^liW.i , fol. 65 h ; f<i&^.i > fol. 80 a ; and 
^^aJL ^^.1 , fol. 97 a. 

A note on fol. 98 a states that the manu- 
script was written by one Abda, for the 
abbat Basil, rabban Yuhannan, rabban 
Gabriel, and the rest of the brotherhood ; but 
the name of the convent is not mentioned, 
though it was probably that of S. Mary 

Deipara. ^ia^Of< ^co fdfl9ioji •aii^^i^ 
f<<&iH.3MO r^»[oSQ] r^)^o f<2^ >.*Cr^a 






f<au.iJB 



^3aM^O rdKz*.ia r^ouf^ 



> •x.o aX« 



2. Services for the Commemoration of the 
archangel Michael, f^&rdl» I^[.i rdi^^J^] 
A^r^aoso >i2o r^jju^ . Imperfect. Fol. 98 6. 

[Add. 14,717, foU. 59—102.] 

cccLxxxvni. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 5, consisting of 29 
leaves, the first of which is slightly stained 
and torn. The quires, signed with letters, 
are four in number. There are from 13 to 
17 lines in each page. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular hand of the xiii*^ 
cent., and contains — 

A service for the Commemoration of Ga- 
briel of Kartamin, on the 23* of the 1"* Ka- 
nun: ^oi& ft^uiT^ •ik.oab ^^^.i reiau^ 

[^].i£^ ia!ip.i ^Asoitia.! . Margin : ^Hfitt^ 

• rd^sa.ia ^^<m*i kAu^Aio 

The colophon states that it was written 
for one rabban Bar-sauma: U^ oA^, 

^1 «LiLo • tcoocosr^ «Ljl.o cqJlm^ vyrf 



AO 



• I # * o 



A few words, in a different hand, request 
a prayer for one Aaron, a priest, and his 
brother Phineas : ft^uiT^.i oosou JL2^ aV^ 

A^O GoLii %M< J^iflD.! Kl^\^o rd^a.! A^ 

KU»f^ Jl^a (sic) tCDOCQMf^ Jl^a tCDOGoar^ 

«^Q^.i r^iusnldi Ai^o ,mMiift (sic) Aj.i 

• rdioaea y\ Tn ^.gioDf^ 

[Add. 17,272, folL 1—29.] 

CCCLXXXIX. 

Paper, about 8^ in. by 5^, consisting of 25 



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leaves, or three quires, signed witii letters. 
There are 17 or 18 lines in each page. It is 
written in a good, regular hand of the xiii*^ 
cent., and contains — 

Services for the Commemoration of Jacob 
of Batnae : KLtti^^ua^ KbAf<3 KfLMA:^. 



The colophon gives the name of the scribe, 
Jacob : kIx.i.tsqo i^loo kIioLd.! r^co^ >\jl 

^sf&Kb rxboASa^ itlialsb JaOnVi'ttsq >:ia A^.i 

^.^i^oa •ai^.l >aOnVi f<4\^ Jlw f^^^ r^ia.l 

[Add. 14,715, foU. 217—241.] 

cccxc. 

Two veUum leaves, 6 in. by 4|, slightly 
mutilated, with 19 or 20 lines in each page. 
They contain hymns for the services of the 
canonical hours of the ferial days (e.g. Kdo 
t<nTn r^(^^ c>^^)> written in a current 
hand of about the xi*** cent. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 74 and 75.] 

CCCXCI, 

A vellum leaf, 7i in. by 5|, slightly stained 
and torn, with 23 lines in each page. The 
writing is good and regular, of the xii*^ cent. 
It belonged to a service-book, containing 
hymns and prayers for the canonical hours 
of the ferial days. On the recto there is 
the rubric : ^i\ ¥ •^bJL^.i Klxi».i K'iua 
(viz« ft^iTn ^i^.i) ; and on the verso, •sodi 
• t^HTn r^hi^i^ (sic) fd^:i 

[Add. 14,667, fol. 43.] 

CCCXCII. 

Paper, about 6^ in. by 6, consisting of 



126 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1—3, 13, 30, 118, 
124 and 125. The quires, signed with letters, 
seem to have been 16 in number. Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning, as weU as 
after foil. 1, 4, 23, 30, 40, 46, 123, and 125. 
There are from 16 to 19 lines in each page. 
The writing is good and regular, of the xiii*^ 
cent. This volume contains — 

Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days (Kto^, f<i^afl9 , f<aSf9xo r^x^ 
r^lA\.i, r^lAX^ ^1^.1 r^u^i and r^i^); viz. 

Monday, r^aLxa ^^i^ ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

Tuesday, t<nTn f<i^'^; imperfect. Eol. 
10 J. 

Wednesday, f<n ti kI&aiK'; imperfect. 
Fol. 27 a. 

Thursday, i^axa f^:x:siu . Fol. 47 a. 

Friday, re^oi:^. . Fol. 69 b. 

Saturday, f<<kak.. Fol. 94 $. Another 
service, c^.i .v& aJu.i f<&iASo^ kIala^ 
K^iksuL..! r^»Gu.i ; imperfect. Fol. 121 a. 

Fol. 126 belongs to some other manu- 
script, aud contains part of the r<lALA^ 

. rtlkoala:! 

[Add. 17,241.] 

CCCXCIIL 

Paper, about lOf in. by 7, consisting of 
71 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 7 in number. Each page (with the ex- 
ception of foil. 48 a and 65 — 71) is divided 
into two columns, of from 17 to 21 lines. 
The writing is plain and regular, though 
rather inelegant, of the xiii*^ cent., except 
fol. 1, which is later. This volume con- 
tains — 

1. Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days (r^on^, rt^i \ \ , rfi.^), the 
arrangement of which is. ascribed to Jacob 
of Edessa. Title, fol. 1 b: f<\ ■ m I^ 

•ao^tl (Ifeix-M f<^ftlJU.VQ K'^^O^JN^^ 



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Monday, 
Tuesday, 
Wednesday, 
Thursdayj 



(read r^i^mt.) rt^i^m^T. r^lkjpu.^ 

^lAi. FoLli. 
r^h^i^. Fol. 12 a. 
r£^^lf<. Fol. 21 b. 
relxsoM • Pol. 31 b. 
.Priday, f<(k3oi:k. • Pol. 44 a. 
Saturday, rcikax. • Pol. 64 b. 
Subscription, fol. 64 b : f<^mt, kIicd >ix. 

• •x.o 

2. A collection of rdaioso , or Cantus ad 
Magnificat, arranged according to the eight 
tones : •aciidJ.i ^xxsn A& f<isQ itbAi^ .i4s» 
KlsioM po lAo . Pol. 66 a. 

On fol. 71 6 there is written part of the 
Song of the three holy Children, viz. w. 36 
— j51 ; but the verses are not always arranged 
in the usual order. 

On fol. 71 a there is a mutilated Arabic 
note, containing the name of a reader, David 

ijbn Joseph jJ^\ ^c^\ wUfl! «ijb ^ jJ(ll9) 

^k/^^ *^^ Virf ^ji^ 

[Add. 14,704.] 

CCCXCIY. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 6, consisting of 111 
leaves, many of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foU. 1—40, 66—81, 97, 104, 
106, and 110. The quires, signed with letters, 
were probably 16 in number ; but the first 
three are lost, and leaves are wanting after 
foil. 8, 98, 106, 109, 110, and 111. The end 
of each quire is indicated by the letter 50 
(5q1i.) on the verso of the last leaf (e.g. foil. 
28 6, 48 6, 88 J, 98 6). There are from 14 
to 16 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a good, regular hand of the 
xiii**^ cent., and contains — 

Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days (Kto^^, KiJA , and ftS-a>^) ; viz. 



Tuesday ; imperfect. Pol. 1 a. 
Wednesday. Pol. 19 b. 
Thursday. Pol. 48 a. 
Priday ; imperfect, Pol. 76 a. 
Saturday ; imperfect, Pol. 99 a. 

The word ujij^ (*— ^^)j written on the upper 
margin of several leaves (e.g. foil. 17 i, 18 J, 
21 b), shows that this manuscript was given 
as a present to the convent of S. Mary 
Peipara. 

[Add. 14,720, foU. 1—111.] 

cccxcv. 

Paper, about 6f in. by 6, consisting of 80 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foU. 1, 10, 26, 43, 66, 72, and 
80. The quires, originally at least 12 in num* 
ber, are signed with letters ; but they are also 
marked with Arabic words (e.g. fol. 26 a, 

lt]/ u^^^)i ^^^ ^ 1^*®^ hand has numbered 
the leaves with Coptic arithmetical figures. 
The first two quires are missing; there are 
lacunae after foil. 10, 18, 36, 42, 64, and 72 ; 
and more than a quire is wanting at the end. 
The number of lines in each page varies from 
14 to 19. The writing is good and regular, 
of the xiii*^ cent., with the exception of foil. 
11 — 26, which are a later addition. This 
volume contains — 

Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days (re'cn^, r^lJA , and i^iA^) ; viz. 

Monday, t<nTn 
perfect. Pol. 1 a. 

Tuesday, 
feet. Pol. 3 J. 

Wednesday, 
perfect. Pol. 19 a. 

Thursday, t^nTn 
feet. Pol. 37 b. 

Priday, f<^u9oi:k..i t^fti\\; imperfect. 
Pol. 67 a. 

Saturday, rf iuaA..i rdjioi^ ; very imperfect. 
Pol, 74 a. 

s s 



^lAwi ft^m\\; very im- 
f^h\h\n r<tin\\; imper- 
Kf^AiK^A Ktefk)^ ; im- 
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On fol. 37 b, at the end of the seryioes for 
Wednesday, the scribe mentions the name 

of his teacher rabban Isaiah : l^o •Lk. cA^ 
. Jus Kl&ftJbQ r^tikjbf^ ^i A^o •:• i^^.! »cQsr^ 

[Add. 17,250.] 



CCCXCVI. 

Paper, about 8 in. by 5J, consisting of 45 
leaves (Add. 17,239, folL 16—60), of which 
the first and the last but one are much torn. 
The quires are signed with letters (from ca* 
to t^-*), and also with Arabic words at the 
upper lefthand comer of the first page (see 
foU. 34 a and 44 a). There is a lacuna after 
fol. 53. The number of lines in each page 
is 15 or 16. The writing is neat and regular, 
with occasional Syriac vowels. This manu- 
script is dated A. Gr. 1829, A.D. 1518, and 
contained — 

Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days, of which there now remain — 

Friday; i^aLMii f<^fti>\, imperfect, fol. 
16 a; rdJll:! , fol. 19 a; f^iik^.i , fol. 24 a; 
(uJL^iui,fol. 38 a. 

Saturday; i^iiaf. cn^^ n^nfi>\, fol. 40 a; 
KlA\.i, fol. 46 b; f^ii^i, foL 49 a; ^^i 
^A&iL , foL 58 a. 

On foL 57 b there is a note, which states 
that it was written in the convent of S. 
Mary Deipara, by a monk named John, for 
the Comes John the Cyprian, A. Gr. 1829, 
A.D. 1518. •AB.iajre'GUf^ ^'^^^ ^ aA^ 

f^4JGU.i J^aaf< ikfx. t\ ■ n nf».i f^ia.%^ajs9 

On fol. 39 b there is the following note in 
Arabic, Jl \^ J, »y JJU^I ^ U \^ 



»ijbj Jj^\ 4X*Ju Jj C^^^Jl^ ij»Ji ^J\i la^yi ^^jW 

Fol. 60 contains madrashe, in a modem 
hand. 

[Add. 17,239, foU. 16—60.] 



CCCXCVII. 

Paper, about 7^ in. by 5J, consisting of 
74 leaves (Add. 17,261, foil. 67—140), some 
of which are much stained and slightly torn, 
especially foil. 69—72, 78, 80—83, and 140. 
The quires are without signatures, and the 
number of lines in each page varies from 16 
to 20. The writing is very rude and inele- 
gant, apparently of the xvi*'* cent. This 
manuscript, which is imperfect at the begin- 
ning and elsewhere, contains — 

Services for the canonical hours of the 
ferial days. 

The principal rubrics are : K'i.a^i k:ui;^ 
fdajLa ^H^i, fol. 68 a\ r^ii^i f<i ii\ 
f^^^i, fol. 84 b\ rdl^jsiPt^ f^^A^^ f<\\\^ , 
fol. 96 b\ rdaLMTi f^dz2a«>.i cn^3 , fol. 105 b\ 
f^zaoM.! f^i^^i rdSQCXa, fol. Ill b\ vbS^x 
f^iL9oi:k..i , fol. 120 a; and ^lO^^ m\i3 
(sic) AvAM , fol. 132 a. 

At the foot of fol. 85 b there is written the 

name of one rabban Joseph, probably the 

scribe; i^laiMLsn asocm ^i rdA^ Aw cA^ 

. (sic) r^TkC^ (?) f^\^a 

[Add. 17,261, foU. 67—140.] 

CCCXCVIII. 

Four paper leaves,^ about 5f in« by 44> 
all much torn. They contain Genesis, eh. 
iv. 13 — ^16, Acts, ch. xxi. 27, 28, and firag^ 
ments of f<iui^M , written in an inelegant 
hand of the xiii**^ or xiv**^ cent. 

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CCC5XCIX. 

Two paper leave?, about lOf in. by 6|, 
the second of which is much torn (Add. 
14,736, foil. 64 and 65). They are neatly 
written, dated A. Gr. 1803, A.D. 1492, and 
contain— 

An index to a volume, of 49 madrashe, 
k:x.i.iSo.i rdv»a^uM jBB^L^^CLOy fol. 64 a; 
and 

A long note, foU. 64 b and 65 a, stating 
that this manuscript was written, in the 
convent of S. Mary Deipara, for the metro- 
politan Mar Severus (or Cyriacus) of Moimt 
Lebanon, by a priest of the convent of Kar- 
tamin, named Abraham bar Behnam of Beth- 
SeverinainTur-Abdin. i^in^Kb K^a]ax.iA 

f^iix»:ia i^^guAuaA^s rdsoiMoio f<i[.icDO 
rdsitfb ^iu»i«f^o vyj^r^o Joa'^f^ . •x.o 

rdi^cu col^ oria •£a^]^o oria Ai^tt.l K^&COaito 
f^^ 1 1 \ ^ vyf< . K'loaAvM Kilos ^VjpvAo 



f^i.A.1.1 KI14.1 . i.xaf<:i «^jcd r^^iwaA 

oil \ 1^ A-AOilO 



K'^a.^.Aj^d rf ^olxJLi 






O f<!*V9 >1 



AO 



f^zliyil 



PP V 



f^i\ ntnno ftSAiK' KfsoAikfl^rdso . t^Guri 



is • ^:i-s^ ^a\ ^ r^«U9i2Q.i K'l^K' ^ 

>xoa f<!*i».i A«f^va\^ ^1 >.i.i A^ ^^^.^ 
Kli.icpakl:i vyr^ r<:x.i.TSQ.l r^iOlaJto ^crJi^ 

• • • • ^.1 . oiva >«i2a f<cQ\f^ ^.lil iuas 3a 

•^1^:1 f<il4j9 .^LO tt^l\y\AT. .SJKfA hulo 

r^iuoiL duAab r^hixs^ • f^\ iM i^^cL*.! 

f<^:^lT< f^.lQ9 aA^a f<\o \ i4»0 K'vi^QO 
f<XMi:sn f^9 Tt^T 1 111 coa oiusoci ^i^sa.i 

On foL 64 a, at the foot of the second 
column, the scribe has written: ,\\ft.i 

On fol. 65 b there is another note, slightly 
mutilated, stating that the book was pre- 
sented to the convent of S. Mary Beipara 
by Gregory, metropolitan of Jerusalem, 
A. Gr. 1827, A.D. 1516 

•UB r<S*.lA r^^iuS ft^lMlT. f^Ls:! f<^Q9 

. f^iafl^K':! f^i3.VAa.l . >*V99 K'cnlf^ d^^Ls 

• a^ • f^3*cii:^.i f^ift.i9 QAisa col jiAai.i ^sSqIao 

. jLo . r^^a* v^f< dux. ^Q9 ,909 

A third, mutilated note, on the same page, 
contains the date A. Gr. 1929, A.D. 1618. 
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i^r^ K^'oa ^ f&aj>^i«t^ f^ar^^ 

>iTi rd^oa 

[Add. 14,736, foU. 64, 66.] 

cccc. 

A paper leaf, lOJ in. by 7^, much torn. It 
contains the Index to a Service-book, com- 
prising a collection of sedras, jtoft^.iaa ^o^ 

On the verso there are two notes. The 
one is in Arabic, and dated in the year 1199 

of the Coptic era, ^joa, ^}y^ r^ ^^^^ A.D. 

1483. The other is in Karshuni, and states 
that this volume was given, as a wakf or 
legacy, to the convent of S. Mary Deipara by 
a monk named Ephraim, r^m^O^^snsn Aca^ 

....... W vyifdasalrf •ar^ikfAf^ f<:ico 

CDSftfiAf< Klliuto [v.i] Juab. ^f<:*rdaL4JL\r^ 

[Add. 14,739, fol. 23.] 

CCCCL 

Three veUum leaves, about 7 in. by 6|, 
much stained and torn. They contain part 
of a Calendar Of Saints* Days, some chrono- 
logical calculations, etc., written in a current 
hand of the x**^ or xi*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 76—78.] 

ccccn. 

A paper leaf, much torn, apparently of 
the xvi*^ cent., containing part of a Calendar 
of Saints' Days. 

[Add. 14,736, fol. 66.] 



CCCCIIL 



Five vellum leaves, about 7J in. by 6f, 
all more or less injured. They are fragments 
of a Malkite Service-book, containing offices 
for Passion Week, written in a good, current 
hand, of about the xi*^ cent., with from 19 
to 26 lines in each page. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 56—59.] 



CCCCIV. 

A vellum leaf, 8| in. by 6^, slightly torn. 
It belonged to a Malkite Service-book of the 
xi**" cent., and is neatly written, with 20 or 
21 lines in each page. 

[Add. 17,218, foL 56.] 



ccccv. 

Two paper leaves, about 8 in. by 5 J, much 
stained and torn. They belonged to a Mal- 
kite Service-book of the xiii*** cent., and are 
written in a good, regular hand, with from 
15 to 17 lines in each page. 

[Add. 14,738, folL 77, 78.] 



CCCCVI. 

Paper, about 10| in. by 6f , consisting of 
79 leaves, some of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 16, 41—45, 60, and 67. The 
quires, signed with letters, are now 11 in 
number. Leaves are wanting after foU. 42, 
44, 45, 59, 67, 71, and 79. The number of 
lines in each page varies from 16 to 22. 
This manuscript is written in a good, regular, 
Malkite hand of the xiii^^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

The second part of the Tri6dion (Tpt^ioi;). 
Title, fol. 1 ax r^^^osoe^ Aufk i-^Xa^ A:w 



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ftfXMlCLa.1 f^ci30 (sic) f<ij3r<.io t^9K^:i 
W^i^f< K'^CL^A •aoiufk^.i ^.x^vaLSa 

1. The Saturday of Lazarus, i^iiaz. >icu 
li^ >tS)Q.i • Pol. 1 a. 

2. Palm Sunday, rdi^JLor^:! a9.v» • Pol. 
7 6- _ 

3. Passion Week, kIzm.! a; imperfect. 
Pol. 16 a. 

4t. Easter Sunday, kLm^.i fi^n Tn.v» 
f<auia ; imperfect. Pol. 65 a. 

5. New Sunday, f^^v» 3o.v» ; imperfect. 
Pol. 60 b. 

6. Pentecost, i\flf>AOi\i^ ; imperfect. Pol. 
68^. 

The authors of the canons are: John (of Da- 
mascus), »Ar^CU f^af^ or ^ Klarf , foU. 5 b, 
7 a; Gosmas (of Maiuma) f^suooa KlaK" 
or r^boicLo r^af<; Joseph (either Hymno- 
graphus, of Sicily, or Studita, of Thessalo- 
nica), .AitoGu t^^ato, fol. 71 a; Mark (of 
Hydruntum or Otranto) ja^cxaiM r^larf , fol. 
.49 a; andTheophanes (Graptus), ja^fla^cr^^, 
foL 4 a. 

The margins exhibit many rude attempts 
at ornamentation. 

[Add. 17,233, fon. 1—79.] 

CCCCVIL 

Paper, about lOJ in. by 6|, consisting of 
150 leaves, a few of which are much torn, 
especially foU, 1, 6, and 13. The quires, 
signed with letters, were originally 21 in 
number; but rf and rd^ are lost, and .a and 
vv are very imperfect, leaves being want- 
ing after foil. 1, 5, and 149. There are from 
19 to 21 lines in each page. This manuscript 
is written in a good, regular, Malkite hand 
of the xiii*'* cent., and contains — 

The second part of the Tri6dion. 

1. Palm Sunday ; very imperfect. Pol. 1 a. 

2. Passion week; imperfect. Fol. 6 a. 



3. Easter Sunday. Pol. 40 6. 

4. New Sunday. Pol. 46 a. 

5. The second Simday of Pentecost ; the 
Commemoration of Joseph of Arimatheea, 
Nicodemus, and the women who brought 
the spices : .^fi^eu »^^o:i ^\ii9k.i ^a jua^a^ 
r<iku.»oiQ9 f^aLi.io «.3^^ cuSisLs cusocinio , 
Pol. 54 6. 

6. The third week after Easter, ^.as. 
f^lM^ iii9.i * Pol. 61 a. 

7. The third Sunday after Easter; of the 
Paralytic: A^ .r^U^^ iii9.i t'l^^: Xa:u» 

r^.uacM iuaa ^..i^ >SDr^:i f^xxsn ods • Pol. 
70 b. ' ^ ' 

8. The fourth week of Pentecost, rlT : .ax. 
~i\iOfc.i • Pol. 76 a. 

9. The fifth (fourth) Sunday of Pentecost ; 
of the Samaritan woman : : a : i^ajLa^-^ 
rc^isos. >CD A^ >\|l^.i . Pol. 94 b. 

10. The fifth week of Pentecost, m * 
•\Sli . Pol. 102 a. 

11. The fifth Sunday; of the blind man: 

«,^i^ WaOf^.! f^ASAA» OQ9 A^ CO «xa.v».i « 

Pol. 112 a. 

12. The sixth week of Pentecost, : a ; «as. 

i2^.i . Pol. 118 a. — The Ascension, : yicu 

f^auSiA f<.ir^^ >\i^.i : a : •ax^i : jls : co 

r^ASaaA >coaarf i^c\ j^GJU ^.^^3 rdolofl^.! . 
Pol. 122 a. 

13. The seventh (sixth) Sunday of Pente- 
cost; the Commemoration of the Nicene 
Pathers: iiva >cDciur^3 i2^.i T ^.v» 

rd4nA.i fCa ^SOCknaus»n . K^ci»r^.i . Pol. 
134 a. 

14. The seventh week of Pentecost, T X 
,\ii<s.i . Pol. 139 b. — Saturday, the Comme- 
moration of the Dead : Jaaax..i f<iuaA. >gu 

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15. The lafit Sunday of Pentecost (Whitsim 
Pay), t^!^ Jffioox..! iZa.v» ; imperfect. Eol. 
147 a. 

The authors of the canons are : John of Da- 
mascus, jaofluaoi.!.! »Af<Gu f^af<; Gosmas, 
(r^^iinfiao) rdaoiao K!3f<; Andrew (of Crete), 
(•moirf^^r^) ja90i3ir^ f^ftfistf, foU. 56 a, 84 6; 
Joseph, Ai^Gu fdaf<, foil. 71 a, 95 b, 113 a ; 
Mark, ja^oaisQ rdsr^, fol. 36 a and b; and 
Theophanes, j]»ajiaod\ i^aau^, foil. 81 a, 
136 a. 

There are some rude attempts at ornamen- 
tation on the margins. 

[Add. 17,234.] 



ccccvin. 

Paper, about lOf in. by 7^, consisting of 
242 leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 7 — 15 and 242. 
The quires, signed with letters, are 25 in 
number ; but i^and •» are imperfect, leaves 
being wanting at the beginning and after 
fol. 6. There are 20 lines in each page. This 
manuscript is written in a good, regular, 
Malkite hand, and dated A. Gr. 1595, A.D. 
1284. It contains — 

The second part of an 'E/cKtyf6Siop, 
^.^0*210^01^ , or selection from the Mensea, 
comprising the months of Shebat — Ab 
(Eebruary — ^August). 

1. Shebat, Eebruary. 

a. On the 1"*, the irpoeofmovi profestum, or 
Vigil, of the Presentation; imperfect. Eol. 1 a. 

ft. On the 2^, the Presentation of our Lord 
in the Temple, fdur^iso i^nr^:^ : ^iTn :'Ia 
Kd^orA a^oxm ^..4^.1 cpAd^ksa.! ; imperfect. 
Eoi; 2 ft. 

c. On the 17***, the Gommemoration of the 



martyr Theodore, 1^.10109.1 Kliia^o.! 
j]»oio.iOf<<&i f^aB*.iJB • Eol. 10 a. 

d. Onthe24*^,the Invention ofthe Head of 
S. John the Baptist, (sic) kAum^ul 
Kli.i^\^ ^cu.i oix»i.i • Eol. 16 a. 



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2. Adar, March. 

a. On the 9^^ the Gommemoration of the 

forty Martyrs, : f<.iKL^ : i.ir^.a : J^ 

r<^t\ftinmi • Eol. 24 a, 

ft. On the 24^, the Vigil of the Aniumcia- 
tion, f^^seJ»n f<.ir^^ d\QM*«a.i i^i^a : 1^. 
Eol. 34 ft. 

c. On the 25*^, the Annunciation of the 
blessed Virgin, f^ab.uB ft^r^^ *> i^i^a : coZ 
^^\m ^.1 f^4^isQ.i •> r^Ur^i2» f<%s€km% 

>«isa f^lk^.i*o<k3 KbAi^* EoL 38 ft. 

3. Nisan, ApriL 

a. On the 23^ the Gommemoration of the 
martyr George, f^nca» Ala& • ^auia : «^ 
fdai jtoai\iofd\^ Eol. 52 ft. 

ft. On the 25^, the Gommemoration of S. 
Mark the Evangelist, • Klii^o^ : ^fluia : cal 
(sic) f<\mt\^f^ j^ani^n : rdMLui . EoL 
63 ft. 

4. lyar. May. 

a. On the 8% the Gommemoration of S. 
John the Evangelist and of Arsenius, if<!*i^ 
^Gu f^«iuls..i Klii.&o.i : Qos J* : f^U*!^ 
j»cuis»if^ f^AAu»9a ; f<\mt\^Kbt^* Eol. 

70 a. 

ft. On the 16% the Gommemoration of the 
blessed Virgin, KboXrf hixLn f^i^o.i : go* . 
Eol. 77 ft. 

c. On the 24**", the Gommemoration of 
Simeon Stylites, qos i'^ : f^u»v» ir^r^ 

Tt^iin\flf>Kb n£aQi.i qEi^TSo.iiui oco Ktecaii 

Eol. 83 a. 

5. Haziran, June. 

a. On the 8**", the Translation of the body 

of the martyr Theodore, : ^^j^i^VMca : j» 
: •JSDOio.ior^^ f^ r i^-a r^im^J^n r^nr€^ 
»i\nyn : v* : ^^a • ooL^ f<!*Aiolaaf<. EoL 
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b. On the 11% the Oommemoratioii of the 
Apostles, S. Bartholomew and S. Bamahas, 
rd^juLlx..! f^i^o^ OKI : rd* : f^i» ^.^.t^vm 

♦ rdaiiao >> jooOf^Mlo^ia 3bI^ • FoL 91 b. 

c. On the 14% the Commemoration of the 
prophet Elisha, oua : ^ : r^v ^.j^vu 

«&jtAr^ f<iAASo rdftai:! ft:iv&o.i . FoL 98 a. 

d. On the 24% the Nativity of S- John 
the Baptist, oua : Ta, : f^la»i-» ^^.r^i^v-M 

f<!i.T»kMo . FoL 103 a. 

e. On the 29% the Commemoration of S, 
Peter and S. Paul, : J^ : r^v* •..r^vu 

rdausii. FoL 112 6. 
6. Tamuz, July. 

a. On the 1% the Commemoration of the 
martyrs Cosmas and Damian, : iceoiva :T^ 
^!ka :j]»airdAM3Ci rdsoicxa f<3cafl9.i i^rd^ 

. .a : ^ix.ii.1 oubia «,^ocqL:i : f<:*^cxaf^ 
FoL 127 b. 

b. On the 2*, the Festival of the Qurment 
of the hlessed Virgin, rd^ : iom^ :^ 

ifiKaxif^<u). FoL 127 b. 

c. On the 8% the Commemoration of the 
martyr Procopius, r^i^c«i •;• iom^ : j7 
•»a4&cxaci& rdai re'.ioifl».i . FoL 133 a. 

d. On the 17% the Commemoration of the 
martyr Marina, Kliv&eui : lasa^LA rXH 
rduisn r^Ais»u K'ii.icafltf.i . FoL 138 a. 

e. On the 20% the Ascension of Elijah the 
prophet, ftliAi.i mn\Aflg : lasa^La : v^ 
ftlai : f<JUf< . f<3Mn . FoL 143 «• \ 

/. On the 26% the Decease of Anna, the 
mother of the Virgin Mary, : toaiva imL 

•* 
>.v» rea^rf *i.iL.i . FoL 153 b. 

g. On the 27% the Commemoration of the 



martyr Panteleemon, t^i^o:! : iom^ : wk 

«..^^a»K!Af^\ia Ire^vaaa .si o<b3 • FoL 

159 a. 
7. Ab, August. 

a. On the 1**, the Commemoration of the 
Maccabees, Shamuni, her seven sons, and 
their tutor Eleazar : r^idbeu •> ^f< : rd»v 
r^lAXo : I^ : rd&JL kSm^o^k" : i^ : cos 

• ^.^ooQi^iM li^o •:• 01419 : lo •:• %io^^aaa^ 

FoL 170 b. 

b. On the 5% the Vigil of the Transfigura- 
tion of our Lord, KlLacua : .af^a : 9 
loare"^ \d\ ^ : Tt^<^\wnxi i^^ird^i . FoL 
177 6. 

c. On the 6% the Feast of the Transiagura- 
tion, asovM •aImcuci rC^i^liL. : .ar^a : a : 

FoL 183 a. 

d. On the 7% the Commemoration of the 
martyr Domitius, f^Afi8«».i rdiv^o.i : .aKla IT : 
r^AA»H&.i r^:iQQfl» •ma^aaeui • FoL 197 a. 

e. On the 9% the Commemoration of S. 
Matthias the Apostle, KU<Uo9 : .ai^a : 3^ 
: fdi4iMa A:k».i 001 : fd*iO^ : f<au:ia itwlx.^ 
r^cuiflj» r^.iciai* .aIm :^. FoL 201 b. 

f. On the 14% the Vigil of the Decease of 
the blessed Virgin, d\aaa«» : .ai^a :lu 
r^nias^ . FoL 206 a. 

g. On the 15% the Commemoration of the 
Decease of the blessed Virgm, : .ai^a -."Su 

?cui». FoL 209 J. 

A. On the 29% the Commemoration of the 
Decollation of S. John the Baptist, CS^ 

rdi.TMkM. FoL 226 a. 

i. On the 31% the Commemoration of the 
Girdle of the blessed Vii^in, : .ai^a :13 
o^ • f^coire' iuiL.! x<\djS^ KSiou r<:2ltAci:i 

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The coloplion on fol. 242 a, and the first of 
the Arabic notes on fol. 242 b, state that this 
hook was written, A.Gr. 1696, A.D. 1284, in 
the convent of S. Mary Deipara on the river 
•-ft*^ (^yifli), near Tripolis, under the rule 
of the first abbat of the convent. Simian ibn 
Jakir (?), by one Gterasimus {Tepdaifio^, ^f^j>) 
ibn Sim*an, from the village of Ar-Bum- 

mana (5*U;J1), in the district of Az-Zabadani 

(^^14)JJJ1)9 near Damascus. Jn^f^o .aii&^f^ 

•:• r^JbQax.o r^ajto ^.i JLajt. <» Kl»isQ ^,^o\n 
•> KU»v ^fiftAi ^^90 ^iftivn •:• jL^ •:• cd >igu 

(sic) UISII |.y^ Ja*4]| (sic) » Jjt (sic) h^ ^ gt^t ^\i 

yt/ jf.:^ ^1 ^ (sic) ^\^J\ (>c ^ ^UJl 
(sic) >^ jl wUfll (sic) »«3A ^ J^. ^ tKI J^. 



^j^^ 



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y*5 *1J^ Ai.\Jl^ ^j Xfic |M>/i 



crf^l Jyy 4:r» tKlj ^^1 (sic) »^ j^ ,yi*«% 

On fol. 242 d there are two other notes in 
Arabic, of later date, and both much eflGswjed. 
The writer of one of them wafi named Paniel, 

[Add. 17,236.] 



cccci:?t. 

Paper, about 10^ in. by 6|, consisting of 
220 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 28 in number. A single leaJt is wanting 
after fol. 186. There are from 18 to 22 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in a 
rather inelegant, Malkite hand, and dated 
A. Gr. 1588, A.D. 1222. It contains— 

Select Ojfices for various occasions, ac^ 
cording to the MaUdte use. Title, fol. 1 6 : 
r<%aM f^:x..lCLa.l f^oio i^i^ao f^af< >JLa 

1. Commemorative services; viz. 

a. Of the angels, f^f<!\.pbti rd^^cAooc^ . 
Fol. 1 h. 

b. Of a prophet, f^ai.i . Fol, 8 b. 

e. Of an apostle, f<,n iW.i rd^^cAcLfif^ 
Kl&o^i^ .149 OCD.1 f^liAf< . Pol. 14 a. 

d. Of two martyrs, ^i^ t^snu^n cAaioK 
f<.ioiifl» ♦ Pol. 18 a. 

e. Of one martyr, .v» 1^.100093 kI^cAooK 
rd&c^i^ . Pol. 22 a. 

f. Of a bishop, f^ca9uz*i.i f<!*^cAaof^ 
fd&o^iA .imA . Pol. 26 b. 

g. Ot B, female martyr, rd^^cuAa^f^ 
>cb.i f<.vf< r^^.icaflo.i « Pol. 32 b. 

h. Of a feihale saint, f^iu«ui.i f<:*^a\aof< 
»cp.i f^.vr^. Pol. 38 a. 
t. Of a saint and bishop, f<:*^aAcuDf< 



r^A^o^id. . Pol. 42 b. 

2. A supplicatory canon, of the Mother 
of God, f^cnlf< ^.iL Aw rdilis&iiM KUoUb 
^ ^ . Pol. 61 a. 

3. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin, 8**^ 
of Ilul, ^iL.i cb.iXaM.i r^ifdw AoLrds j«a 
f<cnlre'. Pol. 57 *. 

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Hal, f^ISLA^n eoMtaooii f^.ir^^ AoLr^a 3^ 
f^icusn . Fol. 66 b. 

6. The Commemoration of Sergius and 
Bacchus, 7*** of the first Teshrin, ^tx.iis3 "S 
jtoO&ao .AlA^iflD t^nca» Ala& r^. Fol. 75 5* 

6. The Presentation of the blessed Virgin, 
21*^ of the second Teshrin, ^ ^ixiisa r^ 
K'QaXf^ ^lL.i cb^d^^Q.! r^.irtl^ . PoL 87 b. 

7. The Nativity of our Lord, 25*^ of the 
first Kanun, K!z^.ia t^'.iKl^ f7 ^,,fmn mla 
i^a ^.^.1 co.iL iua.i . Pol. 97 b. 

8. The Circumcision of our Lord, I** of the 
second Kanun, r^.iKl^ ^ ^.^ai^.i auuia 
^,^.1 (sic) cDi\oi\ji . Pol. 116 b. 

9. The Epiphany, 6*^ of the second Kanun, 
r^lcDOi.! r^z*.ia t<^.iKl^ .a ^^^oiaa oa. Pol. 
127 a. 

10. The Presentation of our Lord, 2^^ of 
Shebat, KlA^isn t^nr^^ »\*iTn ^i^ua 
fdLfuonX «^in.i cd^Jl^^q.! • Pol. 143 b. 

11. TheAnnunciation of the blessed Virgin, 
25^^ of Adar, r^z*.ia t^'.irt:^ i:ifda caZ 

l»t^vi\^ ftlfkftd^ . PoL 154 d. 

12. The Commemoration of the martyr 
George, 23^ of Nisan, ^^ llax ^ftuia A^ 
^ord\^ re'.i^i^ttsi . Pol. 166 a. 

13. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 
24^ of Haziran, f^:if^^ . «,^^u4ju^ ZI 
rdirUA&iSa ^cu »iM.l cDi\o:uLr^.i • Pol. 
176 J. 

14. i!he Commemoration of S. Peter and 
S. Paul, 29*^ of Haziran, Hoa «4^vyo 3^ 
jtooXo&o jtooi^^ fCftiJLiL »auH . Imperfect. 
Pol. 184 a. 

15. The Transfiguration, 6*** of Ab, ^r^ o 

lost^^. Pol. 196 a. 

16. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 15*^ 
of Ab, rdi^lCL^.! f^.lf^!v f^l^ .af^a go! 
f^ak. .^a^^ f^orAf^ i\.iL.i . Pol. 204 5. 



17. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, 29^^of Ab, aJAo^.! t^nr^ ^rda A^ 
rdi.i»kaa ^cu >iM.i . Pol. 213 b. 

On fol. 220 b there is a note, giving 
the date and the name of the scribe, Peter, 
the son of Mark, from the town of Dara. 
f^iSLSasne^ . (sic) r^oaii&o rdi^w A^ ol^ 
tJLD va r^o.i jtooi^ r^isn.i ITiA r<aaifi90 

^^Mmi (sic) f^.1.1 ^ . j&itotiu »ia& ia 3*0.1 
can usa . (sic) tMoi\ mta CD.Vf^a . rdalcuaff.! 

. fduisn iuLju0.1 t<^.lfd^ f^OCD tCDO^r^O 

^re iuu3 ^4:JL .^kjci^ ^r^ ^ ^icu 

•fi»oi;iifiaaAf^.i Klux. ^ l^o K^Kl^uaoMO 

• •4LO • fdacu ,**^^^-^'^ is 

On fol. 1 a there is an Arabic note, rather 
indistinctly written, which states that this 
book was presented as a wal:f to the Syrian 
convent in the desert of Macarius by one 
Abu 's-Surur in the year of the martyrs 993, 
A.D. 1277.^^^1 y ^^^ji^l joiJl *y,l f^Ufll ijjb 

(?) ^/ u^ *^ ^^l u^ (?) ^ 

^j\j}i\ ]S^ ^;J^ /SlJj AtU jjJ iJU c^^l 

There are some rude attempts at orna- 
mentation in this volume. 

[Add. 14,711.] 

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Vellum, about 10| in. by 7^, consisting of 
243 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especially towards the end. The 
quires, signed with letters, are 31 in number, 
licaves are wanting after foil, 15 and 239^ 

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n 20 to 26. This yolume is written in a 
)d, regular hand of the xi*^ or xii*^ cent., 
L contains — 

lelect Canons for various Pestivals, Saints' 

j^s, etc., translated from the Greek, for 

use of the Malkites* Title, foL 1 a: 

isiu^ f<z..lflLo.l f^oi.io f^x^no f^ar^:i 

9 authors of the canons are not always 
ntioned^ Those actually named are : John 
Damascus, ^cu f^«jKL4», ^i^cu i^laf^, 
^ rt!9r^, or t-1^ f^isr^; Cosmas, i^lar^ 
OJtoflLo or j^CLn Klar^; Joseph, rdar^ 
ocu; Mark, j^cuoisn nlar^; Theodore 
udita), j»oio.iOf^i\ fdaf^; and Andrew 
Crete, •fioor^r^i.ilr^ t^aSOlu . 
L. The Commemoration of S. Barbara, 

LI a. 

I. The Sunday before the Nativity of our 

rd, JLik. : r^^L Aua.i t^nr^^ >i^.ia.l .zjaru* 

Xa!b^O AjiJKUf^O ^coisp^ r^^oiiaf^ >Zfti 

.aji A*r^4i.io i^aU^* : 1^ : JL:k.o • FoL 8 a. 

i. The Nativity of our Lord. 

z. r^iL jk^a.! f^^f^^ ^a»«.TnX; imper- 

t at the end. FoL 12 a. 

b. ft^ iua:i rc'^Ki^ ; imperfect at the 

jinning. FoL 16 a. 

L The Epiphany. 

a. f<nr^^ A\a*n ■.%q1 : .a 

ijj.1 iua.i . FoL 27 a. 

&. fdb.UD pe'^r^l:^ : .a : < 

icoai.! . FoL 32 a. 

6. The Presentation of our Lord in the 

mple, ^4^.1 cDA\\\*ai .^nTi ^iit:3 

buciA . FoL 43 b. 

6. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin, 

uagjf).! f<Lb.UD f^r^j^ : i.ifda : goa 

K:»va\^. FoL 61 a. 

V. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist, 



riSSia. FoL 57 J. 

8. The Transfiguration of our Lord on 
Mount Tabor, t^nr^^ :KU»ii .aKla :aa 
1091^^ lo]^ A^.i «^i^.i oui^oia • FoL 63 b. 

9. The Decease of the blessed Virgin, 

f^orAf^ . FoL 73 J. 

10. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist, ooyio^.! r^.ir^Lk. : KU»ii .aKla «^^ 

FoL 83 b. 



11. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin, 

f^orAf^. FoL 88 J. 

12. The Exaltation of the holy Cross, 
fdoLiA^:! caMiMoi.1 f^.ir^Lk. Aoi^rda :lua 
ftl^oi& . FoL 92 b. 

13. The Invention of the Head of S. John 
the Baptist. 



^cu »isQ:i auuin • FoL 



FoL 



97 ft. 

^■i^ t ^i\ii\.i : yt\^ ^Ja»€u >isn.i 

100 6. 

^uai ^h\n ^€u >iM.i . FoL 104 a. 

14. The Sunday of the Pharisee and the 
Publican (third Sunday after Epiphany), 
rdfift&siQO rdz*idk.i rdauLa .ijjl , FoL 108 b. 

15. The Sunday of the Prodigal Son (Sep- 
tuagesima), f^cj^t^ r^vs.! rd»La.v» • FoL 
Ilia. 

16. The Saturday of the Deprivation of 
Flesh; the Commemoration of the Bead: 

^1^ ^.1 f^:ui2L ^..ooaiAa rdiiskci . FoL 
114 a. 

17. The Sunday of the Deprivation of 
Flesh (Sexagesima), d^osnuisn.! Kla.x3.iM 
t^iA». FoL 118 J. 

18. The Saturday of Cheese; the Comme- 



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moTatlon of the holy Fathers : : f^ikai. : ^ibcu 

Fol. 123 b. 

19. The Sunday of the Deprivation of 
Cheese (Quinquagesima), hsosn^xsnn f<:aanu 
(awoTvpiOirt^) f^xaa\^. Fol. 129 b. 

20. The first Saturday in Lent; the 
Commemoration of Theodore : : i^Ai^x. ^cu 

Pol. 133 b. 

21. The first Sunday in Lent^ : rdAxat^ 
_ ^. FoL 136 5. 

22. The second Sunday in Lent, : ]xa.i«i 
_ ^ . Fol. 140 b. 

23. The third Sunday in Lent, : Ix^.im 
f<l»o^i : ^. Fol. 144 J. 

24. The fourth Sunday in Lent, : f^Lu9:u» 
f<l»o^ : .1 . Fol. 150 a. 

25. The fifth Sunday in Lent, : rdAx^^^ 
_ Fol. 153 a. 

26. The sixth Saturday in Lent; the Com- 
memoration of Lazarus, who was raised from 
the dead: : rdJMo^^ :o : r^iua-s. ^cu 

Fol. 156 a. 

27. Palm Simday, reirkcott':! f^z^s^ J»:u». 
Fol. 160 b. 

28. Monday in Passion (Holy) Week, 
f^!x«i.i r^z*.iJD ft^nrn ^Hh\ ^cu . Fol. 165 a. 



: 9 : ^cu 



f<l»o^.i 



: CD : ^cu 



29. Tuesday, f^!x»i.i 
Fol. 168 a. 

30. Wednesday, f^x^n 
Fol. 170 b. 

31. Thursday, i^ir^i^ 
rdx.:iD . Fol. 173 a. 

32. The Great Friday of the Crucifixion 
(Oood Friday), r^^i t^^ax:^ or i^^oi^ 
f<^ai&^i.i . Fol. 178 b. 

33. The Great Saturday, f^z*:w t<!M€u 
i^itti f^4ia3L3 . Fol. 187 6. 

34. The Sunday of the Passoyer (Easter 
Sunday), k!z.*:id KUr^.i fOxxa.ia» . FoL 
192 a. 



35. New (or Low) Sunday, 
f^Auuf . Fol. 196 b. 

36. The second Sunday of Pentecost; the 
Commemoration of Joseph of ArimathsBa and 
the women who bore the spices : : f^laLAa:u» 

f^4u»Dico. Fol. 201 J. 

37. The third Simday after Easter, Hi:xo%u 
r^^ liian f^^h\n . Fol. 206 a. 

38. Wednesday in the midweek of Pente- 
cost, OA«2^ : Ai^.^^:i ft^iTn : it : ^cu . 
Fol. 210 b. 

39. The fourth Sunday of Pentecost; of 
the Samaritan woman : : aal2LiSk.i :« : JZs^m 
f^^ias. »cb 1^ . Fol. 216 b. 

40. The fifth Sunday of Pentecost ; of the 
blind man whom our Lord healed : : f^bkZB!i«» 
•4;aiJ»f^3 r^j2afl9 009 JL:k.:i!^:i :cD. Fol. 
221 J. 

41. Thursday in the sixth week of 
Pentecost; the Ascension of our Lord: 

f<i^T\ fdMX9 « Fol. 226 a. 

42. The sixth Sunday of Pentecost ; the 
Commemoration of the Nicene Fathers: 

t^hxcoar^^ rdivskci : — ^«* ^^ ^i 

rdU.£ui.i j»o.icalfi9.i . Fol. 229 5. 

43. The last Sunday of Pentecost, t^bkZB^M 
j8pofn\i^ JbQCUL.i . FoL 233 a. 

Then follows a Calendar of the Festivals, 
Saints' Days, etc., for the whole year. Fol. 
240 a. It is imperfect at the be^nning, for 
the whole of Ilul and the first Teshrin, as 
well as the greater part of the second 
Teshrin, are wanting. 

Owing to fol. 243 being torn, the precise 
date of this manuscript can no longer be 
given. All that can now be read of the 
subscription (fol. 243 b, first column) is: 

>aKl ^CU9 rdiCD fda^ fdftJ09 Ins. 

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The name of the scribe was John, as 
appears from the first words in the second 
column : fdAu^^vyi^ ^his^n f^&Li» ^imaA 

•4LO • f^A^ftflVa 

Then follow a few lines of a hymn in a 
more modem hand: m n ti o^ m aa 
OQoX .rdaa-da^w «,^^ K'r^l\^(8ic) f^xsJi 



On the margin of foL 1 a there is an 
Arabic note, in a good hand, not much more 
recent than the manuscript itself: JijJI )jjb 

v/ LT^if ^jJi^^ ^^ *^^ lTW^ ^-0*!;51 Ur;M 

»4>y«lc, "this Tolume belongs to Peter the 
monk, the recluse of Hunak, from Shaizar, 
the stylite."* The remainder is no longer 
legible. 

[Add. 12,179.] 

CCCCXL 

Seven paper leaves, about 6f in. by 4|, 
the last of which is much torn. They con. 
tain part of a Gbreek canon, written in a 
good Malkite hand of the xiii*^ cent., with 
16 lines in e^h p$tge.. 

[Add. i7,272, foU. 106—112.] 

CCCCXIL 

Vellum, about 8f in. by 6, consisting of 
188 leaves, a few of which are slightly 
damaged, especially foil. 8, 15, and 182. 
The quires, signed with letters, were origin- 
ally 29 in number, but several are wanting 
at the beginning, and one at the end of the 
volume. Leaves are also missing after foil. 
7 and 94. The number of lines in each page 

. * Qunak is the name of a place near Ma'arrat an- 
No'man, acoording to YiJ^ut in the Mu'jam al-Buldan. 



varies from 16 to 22. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular, Malkite band of. 
about the xi*^ cent., and contains-r- 

The Oct6echus (Oktwixo^, jtoojurdo^Drt) 
of the services of Sunday, according to the 
Malkite use. 

1. Eirst tone ; wanting. 

2. Second tone ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

3. Third tone, rd.^^ rdl^^ . Fol. 24 b. 

4. Fourth tone, H ^ . Fol. 63 a. 

6. Fifth tone, r^^jusnu rdia . Fol. 86 a. 

6. Sixth tone, rAsM rdi&i . FoL 110 a. 

7. Seventh tone, Tn f<iAi . Fol. 134 a. 

8. Eighth tone, 7L ^T; imperfect at the. 
end. Fol. 163 b. 

The canons are ascribed to John of Da- 
mascus, (a*) acu KLai^, and Cosmas, i^are 



[Add. 17,133.] 

ccccxm. 

Three vellum leaves, about 8 in. by 6J, 
slightly stained and soiled. They belonged 
to a Malkite Octdechus, written in a good, 
regular hand of the xi*^ cent., with 17 or 18 
lines in each page. 

[Add. 14,622, foU. 1—3.] 

CCCCXIV. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 6 J, consisting of 
166 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 4—6, 39, 137, 138, 
141, 143, 144, and 163—166. The quires, 
signed with letters, were probably about 30 
in number; but i^, .a, .^ and «^ (-a^) 
are lost, and several others are very impCTfect. 
Leaves are wanting after foU. 1, 2, 3, 6, 122, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 160, 162, 163, and 
164. There are from 19 to 23 lines in each 
page. This volume is written in a good, 
regular hand of the xi*^ or xii**^ cent., and 
contains — 

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and of the ferial days, jacoording to.the Mal< 
Jdte use. 

1.. First tone, nili.».%a f<iA4; yery im- 
perfect. Fol. laf 

2. Second tone, k!!.*!^ f<a^i ; imperfect. 
FoL 5 6. 

3. Third tone, rd»^^ f<iAi . Fol. 30 a. 

4. Fourth tone, ftU^^^^ai rdi^i . Fol. 58 b. 

5. Fifth tone, f^AjB«Ma> KX&i . Fol, 87 a. 

6. Sixth tone, r^^^ rdi^i ; imperfect. 
Fol. 115 a. 

7. Serenth tone, f^i\ iit. f<a^i; very 
imperfect. Fol. 134 J. 

8. Eighth tone, r^AOisn^ f^x&i ; rery im- 
perfect. Fol. 148 b. 

The canons are ascribed to John of Da- 
mascus, y4f<Cu (rda^f^) f^lai^, »Jk€U i^laf^, 
^f<M f^laf^, or t-i^ fdai^; and Cosmas, 

Green paint has been often used in the 
rubrics and other ornaments of this volume. 

[Add. 14,508.] 

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Paper, about 8| in. by 6|, consisting of 
228 leaves, some of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 1, 8, 25, 197, and 219—228. 
The quires, signed with letters, were 30 in 
number, but the firjst and jQlfth are now 
missing. There are from 16 to 22 lines in 
each page. This volume is written in a good, 
regular, MaUdte hand ; dated A. Gr. 1570, 
A.D. 1259; and contains — 

G?he Octd^chus of the services of Sunday 
and of the ferial days, according to the Mal- 
Idte use. 

1. First tone ; imperfect at the beginning. 
Tol. 1 a. 

2. Second tone ; imperfect. Fol. 24 b. 

3. Third tone. Fol. 48 a. 

4. Fourth tone. Fol. 74 a. 

5. Fifth tone. Fol. 105 a. 

6. Sixth tone. Fol. 133 a. 

7. Seventh tone. Fol. 157 a. 



8. Eighth tone. Fol. 177 b. 

The canons are ascribed to John of Da- 
mascus, fdxax.a (or ^ 1 mO i) ao-* rdar^ 
lo^uo xja ft^i noftr^ii , and Cosmas of 
Jerusalem, f^aJLt^^o^ (or f^baflpao) k^iojo . 

9. Exaposteilaria, j»f^iK:L\fl»GL&jBa.&rc' 
rfiusoAa 1^1, eleven in number. Fol. 217 b, 

10. Theotokia, l^.i j»f^.«-&a^or<^ 
t<^iub.ia f^icNuo.! jMt&tt&PC', also eleven in 
number. Fol. 220 b. 

11» Stich6ra of the eleven gospels of the 
Besurreotion, ^^^oil^or^ r^ A^ •..oiAa^i^ 
r^^r^ A^3 t^^isn^:i . Fol. 223 a. 

The last of these is followed by a note, fol. 
227 a, giving the date and the name of the 
scribe, Ma'mar, a priest of Kara (see also 
foil. 74 a and 177 b). \v»n rd-V* -^ ^ 

• (sic) KlJo^AM jtooftLaia 

After this note, there is a kathisma for 

the blessed Virgin, fol. 227 a, ^^lA •^ISua 

. ^hcsn^^A (i.e. AaooX) «al j» ,oa f^onXrf 

[Add. 14,710.] 

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Paper, about 9| in. by 6f , consisting of 72 
leaves (Add. 17,233, foil. 80—151), a few of 
which are much torn, especially foU. 80, 81, 
87, and 138. The quires, signed with Syriac 
letters and Coptic arithmetical figures, were 
originally upwards of 23 in number; but 
r< — .^j and all after «^, are lost, and 
some of the remainder are imperfect. 
Leaves are wanting after foil. 80, 135, 137, 
145, and 151, There are from 18 to 20 lines 
in each page. This manuscript is written in 
a good, regular, MaUdte hand of the xiii^ 
cent., and contains— r 

1. The Oct66chus of the services of Sunday 
and of the ferial days according to the Mal- 
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Tones 1—6 are irantmg. Sixth tone, 
f^^^ r<!i^i , imperfect at the beginning; 
fol. 80 a. Seventh tone, it^iviiT. r^i^i , 
foL 87 a. Eighth tone, j» rdi&i , foL 102 a. 

Subscription, giving the name of the scribe 

Paul, fol. 125 a: r^oAf^ ^^j^cl^^jo >Lx. 
reds fdaicus fdon^ vyr< j»OJUf^o^gsr< 
f^laft^ cpAJfin • (sic) f^iuu* jisSki\f^3 i^i^oa 

r^QOA ftlMJLB Kl^i^ jtoalOi&n »CDflLacu» 

2. Canons of the Resurrection, by John of 
Damascus and Cosmas, arranged according 
to the eight tones: kIjaijd ^xJahix ^o^ 

First tone, fol. 125 b. Second tone, im- 
perfect, fol. 134 b. Third tone, imperfect, 
fol. 138 a. Fourth tone, imperfect, fol. 144 b. 
Tones 5 — 8 are wanting. 

[Add. 17,233, foU. 80—151.] 

ccccxvn. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 5^, consisting of 258 
leaves, a few of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 8—10, and 252. 
The quires are 33 in nximber. From the first 
to the twenty-sixth, they are marked with 
Arabic words at the upper comer of the first 
page (e.g. foil. 19, 27, etc.) ; the remaining 
seven are marked with both Arabic words and 
Syriac letters (from 1 to 7), but have also 
later Coptic signatures in ciphers (from 27, 
Us , to 33, J-yf)* Leaves are wanting at 
the beginning and end, as well as after foil. 
4 and 110. There are 14 or 15 lines in each 
page. This volume is written in a neat, 
regular, Malkite hand of the xiii^ cent, and 
contains — 

1. The Oct66chus of the services of Sunday 
and of the ferial days, according to the Mal- 



kite use. 1^ f^iAi, imperfect, fol. 1 a; 
•a r^A&i, a mere fragment, fol. 5 a; J\jr^A&i, 
foh 5 a; "i r^Ci^i, fol. 12 a; m K^i&i, foL 
20 J; crftfi^i,fol. 26 J;Tftfi^i, foL30a; 
Z r^A&i , fol. 36 a. 

2. Lessons firom the Epistles and Gospels 
for the ferial days, t^nlux..i t^iSicun r^L^o 
f^h\%:iSDO KUkaiaL ^, with ft%2ao% and 
rdWocD. Fol. 415. 

3. Lessons from the Epistles and Grospels, 
to be read at the celebration of the holy 
Eucharist, on Sundays, w^u ■\t. ^ i^uvo 

•&a.Ta»:i : r^hishcLsn , with i^'i^aoi and 
kAXocd, arranged according to the eight 
tones. Fol. 64 a. 

4. Lessons for Whitsun Day, to be read 
at the celebration of the holy Eucharist, 
j8pOfn\i^.i KteoA KlJcoaaa . Fol. 78 b. 

5. Lessons from the Gospels, to be read 
at morning prayer, on Sundays, ^ i^uia 

These are the eleven Gospels of the B/Csur- 
rection. Fol. 80 b. 

6. Services for various Commemorations. 
a. Of Moses, f^4.ai tt^t.n ^ »iMX * FoL 

94 &. 

5. Of any Apostle, ocd f^uft" i^amIx. A^; 
imperfect. FoL 102 J. 

c. Of any Saint and Bishop, k^jmlm Ijl. 
coajbio . FoL 111 a. 

d. Of Michael the Archangd, rtix^iX 
JurdA^M rd&Kia.i . FoL 125 b. 

e. Of the Ascension of Elijah (20*^ of Ta- 
muz), f<% II r^f^.i oialcuto lasoiisa vy Fol. 
135 J. ^ 

/. Of any Prophet, ocd f^ui^ ftUm Jl^ . 
FoL 147 a. 

g. Of Bishops and Martyrs, Jl^ olooif 
t^^ca»a onajbi . Fol. 167 a. 

h. Of Martyrs, t<^.i<£a» Ja. . Fol. 166 a. 

i. Of any one Martyr, r^lsio^ia .14* r<:iaitt\. 
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j\ Of any female Martyr, (sic) rf^oafi^ J^ 
»co.i rAut^. Fol. 184 b. 

k. Of any fbmale Saint, 1^3*1^ i^AuttM JL^ 
»ai.i. FoL192a. 

;. Of Bishops and of Martyrs, cQft.uuiA 
K'zicaitoo . Eol. 201 a. 

7. A Calendar of Saints' Days, with occa- 
sional brief indications of the services, 
abridged from the Menaea: r^^CLlflLoi^ 
.coi& f<h\XLS^ f^l4&oi&9 f<?if^lil:i • FoL 204 h. 

8. An index to the services of the two 
parts of the Tri6dion, commencing with 
rdai Kteo^ f^i^oXoa, and ending with 

249 a. 

9. At the end are a few hymns, entitled 

f^ooArt^, f^.ioafia\ , f<i ft! tt \ , and ^it»o 11 
r^.*uu^sa . FoL 265 5. 

The name of the scribe was John, as ap- 
pears from the subscriptions on foil. 41 a 
and 94 a, KlA^ ^cu A^ A^o • 

[Add. 17,240.] 

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Paper, about 10 in. by 6J, consisting of 
324 leaves, the last eight of which are much 
stained and torn. G?he quires, 39 in number, 
are signed with letters, and by a later hand 
with Coptic arithmetical figures. There are 
from 14 to 24 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a good, regular, Malkite 
hand; dated A. Gr. 1524, A.I). 1213; and 
contains — 

The Oct66chus of the ferial days, accord- 
ing to the Malkite use. Title, fol. 1 a: 
f^iSki f^x^sbi^ ^i^aiu^ r^ooAft^ ^,j!iO \ n 

a. Pirst tone. Monday, rdi^ia ^f<l»:iD 
OA*^.! kIjoId f<iTi ^1^ ^cu:i f^Lsn^n 
fdakKdL:ib.io • Fol. 1 a. 



Tuesday, ^cuiMA «^^€u:i i t^ia 1 n 

i^\^ . Fol. 9 a. 

Wednesday, j^ica kSicoo : .xa : .1 : pQCu 
f^bAf^^iJu JL. . Fol. 12 a. 

Thursday, f^i^a^hc^ r^iam jlsa m ^cu 
r^i*AiLi . FoL 16 a. 

Friday, rdioio r^aA^ A^ oi.;^ ^cu • 
Fol. 19 a. 

Saturday, i^^coad A^ r^AiA : i^iiax. ^cu 
^^M^s^c^ . Fol. 26 a. 

6. Second tone. Fol. 28 6. 

c. Third tone. Fol. 63 b. 

d. Fourth tone. Fol. Ill a. 

e. Fifth tone. Fol. 168 a. 
/. Sixth tone. FoL 192 a. 

g. Seventh tone. Fol. 229 b. 

h. Eighth tone. FoL 276 b. 

A note on fol. 110 b gives the date and the 
name of the scrihe, Joseph bar Antar; but 
the name of his village has been erased (it 
began with the letter^), and that of Ma'lula 

substituted. ^^4351:^9 rdico i^la^ >A^f^ 

: 009^ : >\*iTn : J^ : oi^iiBttsAf^.i i^Iiatm 
:iiuL:k.:i i^ia Asoc^ tr^J^o lr<\^^ 
: ^voja f<.in\n rdio : tt^niTn r<%a^9 
AiMJl : Of^ opa f^iJD.i : ^ As^ r^ • . .^9 
• ^asof^o : ^tsnr< 0090^ : A^ : >Aii^ : onua 

There are several notes, chiefly in Arabic, 
scattered throughout the volume ; viz. 

FoL 73 a. A rudely written note, con- 
taining the name of j^^yt J^m j\ . 

FoL 104 b. A note, stating that this 
manuscript waa given as a wakf to the con- 
vent of Sergius and Bacchus at Ma'lula . 

Fol. 110 b. A note to the same effect, 
written by the priest Elias of Ma'lula, to 
which the priest Bizk-allah has added a few 
words in Syriac. ^ ^<xS]) >mi^ yjjJI Ijjt 



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i^¥iTn f^iAittftSfQO Kl^i^ vvia^k. rd»tsa i&.i^K' 



The same Bizk-allali has written on fol. 

32 J, jdJI j]^ ^\ ,^/^\ Jo^\ Ji\ ^j li 

The deacon Yahya bin Salman (or Sulai- 
lan) has recorded his name on fol. 298 a : 

< iUl A«^ (c;^jJ^) J-^ 

On fol. 306 a we find a similar entry, by 
lie priest Nasr-allah ibn Musa of Ma'lula : 

;jj^\ ^y I jjlJI CJ;UJI (sic) ^m JJb ^ (^)> 

jjiy^ J adll 1^ J^ j;)/ ^j;* ^^ ^^1 (sic) aU^ 

On fol. 814 J, one Michael, patriarch of 
utioch,* has entered his name, with a date 
^pressed in Coptic arithmeticai figures, 
^^ U/, apparently A. M. 7042, A.D. 1534. 

<fll iS^j ^ jXSj] V^UJI J)j^\ liA (sic) (J: 

iy^-^lc ^Jj ^ (sic) ILJS) viJ^>JI J^iju 

^^ ^ V^ Jj ^ l;ai ^j^ J^ J'-Ht y^^ 3UJUJ ^JWI 

5;l«^l ^^1 aj^l ^ viUiS ^ ii ^jL lAc i^yij 

A^KiSlj JUcSI ^ 

eov7r6X66)9 'AvTioj(€la^ ical wdoT)^ avaroKrfi : — 

Foil. 318 — 324, which were used by the 
3U3t oriental binder as fly-leaves, are fragments 
fa Malkite lectionary of the xiii*^cent. The 
3ssons are taken from the Old Testament, 
ccording to the Peshitta version. 

In this ntianuscript there are rudely exe- 

''^ Se^ Le Quiep, Or. Christ., t. ii., col, 770. 



cuted omaxnents at the beginning of ^ach 
day's canon. 

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Paper, about 6^ in. by 3|, consisting of 72 
leaves (Add. 17,258, foil. 119—190), a few 
of which are much torn, especially foil. 119, 
134, and 181. The quires are without signa- 
tures. The number of lines in each page 
varies from 10 to 16. This manuscript is 
written in a good, regular, Malkite hand of 
the xiii^ cent. ; with the exception of foil. 
142, 143, 158, 159, 178, 179, 189, and 190, 
which are later additions. It contains — 

Services according to the Malkite use. 

1. Part of a service, imperfect at the be- 
ginning. Pol. 119 a. 

2. Exaposteilaria of the ferial days, 
r<*wiuT. pe'idbcu.i j^ojhu^r^. Pol. 122 a. 

3. The Horologium or services of the daily 
canonical hours ; viz. 

a. f<<&UA.2n9-o p^ikjki.:! r^i\aX^, morning 
prayer or prime. Pol. 131 b. 

b. ^i^ju ^^ r^^oX^ , terce. Pol. 144 a. 

c. ^m:JL iuz..! rei^a^, sext. Pol. 152 a. 

d. (juucapuTfioi) tSn\%jaSnn f^oX^ , cucoXovffta 

T&V TVTTI.K&V. Pol. 162 5. 

e. ^a:ul •^kjL^.i t<'<&\aX^, none. Pol. 169 a. 

f. r^aLsai.1 p^(i\CLl^ , evening prayer or 
vespers. Pol. 180 a. 

At the end of each service there is a rude 
attempt at ornamentation. 

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78 leaves. The quires, signed with letters 
and Coptic arithmetical figures, were ori- 
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wanting both at the l)eginning and end, and 
there are laounad after foil. 16, 72, 76, and 
77. Each page has from 12 to 17 lines. 
This manuscript is written in a good, 
Malkite hand of the xiii^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

The Horologium or daily hours of the 
Malkite church ; viz. 

1. r^v^^ Ki^cA^ , morning prayer ; im- 
perfect at the beginning and end. PoL 1 a. 

2. ^A^JL ^^ f^^kcA^, terce; imperfect 
at the beginning. Fol. 17 a. 

3. ^4!uL jkaui f^^kcA^ , sext. Fol. 22 b. 

4 »aQiiaso:i e\2 . FoL 30 b. 



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6. ^A^JL .aJL^n oiT, none. Fol. 39 a. 

6. f^ksQis el^ , vespers. Fol. 46 a. 

7. f^ii^cutos <^9 compline ; imperfect at 
the end. Fol. 64 b. 

8. A prayer of John Chrysodtom, >isn:i 

»^^0 rduOi li\j • r^l-Aoii^QO 

^f^ f^^s^ f^n oca . r^^&ULOOo f^<i\QAA^ 

•4LO. Fol. 73 a. 

9. Fragments of a service. Foil. 77 and 78. 

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bout lOj in. by 7J, consisting 
some of which are much stained 
torn, especially foU. 11, 13, 20, 
id 85. The quires, signed with 
line in number. Single leaves 
after foil. 5 and 11, and there is 
r fol. 82. The number of lines 
3 is very variable, owing to the 
at the top and bottom; but a 
is from 35 to 4A. This manu- 
itten on rather badly prepared 
good, though by no means ele- 
and is not improbably an auto- 
famous Jacob, bishop of Edessa. 
i. Gr. 986, A.D. 675, and con- 

ms (f^iuirkM) of Severus, pa- 
intioch, John bar Aphtunaya 
bbat of Einnesrin, John (Fsaltes 
ihus), abbat of Einnesrin, and 
rs; translated from the Greek 
by Paul, bishop of Edessa, when 
ling in the island of Cyprus (see 
[ revised and corrected by Jacob, 
above mentioned. 
: is preceded by an Index, now 



imperfect, fol. 5 b: r^.^.iocLx.o r^jc^i 

ft^i%ni\n^3 • A note at the end, fol. 11 a, 
instructs the reader how to use this index, 
so as to find easily any hymn in the book. 

1. The Nativity of our Lord, iua Ajw 
f^onXr^ r^MLftX^n.! r^.iL ; 14 hynms. Fol. 11 b. 
The third and eleventh are imperfect, and 
nos. 4 — 10 are altogether lost. 

2. The Epiphany, iwA.a A-^s r^iuu;^ 
fd«u.i ; 11 hymns. Fol. 12 b. 

3. Lent, r^z*.ia rd^o^ A^i P^Auiftjn; 
9 hymns. Fol. 15 b. 

4. The Miracles of our Lord, r^iuuja 
i^ja».l ^A^rf f<h\€Lk»r!f AufikOp^ r^^'i^.!^ Ak.:i 
r^MLftXM ; 16 hymns. Fol. 17 a. 

5. Fabn Sunday, rd^ioi^ l^i r^iiuikab 
r^MLftXM a^oxm ^oidk.i ; 7 hymns. Fol. 21 b. 

6. Judas the traitor and the Passion of 
our Lord, K£isa\&sa f^.iocn* A^:i re'Aui^a 
^oiik.i f^IzM A^o ; 3 hymns. Fol. 23 a. 

7. The holy Chrism, r^z*.ia ^.^loso A^:i ; 
2 hymns. Fol. 23 b. The second of these is 
not in the Greek origiaal, and supposed to 
have been composed by the translator, Paul : 



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8. The Washing of Feet, a hymn of John 
bar Aphtunaya, tt^iTn f^ac2a«».i i^ii^sL A^n 

fdftso^f^ • Pol. 24 a. 

9. The Wife of Pilate, coi^^i^ A^:i 
jtoo^l^^.! ; one hymn. Pol. 24 6. 

10. The Thief, r^coA^^ocb A^:i; one hymn. 
Pol. 24 5. 

11. The Passion of our Lord, ^t^^» A^.i 
reonXp^ KUft.Aua.1 ; 5 hymns. Pol. 25 a. 

12. The holy Cross, t^jL^^n i^IilA^ A^:i ; 
4 hymns, of which the fourth is by John bar 
Aphtunaya. Pol. 26 a. 

13. The Eesurrection of our Lord, t<iui:k:!A 

hymns. Pol. 27 a. 

14. Two hymns to be sung before the 
lesson from the Gospel, on the night of 
Easter Sunday, ^.ud ^Ji^re'ica.i re'iuirkM 
. f^LaaLa.v».i KUlia cna ^..aAr^^Of^.1 i^uia 
Pol. 28 b. 

15. Two hymns to be sung on the same 
night, after the lesson from the Gospel, 

^^^jAr^^p^Of^.1 1^1* la liisa . Pol. 29 a. 

16. Two hymns to be sung on entering 
the Baptistery, on the eve of Sunday, 

ft^nri.'Ut cQ^i Kte r^^.ioM^jsa • Pol. 29 b. 

17. Por those who are newly baptized, 
r^.%A^ A^.i r^iuiilM ; 10 hymns, the last 
of which is supposed to be either by John 
bar Aphtunaya or by Babulas, bishop of 
Edessa : r^z*.ia.i oa*^?^ rdl r^iui^sn r^.icD 

tCDiap^.1 f<oknnmi9kr^ • Pol. 30 a. 

18. A hymn for the midweek of Pentecost, 
t\ft>nnni\if^& Auw^.i r^Aui^an . Pol. 31 b. 

19. The Ascension of our Lord, Iaji 
ftSalcuto ; 6 hymns. Pol. 32 a. 



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20. Whitsun Day, l^:t i^^ ■ i s ^ 
t^cia^r^& . . On the Genuflexion, A-^t 
f^iaa .)a4fl» , one hymn ; on Whitsun Day, 
6 hymns. Pol. 33 a. 

21. The Oommemorations of Saints, 
r^z*.u.i ft:iTAo:i:i r^Aui^a ; viz. 

a. The Innocents, a\\a)kp^.i r<.iaL' A^a 
ja^ iu4.A.si (HPuiAHC) j^na^Mt^ ^; 2 
hymns. Pol. 34 6. 

J. The tlessed Virgin, A^.i r^hL^x^sh 
f^ciAf^ ik:ds ; 6. hymns. Pol. 34 b. 

c. S. John the Baptist, A.^.i t^h.jjL^^ 
f^.i^\^ ^cu rdx«:iD; 4 hymns. Pol. 

36 a. 

d. S. Stephen, •AocuL&Kl^gfiff r^z*.ia A:k..i 
(CTE*ANOC) ; 2 hymns. Pol. 37 a. 

e. The Apostles, r^z*.iD kUm\x. A^.i ; one 
hymn. Pol. 37 (t. 

f. S. Paul,(nAYAOC)jaADrda rdx.w 1^.1 ; 
one hymn. Pol. 37 b. 

g. S. John the Evangelist, ^Ja»flu A^ 
^^or^o jtoCL^^or^^; one hymn. Pol. 

37 J. 

h. S. Mark the Evangelist, f^!ju.ia A^.i 
r^^i^fisl^f^orf ,flf»n nirtisq; one hymn. 
Pol. 38 a. 

i. S. John the Evangelist and S. Thomas 
the Apostle, .rrA^yfttAy^r^brf^CU r^z*:iD A:k..i 
fCftiJLx. f<l»op^i\ r^z*:io A^o; one hymn. 
Pol. 38 a. 

J. S. Thomas, fd.saor<^ fdJLft.iJD l^i 
^r^:ia4jA (GajMAC) ; one hymn. Pol. 38 b. 

k. The holy Prophets, rd^ib A^:i f^Aui^A 
r^z*:iD ; one hymn. Pol. 38 b. 

I. Zachariah the prophet, rdjL^%n A^ 
kIaai (ZAX^^PI a) f^ir^l&i ; one hymn. Pol. 

38 6. 

m. Job the just, and our brethren in the 

wrarxetov (poorhouse), . .aCUr^ K!a.*.il A^ 

«^^aAa\&a.i ...aim ^f< A^o (luiA, sic); 
one hymn. Pol. 39 a. 

n. The holy Martyrs, r^:icafl» A^:i i^AuirkM 
r^z*:io; viz. 

a. Leontius, j»<\ i\iofd\ f^xA.uD A:k..i 
(AeONTION) ; one hymn. Pol. 39 a. 
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f<9mfl» ; 2 hymns. Fol. 39 b. . 

. 7. Babylas of Antioch, rCjL^%j^ ^ ^1 

fd^o n m i ftf^ (BABYA2^N) rdlcuard^ 

«n:k. (sic) mfl»f^:i ; 2 hymns. FoL 40 a. 

£. Sergius and Bacchus, ^nta& A^9 
jtoO&rdno (C6PriOC) jtoitVo*^^ rdx*:uo 
(B2^KXOC) ; 3 hymns. Pol. 40 b. 

€• Menas, rdi^r^sa tt^Tiin r^:i€Qfl» A^9 
(MHNAC); one hymn. Fol. 41 a. 

ir. Simeon Stylites, _^^^ K!z^.i-a A^ 
r^CL^r^i ; one hymn. Fol. 41 a. 

fj. Antony, j»<\ ■ 10 \^ ir^ rdar^ A^9 
(ANTouNIOC) ; one hymn. Fol. 41 ft. 

6. The Maccabees, Shamuni and her seven 
sons and Eleazar, fd^aJLsQ w^Tji n JLk..! 

rdicoflk iv^K"; 2 hymns. Fol. 41 b. 

i. The Egyptian m^yrs, r^.icafl» A^.i 
(AinrnTIOYC) rd^oXjt' rdJuriJa; one 
hymn. Fol. 42 a. 

K. The Persian martyrs, fdz*.ia r<:icafi9 A^.i 
Kl^ttiik ; one hymn. Fol. 42 b. 

K The GentDe martyrs, Juventinus, Lon- 
ginus and Maximus, who suffered under 
Julian, . f^i \ V\i \^ rdisLi^n t^:iiaso A^ 
(VOYB6NTINOC) ^niiVncu (reNTIAIOI) 
jtoOMAtt&Mo (AOrriNOC) >»A I ■ \iqXo 
»^<\Vn (sic) .iGafipr^.! ^co (MA^IMOC) 
k:&u» (IOYAIANou) .fioauXflu; one hymn. 
Fol. 42 *. 

/*. The Himyarite martyrs, who suflfered 

at Najran {Jff)y in the time of Justin, 
under the Jewish king Masruk, t^^^aso A^.i 

rtbcD tCDO^p^.! f^iV\y.i f<lftJL299 jsavfiB-to 
Kli^^H^ coco ^.11 Acq .* f^<K&^iiis3 f^.iflu 

one hymn, composed by John Psaltes, 



fduo^f^. FoL 43 a. 

V. The forty Martyrs of Sebaste (CG- 
B2^CTH), f^:icofi9 ^A^jsif^ A^9 kAuiaai 
r^ZftSis ; . 5 hymns. Fol. 43 a. 

o. The female Martyrs, A^.*i f^iuii.^M 
r^iLi ^ (sic) oacoj^r^a pd&ubHa r<^caso : yiz. 

a. Thecla, r^ia^ peikx*.iD rt^cafl» A^ 
(eeKAA) ; one hymn. FoL 44 6. 

/8. Drosis, •£^^0901:1 r^i^:iD f<^mso A^ 

jtooiftlfti^i cD^ia ^ocD Gii*^f^.i (APOCIC) 

cbaar^ ^.la ,tt^i^ni\irdaa ; 2 hymns. FoL 

44 6. 

7. Euphemia, r^^&uL^n-a r^ioEU]» Jl^s 
(eY*H M U) rdiM&ore; one hymn. FoL 45 a. 

S. Pelagia, Kt^ux^.va r^i&\.icEU]» Jl^s 
(nCAAFU) rd4\rdXrda; one hymn. FoL 

45 a. 

p. The Martyrs in common, A^.i re'ika^a 
^r^a\^r^z*.iD f^coito ^.^oooIa ; 14 hymns. 
Fol. 45 a. 

q. The holy Fathers, A^:i K^k^jL&jSi 
r^z*lJD f<A\oa9r^; viz. 

a. The Commemoration of Bishops in com- 
mon, ^r^a\^f<^anftiiftf<3 r^ijka.1.1 ; one 
hymn. FoL 48 a. 

fi. Ignatius, second bishop of Antioch, 

(irNATIOC) .A^cu^Kli^f^ rdz.:u A:k.:i 

rd4^cu!^p^.i ^1^.1 f<&axuto&f^; one hymn. 

FoL 48 a. On the margin is cited the epistle 
of Ignatius to the Bomans. See Cureton's 
Corpus Ignatianum, p. 296. 
7. Peter of Alexandria, who suffered under 

Diocletian, (n6 TPOC) •fiooi\K!& r^z*.iD A:k..n 

r^aoloxa (sic) o.ioaj»P^.i . n^ux. ^.id.i ^^^103:1 
. r^lsk\»i j»oii\i\ncu.i »^ni"i (sic) f<Afik.ii:i 



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fST; one hymn. Pol. 48 b. On the margin 
is cited the martyrdom of Peter, i^laii^ ^ 

5. Gregory Thaumaturgus, A \ .1 
f<d\iib.i^ .TAiL jtofluiCL^i^; one hymn. 
Pol. 48 ft. 

6. Athanasius, j»cusof^r^h\f^ f^xM^o A^.i 

r<\ftti\\^rdftf^ jbflLoif<» ; One hymn. Pol. 

49 a. 

C Basil and Gregory Nazianzen, r^x^nn A^ 
j»flui\»iVo (BACIAGIOY) jtoOiL^rda 
(rPHrOPIOC) ; 3 hymns. Pol. 49 a. 

17. Porphyry of Antioch, rdx^.i-a A-^n 
K:&aaftL4&r^ (nOP4>YPIOC) j»cuia^i& 
ftiA^cul^p^:! ; one hymn. Pol. 49 b. 

0. John Chrysostom, ^cu r^x^xn A^.i 

ft^^n n ft! i ?kr^ (sic) . ma *wn \pO iv>oiA 

,m ■\nftAii\i\maiflLo.i ; two hymns. Pol. 

50 a. 

*. Cyril of Alexandria and the emperor 
Theodosius II., rdiiisaoS^o t^jt^xM A-^:i 
rdaa-nJBft-A^f^ (KYPIAAOC) jtocdLioo 
1^0 . rtLii.virdtt^rdlf^3 (GHlCKOnOC) 

f^lai ; one hymn. Pol. 50 b. 

K. Severus of Antioch, 4 hymns by John 
bar Aphtunaya, ^,^^'^.1 f^^'iuf^ r^(Ka:kM 

(PATPUPXHC) f^irdi\ftl& (C6YHPOY) 
(ANTIOXU) "5^1^.1, fol. 50 6; and one 
hymn, ascribed to an anonymous poet of 
Alexandria, tcool^ uk tcool^ r^i\i4»re' 

ft:»l.l-lAn^f^ r^f^a& .XJfdi . ^VMK'j fol. 
51a. 



X. Peter of Oallinicus, patriarch of An- 
tioch, ocb fd&ir^i!^r^& r^i\& f^z*.ia A^:i 
»\\nflf!qfc ^oA P^VAMre'i rd4AiAo iMr^^eo.! 

r^Aid^f^ iua.i r^iiM*! ; one hymn by John 
Psaltes. Pol. 51J. 

/i. Jtdian, patriarch of Antioch, the syn- 
ceUus of Peter of CaUinicus, r^s^xn JLk..! 

• »03asQ.ia ^.1 ocb r^0^.i oA*3 ,ft»n\nionf» 

,fBrii\\aftiq^ ^a*.! oA*.i ; one hymn by John 
Psaltes. Pol. 51 ft. 

V. John bar Aphtunaya, first abbat of 
Kinnesrin, r^uo^p^u ^ju>cu r^x^xn A^n 
^a».l caL.T • rCijLia.i K!jaQ.UD i^i^rue*! 
,ftn\\nftiq^ ; one hymn by John Psaltes. Pol. 
52 a. 

22. Two hymns on the Church, f^Auia^ 
rA\%^ JLk.:! . The first is dated as follows : 

^oX (Aegae) jaa^jtA JLk. .^i^ . pc'i^oft^flv 

. (orpaTrjyiTTy:) ,tn^^r^\r^t^x^ ^a!^OOi 
losoi^ f^iua KUito'ijak iu^ r<bcD iuiJ9 
KlX^.! r^Oj^^.Uf^ . coLa . Pol. 52 a. 

23. On the victorious and Christian 
Emperors, KUiii KlaAin JLk..! r^iuAX^M 
r^ia^^H^o; yiz. 

a. Constantine,jtoaj^\jir<!!Lfl9aiflLoKliki A^ 
rc:&\» ; one hymn. Pol. 52 b. 

b. Honorius, jtoOftioir^ r^iis3o2i^ A.^ 
rt!9i •fiocuflDo.iofei^.i coi^ . r<\\ Hh ; one 
hymn. Pol. 53 a. 

e. Gratian, (sic) jtooir^.A.i^rc'i^ JLk. 
rt!9i J8pairt^iii\ii\r<b.i covs r^^sa; one 
hymn. Pol. 53 a. 

rf. Theodosius the Great and the Council 
of Constantinople, *• rtlai j»aAfioo.iof^ JLk..! 

^^cb ^4x:a»o r^Wlsa r^z*3is rcAioiarc' JL:k.o 

■ ftn\o^ii\if<!\^aiana ai}.iDQAa cuLi^i\t<^.i ; 

one hymn. Pol. 53 a. On the margin the 
ecclesiastical histories of Socrates and Theo- 
doret are cited, with reference to Ambrose of 
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24. One hymn on the Cemeteries, r^iku^sn 

r^ufli^r^ f^H-Ao ^eoM jkatao • Pol. 63 b. 

25. After the lesson firom the Gospel, but 
chanted before it (in the convent of Bar- 
AphtunayaP), KLi^i-o liua.! f<^ ■ i \ ^nii 

3 hymns. Pol. 53 b. 

26. Three anthems, ascribed to John 
bar Aphtunaya, f^^uxaiatr^ Klan % ■ \W 

r^uo^re. Pol. 54 a. 

27. Various Prosphorici ; viz. 

a. Prosphorici, or hymns chanted by the 
choir alone, before the reception of the holy 
Eucharist, reiu«^if^i f^huSiut^ f^icja-^jsn 

r^Aioii&p^; 16 short hymns for various occa- 
sions, ascribed to John bar Aphtunaya. Pol. 
54 5. 

ft. Other prosphorici for different occa- 
sions, f^a*ia&fl9aH& r^huSiur^ r^iu-liL^PQ 

P^tf^i ^inmi^eo.1 ; 8 in number. Pol. 55 b. 

c. Short prosphorici, to be chanted after 
the reception of the holy Eucharist, t^iui^sk 

r^iiu*»9.i f^^.*iiLa «Ji»p^ieQ.i ^cd; 9 in 
number, and anonymous, ^Ajeirdi ^ittjo.! 

rdi^f<<x^<s rdlsu. »M«9i rdoi^AuL . Pol. 57 a. 

28. Hymns on various subjects ; viz. 

a. In time of wrath {deofirjvta) and cala- 
mities, i^iLu JL:k.o . i^'i^oi A^.i r^AuiilM 

f^lAo.! f^^oxsa OOCD.1 re'i^aijiiio ; 7 hymns. 
Pol. 57 a. Some of them have special titles ; 



viz. the third, tocos kU>oi 1j^ r^^iaif< 
(sic) f^isJKSttAfda ; the fifth, f^h^^^f^ 

r^i\oi.i ; and the seventh, ikxsnr/fhst^n f^^\ut^ 

5. In scarcity of rain, ^oiajklm A.^:i 
rt'i^fin ; 5 in number. Pol. 58 a. The last 
three have special titles ; viz. the third, h\c\ 
^o\uiau ^ocD r^.icD A\pn:t Ann\^.i ^^^OAcb* 

KlJo.Tnl&.i f^AuuuaftjdQ ; the fourth, re'^VfP^ 
fd«u.i:i r^z*.ia r^.ir^Lk. liisa ^unr^jkr<:i ; and 
the fifth, re'iisacbasQ JLk..! t^huno^ t^i\\ur^. 

f^l4&ouL\^ii^.i «\ftii iaxji M.1 (A.D. 515). 

e. On the earthquakes in the year 562 (of 
the era of Antioch, A.D. 514), A^i f^hCiis^sn 
•Afitti iaxji . I AoLr^ KU>i&a r^Lk.oi ; 6 
hymns. Pol. 59 a. Some of these have special 
titles; viz. the third, t^Ls^ox 1^ r^hii^r^ 
r^Auu>i ^n n ^oco.i ; the fifth, re^io^r^ 
r^lii.1.1 ^^oooL.! r^i^cTA; and the sixth, 
• f^a*AuL Kl^oi.1 ^^^oooA^ r^^\ur^ 

d. On Vitalianus the tyrant, and the vic- 
tory of Anastasius, . «<ioi\^ r^xA^^ JLk. 

f^lsJbis ; one hymn. Pol. 60 a. 

e. On the invasion of the Huns ; 2 hymns. 
Pol. 60 b. The first is entitled, A^ f^4^v»r^ 
r^Aiap^.1 K!&f^a»; the second, rtlaia A)^ 

/ On the war with the Persians, Aik. 
KlAfl9*iik.i rdssia ; 3 hymns. Pol. 60 6. 

g. On the Brumalia, i^Jsaovs A&^ ; one 
hymn. Pol. 61 a. 

h. Parsenetic, concerning lewd spectacles 
and dancing, r^i^ui A^o r^i\fia«iii» A^b. 
p^:iDi A^o f^Ai^^re':!; one hymn. Pol. 
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* i/ Concerning Trimerins the dancer (o/>- 
xn<mr:)9 when those who were making a 
solemn entry (etaiKaafAa) met him and com- 
pelled him to go bj another road, A\^ 

\\f^ t^hsiux^ f^ioKla.!; one hymn. Fol. 
61a. 

J. Concerning the monks, when he (Seve- 
rus) returned from visiting the monasteries, 

one hymn. Pol. 61 b. 

k. On Fs. xc. (xci.), i^iflusav-sa A-^ 
^4ftjL^i ; one hymn. Fol. 61 b. 

L Concerning Calliopins the vicarius 
(TOTTony/oi/nT?), who Oppressed him, A-^^i 

coajjlx..! ; one hymn. Fol. 62 a. 

m. Faraenetic hymns, K'i^cui-^^i-sa.i , 
18 in number. FoL 62 a. Some of them 
have special titles ; viz. the fourth and six- 
teenth, r^&^i ^o^io r^^oju^isn.1 reAui^an 
»Aft^f^ f^iJDioQ.i; and the ninth, Al^. 

n. Of demons warring against the soul, 
when it leaves the body, i^laijo A^ r^^vtr^ 

one hymn. Fol. 66 6. 

29. Morning hymns, re'ij^n r^AuiaA; 

23 in number. Fol. 65 b. Of these, nos. 9, 
16, 16, 17, and 18, are ascribed to the abbat 
John (bar Aphtunaya), ^cu f^S^.vL»i.i ; no. 
14 is said to be an Alexandrian hymn, 
f<^i.Vfia^t<'; and nos. 8, 10, 22, and 23, 
are anonymous, rdir^ ^^:U r^ r^-ico 

• ca*owr^ ■Mil 

30. Evening hymns, «Jl»f^ica.i f^AuiaA 
f^lxMi.! feiue.2u.iis3, 16 in number. FoL 
67 b. Of these, nos. 1, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 
14, are ascribed to the abbat John (bar 
Aphtunaya) ; whilst no. 16 is anonymous. 

31. Hymns for the Dead ; viz. 



a. f<suaL.*i r<hiM^3^ , 9 in number. Fol. 
68 6. The fifth is entitled .^oaoi A^ 
^cA jbQ.i . The ninth is ascribed to Babulas 
of Edessa, f^SkdnSoxl^f^ rdloai f^z*u9 f^^co 

6. On his (Severus's) syncellus Feter, 
A^ ^VMr^i^K'^ • r^Or^fl9 fdz*.iJD.i r^^x^r^ 
rrt\ mam r^oco:! ocb f^i^r^& Kljitjaa^; 
2 hymns. Fol. 70 a. 

c. On clerks and monks, A^o OA^iAa Aik. 
f^v.i ; 4 hymns. Fol. 70 b. 

d. On priests, r^caa^ A^.^; one hymn. 
Fol. 71 b. 

e. On bishops, f<Sk€kjLsojkAf< A:kji; one 
hymn, anonymous, kAo . »cd r^iui*9ao f<.icD 
ft^Asnr^ oj»A f^&^.*u . FoL 71 b. 

f. On virgins or nuns, f^^oiia A^:i 
r^^oJ^t^ r^^'i*:! AufikOi^; one hylnn. Fol. 

72 a. 

g. On widows, f^MMir^ A^.i ; one hymn. 
Fol. 72 a. 

h. At funerals, f^ocA.i; 8 hymns. Fol. 
12 a. 

32. On the tonsure, «^aicb.i rehAOM A^.i 
f<^ I \tor< ^Aai.o t^xsn^o^ ^cA ^)kp^.i 
r<i\€uii.i.i ; one hymn, by the abbat John 
(bar Aphtunaya), r^iive.*! ^cus . Fol. 

73 J. 

33. On a woman, who was converted from 

the Arian heresy, •flBAfl»r^W^.i f^Mckf^ Ajl. 

r^jaoai.! t^\^:i^ ^ksos^hxf^o^ one hymn. 
Fol. 74 a. 

34. On S. Simeon the Aged, ^.jiyiT, A^.i 

rdAfi» ; two hynms. Fol. 74 a. The first is 
an Edessene hymn, but anonymous, f^Aui^an 

r^i«»r^; the second is also anonymous, and, 
like the previous one, not found in the 
Greek, oj»A:i .^l^:!.* rdA f^iuAX^ib ^co 

36. Four rogationary hymns, ^hxcc^n. 
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Colophon, fol. 74 b: r^hia^xsijsn >Li. 
^ I tin i30 r^o-ioiu&r^ V9 ^ 1 t»a §30 

36. Then follows the hymn ** Gloria in 
excelsis," as translated by Paul, with this 
heading : r^isor^Aco.! r^^cuajL^ .ao^ 

. f5lk«i.&^ f^iixSQjL^ 1^ . fda»AuL r^liai ^ 

f^ix^.i . Eol. 74 d. 

On fol. 75 a there is a long note, in which 
the writer of the manuscript, Jacob, — ^who 
styles himself ^^Xottovo?, i^iAsaj^. >i»i (com- 
pare Add. 14,685), — states that these hymns 
of Severus, John bar Aphtunaya, John 
Psaltes, and others, — in all 365, of which 295 
are by Severus, — ^were translated from Greek 
into the Edessene or Syriao tongue, by Paul, 
bishop of Edessa*, whilst residing in Cyprus, 
whither he had been driven by the Persians ; 
and revised and corrected, with the help of 
Greek manuscripts, by himself, Jacob, in the 
year of the Greeks 986 (A.D. 675), according 
to the era of Seleucus Nicator, king of 
Syria. He then goes on to say that he has 
distinguished careftdly between the words of 

* ABsemani, Bibl. Or., t. iL p. 47, supposes the trans- 
lator to have been Paul of Callinicus. There seems to be 
some confusion here. Paul, bishop of Callimcus, who 
translated the homilies and seyeral other works of 
Seyerus, at Edessa, flourished about A.D. 500 — 530. 
His contemporary, Paul, bishop of Edessa, was ordained^ 
according to Assemani (Bibl. Or., t. L p. 407), A. Gr. 
821, A.D. 510; exiled to Euchaita (p. 411), A.Gr. 833, 
A.D. 522; restored to his bishopric (p. 413), A.Gr. 837, 
A.D. 526 ; and died in the following year. Lastly, the 
abbat Paul, the translator of Gregory Nazianzen, was in 
Cyprus, A.D. 624. Compare Bibl. Dr., t. i. pp. 171, 172, 
and Add. 12,153, foL 15. 



the author, and those which were added by 
the translator for the sake of the rhythm^ 
writing the former with common (black) ink, 
the latter with red paint. Whereyer the 
translator deviated at aU from the original, 
for the same reason, he has inserted a more 
literal rendering in small, neat characters 
between the lines.! 

• Jtsnua ^A^jL^o ^^f^sa . 1^109 r^aiuka iuK^ 

f^iMf^^CU90 *.f^ixia.l f^W*Tf^Al0^f^ 

>^ f^^cu fdM^ A*inn\ ^nuStsia ^n 
AuULa '.w^\*in \ ja^i .aaAiL f<i\oo 

: ^i%o hsS^L^ JLs fulfil oq\aa n^ . r^2^i^ 
M^ .*fdiaa rdM\^.i r^^OaSnSk f<l»af. 

t He might have added that he has transcribed all 
the passages of Scripture, to which reference is made 
in the hymns, in full, on the upper and lower mazgins; 
and likewise given the Greek form of most of the proper 
names that occur; as also, that the titles of aU the 
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3^1 »icof^ Afk f^iinm ^ooftiur^ rdisuK^ 
^ona filx».T£ f^la^*l r^iua^ f^» ^ 

^U» oX^T : KS^«r^.i r^iua^ r^^ilsol rdAMJi.i 

r^taV^.T r^icoiia& rdftisa rdj99relA.i / A:k\ 

«^d9.io • ^-lAcn f^iuxax.iui K:inx&sn.io 
.* «.^iuj^iir^ „>oqp^ ■\ \^o _^^ • ^ ^ 1 

. r^ae«:iB f<«»oio r^iao r^ar^ . rdai^ffOf^a 
• ^ASnKb ^aMr^o ^ASnr^ w^Sn^ oi\^ isnreio 

ThBn follow, still in the same handwriting, 
the following pieces. 

37. A small collection of anonymous 
hynms, 13 in number, f^ii..4-iji^^ ^jaa^ 

er. The consecration of a bishop, A.^9 
fd&OAAui&rS'.i ndacLo ; 5 hynms. FoL 75 d. 

J. The consecration of a church and of an 
altar, f^M9.*iao.io r^iua.i rdx^ioo.! r^iuiL^ab ; 
3 hymns. Fol. 76 a. 

c. The holy Chrism, «.eiOM A^; one 
hymn. Fol. 76 6. 



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d. Palm Sunday, 
hymn. Fol. 76 b. 

e. Judas the traitor, KlisnLpa r^^ooa*.!; 
2 hymns. Fol. 76 b. 

f. The martyrs, f^3cafl».i ; one hymn. Fol. 
76 b. 

38. Prosphorici for various occasions, 
^AafiBSJNso.1 kSso ^isart^ico9 OA*ia&i»oHak 

f^if^i , 20 in number, the first of which is 
ascribed to Severus. Fol. 77 a. 

39. Other prosphorici for various occa- 
sions, 21 in number. Fol. 79 a. 

40. Stanzas for several occasions ; viz. 

a. Kliaiao.1 f^^ , to be sung to different 
tunes. Fol. 80 b. 

b. rdsno^.! f^Aisi . Fol. 81 b. 

c. f^ir^i.1 f^laooM.! f^aoQi.i r^h\sD . Fol. 82 a. 

d. f^^via>.i f^iiajL.1 f^^ . Fol. 82 b. 

41. An extract from a letter of Severus to 
the lady Gaesaria : f<£au.to.i f^^i\j<^ ^ .aoii 

^aX.l '•fd^CU^K'.l f^lfi^irtUl^f^ft j»ov2kftllfi9 

.^^^.1 rt'oolK. Imperfect. Fol. 82 b. 

42. Part of the letter of Jacob to George, 
bishop of Serug, commencing with the words 
^cp f<Laia r<Aia* ^ <a%s.i . Fol. 83 a. See 
above, p. 109, no. clxii, ii, 1, and the edition 
of Dr. Phillips (London, 1869), p. *»^ line 
17. In the course of this piece there appear a 

few Greek vowels in red ink ; e.g. rd^ior^, 

•&lr^9, K'.ioL', »auf^.i, auidu&r^3 and 

43. A Calendar of Saints' Bays, joaDsao 

Fol. 84 a. 

These last two pieces may perhaps have 
been written by a different hand. 

On the fly-leaves at the commencement of 
the volume we find — 

44. Several hynms, the first of which is 

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t^.iL.! K'iuXoAfla ; the second, ^.iL.i 
mother, r^iiojuiiijso.i ; and the last, 
L^.i , on Julian Saba. Eol. 2 a. These 
>e in the handwriting of Jacob ; but 
^ing pieces are in another hand, 
doxology : K'ialo rdaKfl it^unOT,. 

^ia • ^LSB&ii^n Kfl.i f<suxn r<U»oiAo 

sedra for Lent, f^sao^.i f^i.ifl9 .ao^ . 

TO short extracts from Ephraim, 
i».i . Eol. 4 J. 

short extract from Philoxenus of 

\giaM.i f^4ifiB&r< » ido.i , regarding 

ouncils of the Church. Eol. 4 b. 

1 6 there is a deed of sale, by one 

another, of a plot of ground near 

ent called ^J^Vijd . The deed is in 
in the handwriting of Sa*id ibn 
lah, 4kUI ijoAc ^ sj<Mm f but the signa- 
the witnesses are in Syriac. This 
t, being wholly unpointed and care- 
itten, is very difficult to decipher, 
appears to be A. H. 382, A.D. 992-3. 
85 b there is another deed of sale 
tree, by the monk Emmanuel of the 

)f f^iul^ V.1 (^^^l^.4>) to one Jonah 
striah, in the year of the Hijra 442, 
0-51. The latter part of this deed is 
I stained and torn to admit of tran- 

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The reasons for supposing that this manu- 
script is an autograph of the famous Jacob, 
bishop of Edessa, are — 

1. The antiquity of the volume. 

2. The character of the handwriting, 
which is not regular enough for that of a 
professional scribe. 

3. The absence of any indication of another 
scribe. 

4. The care with which the specifications 
contained in the note, fol. 75 a^ have been 
adhered to throughout the whole volume, 
thus giving it an entirely different character 
and appearance from those of such copies as 
Add. 18,816. Hymn 271 (r^^), fol. 61 i, 
may serve as an example, a line marking the 
words and letters which are written with red 
paint. The title, as far as r^JAo , is yellow. 












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»^oX ^ir^ t€irf K'ocb »iixl9.i r<hia^%s iu^or^ 

5. The transcription in full, on the uppe? 
and lower margins, of all the passages of 
Scripture referred to in the hymns. 

6. The general accuracy with which the 
Greek proper names and other words are 
written in Greek letters ; and the correctness 
with which they are represented in Syriac 
characters. Such mistsJces as TIB6PIOC, 
j»cuift^it\.i ft^^in (fol. 19 a), are rare. 

[Add. 17,134.] 



CCCCXXII. 

Vellum, about 7| in. by 6 J, consisting of 
115 leaves, the first of which, being blank, 
is not numbered. A few of them are slightly 
stained and soiled. The quires, signed with 
letters, are 12 in number. There are from 
23 to 33 lines in each page. This volume is 
written in a good, regular hand of the ix*^ 
cent., and contains — 

The Hymns of Severus, patriarch of An- 
tioch, John bar Aphtunaya, abbatof Kinnesrin, 
John Psaltes, etc., as translated by Paul of 
Edessa, and revised by Jacob of Edessa. See 
Add. 17,134, from which manuscript, or one 
very similar to it, the present seems to have 
been copied. 

The hymns are preceded by an index: 

rd^cuV^2i,marg.CeYHPOCnATPUPXHC 
-ANTICOXUC. Fol. IJ. 

On fol. 11 b we find the same explanatory 
note as in Add. 17,134, fol. 11 a, ^^aAa&ja» 

Then follow the hymns, 365 (cojtajL) in 
number, almost, if not entirely identical 



with those contained in Add. 17,134, nos. 
1—35. Title, fol. 12 b : rdz»M.i i^iui^^ 

• r^s^iiji f^'ii«»r^ ^aJLlW.io . f^i %Oi\ylr^3 

Colophon, fol. 103 a : r^auia.! rfhui^^n pais. 



T<h\ ■ \ \^ i^GaL^ 



e* ^c 



i^f^ 



. ^*i.a:aQr^ ^i*aai.tD.i ^co (sic) o ^J.^a*:i 

•:• f^la^3 qpo^^ ^'^iX.i 3r<.i 

According to the index, there should 
follow (as in Add. 17,134) the hymn " Gloria 
in excelsis," r^'i^ar^ioo^ r^^anx.^ .ao^ 
f^SWOi^n K'oolrilX it^unnT • w^iWn ; but 
this has been omitted. 

Next comes a collection of supplementary 
hymns, fol. 103 a, in great part identical 
with Add. 17,134, nos. 37—39. 

Poll. 113 and 114 contain a ft:x.i.vo 
f^iiaA*ii.i , the first few lines of which have 
been erased. 

The margins of this volume exhibit many 
proper names and other words, written in 
Greek uncials, as well as numerous Bible- 
references. The Biblical texta are only occa* 
sionaUy given in full, e.g. fol. 52 b. 

On fol. 112 J, at the foot of the page, 
there is a note of more recent date, stating 
that this manuscript belonged by purchase 
to one Bar-sauma: r^oa kUil«»^ tcoahur^ 

r^vo.i Afk^o on T 9ki.i . The remainder has 
been e£faced. An imfinished note on fol. 1 a 
speaks of it as " an ancient copy," »cooiuf^ 

r^VClfio »VO.i f^n^Aub* i^co r^jiLat^ 

There are some attempts at ornamentation, 
e.g. foil. 11 a, 17 a, etc. ; and green paint has 
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occasionally been used for the rubrics, e.g. 
folL B b, 4t a, 5 a, 6 a, T b, and 23 a. 

[Add. 18,816.] 



CCCCXXIII. 

Eighteen vellum leaves, about 5^ in. by 
3|, the last two quires (oa* and cu) of a 
manuscript (Add. 18,819, foil. 92—109). 
There are from 17 to 21 lines in each page. 
The writing is neat and regular. They are 
dated A. Gr. 1195, A.D. 884, and contain — 

1. The Hynms of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc., from no. 374 (.i^jl) to no. 402 
(^4i); viz. 

a. f<:ui^.i r^iuiLAiM , from no. 8 to no. 26. 
Fol. 92 a. 

f^Tiiii A^ ^iu&cn^ • These are 11 in 
number. FoL 98 J, 

Subscription, fol. 101 b : ^hs^sJi >ix. 

tXsn f^Dolf^ jcojaio r^ae«.vo.i K^k^i-^M 

, f^icu99.i t^Aoi.TJSo (sic) f^i^ii;i\iK^.i 

2. Anthems to be chanted before the admi- 
nistration of the holy Eucharist : .ao^ 

t<^\\ f<b.vo f^if^i ^ori;'i«.i . EoLlOld. 

3. Prosphorici for several occasions : 

(sic) ^oQA^db SiA ^vor^4kso.l QA*i.&fl9iA 

rdz».i^ f^lrrt , Fol. 102 a. 
Subscription, giving the date, fol. 108 a : 

,T^ltO ^iJ^ilO f<V<lSQO •ftXft^ iux. fda1CXfi0.1 

On the same page, fol. 108 a, there is a note, 
stating that the book was written and boujid 



by a man from the village of Oadmm. Hi& 
name has, however, been erased, and that of 
Simeon substituted, Au&br^ KI190 J^3i»^f^ 

Another note, on fol. 109 a, gives the 
name of the person for whom it was written, 
now altered into Daniel. A!^9 ftAi A\i^ui 

vyr^ f^oD rdukjjJto r^ii^o •^^f^ Kboli^ 

li\i oq) ^10 A^r^ aaaox. A\*^l ocb 
. f^LQ^.il.i ft^^ ■ nn »CDO.i ■ 1 ^\ r^i^o^ 

[Add. 18,819, foU. 92—109.] 

CCCCXXIV. 

Vellum, about B^ in. by 3|, consisting of 91 
leaves, many of which are much stained and 
soiled. The quires are signed with letters ; 
but several are missing at the beginning and 
end, and there is a lacuna after fol. 8. Some 
other lacunse have been supplied by a later 
hand. The number of lines in each page 
varies from 18 to 22. The greater part of 
this manuscript is written in a small, neat 
hand of the ix*"" or x*^ cent. ; with the 
exception of foil. 42—44, 49, and 80—91, 
which are of the xii**^ or xiii*** cent. It con« 
tains — 

The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc. The last number in the older 
portion of the manuscript is 143 (fol, 79 6, 
-\^t) The principal rubrics are — 

1. r<\nf>nni\i9ka r^AiOa >4fl» A^ . 
Fol. 2 a. 

2. rAsauxn r('\pnon%\\9k Jk. . Fol. 2 b. 

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4. On the blessed Virgin, the Apostles, 
Prophets, Martyrs, the Church, the orthodox 
emperors, etc. Pol. 6 6. 

5. ^i^snoo A^ . Fol. 41 b. 

6. ^^^Jb^oK*.! i^uia.i f^iuiLAJsb . Fol. 42 a. 

7. In times of wrath, drought, earthquake, 
war, etc. Fol. 45 a. 

8. Various iioii.io r^iiojuiiijso.T f^ftui&Ai 
fti!s^ , beginning with that entitled A^ 
r^4\29Qo vs . Fol. 55 a. 

9. 1^1^.1 reftuiajiSb . Fol. 66 b. 

10. K'AuLMi.iia ..Ji^r^'lksn.i K'iuiiLsa 
rdaOQi.1 . Fol. 71 b. 

11. f^.*ul^.i rt'iuIiiA . Fol. 74 d. 

12. f^«».%A ^ .* r^oolf^ ^%L.i rtlka^M 

Imperfect at the end. Fol. 87 a. 

The marginal notes contain the references 
to the passages of Scripture, which are cited 
in the hynms. 

[Add. 18,819, foU. 1—91.] 



. CCCCXXV- 

Vellum, about 6^ in. by 4§, consisting of 
120 leaves, several of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 1, 62, 65, and 120. The 
quires, signed with letters, are now 13 in 
number, the first being lost. Leaves are 
wanting after foil. 4, 113 and 120. There 
are from 25 to 32 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a neat Estrangela, with 
the exception of the last two leaves, which 
are in a more cursive hand. , It seems to be 
of the ix**" cent., and contains — 

The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc. The title of each hymn is 
accompanied by a letter on the margin 
indicating the tone (oocuiAf^ according to 
which it should be chanted (r^, •a , .^^y .i , 

CD , o , I , J#). 

1. The Nativity of our Lord ; imperfect. 
Fol. 1 a. 

2. S. Simeon the Agedi Fol. 1 b. 



3. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol. 
2 a. 

4. The Epiphany^ k'tcdcu^ r^z«.ta k'.ik!^.! 
KVu.1 iua.i ; imperfect. Fol. 2 b. 

5. S. John the Baptist. Fol. 5 b. 

6. Lent, Fol. 7 a. 

The forty Martyrs. Fol. 10 a. 
The Miracles, ij^qo.! k'Aivxi.i^ A^.i 
f^lsoLA f^f^.\A r4«LAX» . Fol. 12 a. 

7. Palm Sunday. Fol. 19 b. 
. 8. Passion or Holy Week. 

The Consecration of the Chrism^ •x..iao.i 
.^aso . Fol. 22 a. 

The Consecration of a Church, »icof^ 
reii.^1^ rdx..i^i«.i . Fol. 22 b. 

The Washing of Feet, r^ivc^u K'^k^E..! . 
Fol. 24 a. 

On Judas Iscariot. ^ol. 24 b. 
. On the Wife of Pilate. Fol. 25 b. 

On Simon Peter. Fol. 26 a. 

On the Thief. Fol. 26 a. 

The Passion and Crucifixion, f^zu A^.i 
rd4DoiA rdaA^o • FoL 26 b. 

9. The Resurrection of our Lord. Fol. 30 b. 

10. The Entrance into the Baptistery, 
reiu.iosUiM iua.i K^&daj^.i . Fol. 38 a. On 
those that are baptized, f<^^SLL. A^.i. Fol. 
88 d. 

11. On S. Thomas. Fol. 41 a. On S.John 
the Evangelist and S. Thomas, fol. 41 a ; on 
S. Thomas, fol. 41 b. 

12. The Ascension. Fol. 41 J. 

13. Pentecost. Fol. 43 b. 

14. The holy Apostles. Fol. 46 J. S.Paul, 
fol. 46 J ; S. John the Evangelist, fol. 47 a ; 
S. Mark, fol. 47 b. 

15. The holy Fathers. Fol. 48 a. Ignatius, 
fol. 48 a ; Peter of Alexandria, fol. 48 b ; 
Gregory Thaumaturgus, fol. 49 a; Athaaasius, 
foil. 49 J, 54 a; Basil and Gregory Nazianzen, 
fol. 49 b ; Ignatius, Basil and Gregory, foil. 
50 a, 52 a ; Porphyry, rd^aa^oMSkr^ ^eu^^^^ , 
fol. 50 b ; John Chrysostom, fol. 50 b ; Cyril, 
fol. 51 b ; Severus of Antioch, composed by 
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Antioch, fol. 53 b; Julian the patriarch, 
his syncellus (r^dmooo), fol. 54 a; John 
bar Aphtunaya, fol. 54 6. — ^The emperors 
Constantino, Honorius, (oa^ioir^), Gratian 
(Qoax^i\^) and Theodosius (oocuooo.!?^^ A^ 

cai:iaa&a axik^r^.i ^^^cb), fol. 55 a. — On 
the Cemeteries, : {/eo^fi^piov) ^i\y\<\n l^n 



KUica^f^.1 r^iAo , fol. 56 J. — Peter the syn- 
cellus, fol. 56 b ; Zechariah the prophet, fol. 
576; Job, fol. 57 b ; Simeon Stylites, «^a^2ax. 
caio!^^f<i , fol. 58 a ; Antony, fol. 58 a. 

16. The Clergy and Monks, qa^HAa A^ 
f^ V.10 , fol. 58 b ; f<^*uaB& r^ v.i A^.i , fol. 
59 b ; f^ca& A^.i , fol. 60 a ; f^v.iabi A^.i , 
fol. 60 b. 

17. The holy Martyrs. Pol. 61 a. S. 
Stephen, fol. 61 a ; Leontius, fol. 61 b ; Ro- 
manus, fol. 62 a; Babylas and the three 
youths, fol. 62 J, imperfect ; Menas (r^r^so), 
fol. 63 a, imperfect ; the Maccabees, the sons 
of Shamuni, fol. 63 a ; the Egyptian Martyrs, 
rdi\£ft\£^ K'.ico^ JL..1, fol. 63 b; the Per- 
sian Martyrs, fol. 64 a; the Galatian (sic) 
Martyrs, r^i!^i\^f^.iobQo A^.i , fol. 64 b ; the 
Himyarite Martyrs, rd»ijsa4» r^.icbQo A^3, 
fol. 64 6, imperfect; Thecla, f^lnhx, fol. 
65 a, imperfect ; Pelagia, f^i\i)yk , fol. 66 a; 
all martyrs, filx».vo r^^eo^ ^^^oeoL^ A.^ 
iuf^a\^, fol. 66 6. 

18. Paraenetic hymns, r^iiojuiiisa.i . Pol. 

70 b . f^iic\Qa4^if^.i f^i\f^4i 1^, fol. 70 b; 
nj^ (sic) Qa*QftA^ior^ (sic) opaoiui!^ A^.i 
(sic) f<^QalQaif^^.iaL:k..i «^aia9 (sic) tCOOKl^ir^ 
Aif^ r^^XMf^ r<f4«l0Kla.i »a90^r^o, fol. 
70 b ; fd«*i-*.i.i r^AioiOk^Qo ^ rCiA. ^a , 
fol. 71 a; on Psalm xc. (xci.), fol. 71 b; 
oriAjjJL.1 (sic) r^s3>^i \n^n\y caaoiAftla \\pi^ 
rt'iiojuiiisa.i , fol. 71 b. 

19. Hymns entitled, in the subscription, 



K^AiOA^ii^y "of repentance" or "peniten- 
tial''. Pol. 76 b. In time of calamity, A^9 
K'i^pi, fol. 76 b; scarcity of rain, A.^ 
K'iA^ iiovQftM , foU. 77 a, 78 b ; the storms 
at Alexandria, f^i^^icodAr^a »ocb.i r<U»oi A^, 
fol. 77 a ; when rain is sent, Aioaach* A^:i 
f^iA^ , fol. 79 b ; earthquake, Klk.o% A^ji , 
foL 80 a ; of the ancient earthquakes, A^.i 
f^n^Kw f^:k.oi , fol. 81 a ; of Yitalianus the 
tyrant, rtlioi^ (sic) f<i\;\n Aa^^ , fol. 81 6 ; 
the invasion of the Huns, t^at^ A^9 
KlAiOf^s, fol. 81 b; the Persian wars, A^iji 
f^QoT^a f^avo, fol 82 a; the Brumalia, 
f^Jbnovs A^.i , fol. 83 a. 

20. The Consecration of Bishops, t^Laoos 
r€^aniaAf<n . Pol. 84 a. 

21. After the Lesson from the Gk)spels, at 
the introduction of the Elements, iii.99 

f^xrfrin . Pol. 85 b. 

22. The Dead, 1^*41^ l^.i , foL 86 b ; A^ 

r^i^ ^ , fol. 89 a ; r^^oJiuD r^diOMff A^i , 
fol. 91 b; f^idMif^ A^.i, fol. 91 b; A^9 
r^SoL, fol. 92 a I rt's.u;^ >*Qo^id9.i r^sa 
r^vma,fol. 92 b. 

23. The Tonsure of Novices, r^i&o« A^9 
f^.*ua\o^ ^ikr<n .,.^«.i . Pol. 93 a. 

24. Of a woman who forsook the Arian 
heresy and became a nun, ^.1 r^^Aur^ A^9 

Pol. 93 J. " 

25. When the clergy receive a present, 
r^^lOa QA*HAa ^Aax. x:^ r^Aui^». Pol. 
94 a. 

26. Morning hymns, ^.4-^3 t<hu^L^^ 
K^i^. Pol. 94 a. 

27. Evening hymns, rdaooi.! . Pol. 98 a. 

28. Hymns with the title rt'iiAoA^f^. 
Pol. 101 a. 

Subscription, fol. 104 a : »isa.i r^hsj^iILs^ jAx. 

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29. Anthems, to be sung in the conohS, 
or apse, when the priests receive the holy 
Eucharist, ^isar^iuaba (sic) i<:*aaeu\af^ 

FoLl04 6. 

30. Various Prosphorici, «..a&>*i&woi-& 
K'.iit^ ...omL^n . Fol. 106 a. Subscription, 
fol. 110 a : kUiooi. iu& Of^ OAaH&«oi& ^oix. 

.(sic) r<iA4v*o 

31. itlLaicLoa f^^ for various occasions; 
imperfect. Pol. 110 a. 

On fol. 83 b the scribe has recorded his 
name, Epiphanius : k:x4jco jMoa^a^K' f^*^ 



On foL 93 b we find another name, per- 
haps that of the person for whom the book 
was written : ^ioco ia i^ixauea i^m*^ 

[Add. 14,514.] 

CCCCXXVI. 

Vellum, about 6^ in. by 4|, consisting of 
108 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 24, 69, 74, 85, 86, 
89, and 93—102. The quires, signed with 
letters, were at least 18 in number. The 
first two are now missing, and leaves are 
wauting after folL 60, 68, 76, 82, 84, 85, 86, 
92, 100, and 108. The number of lines in each 
page varies from 13 to 22. This volume is 
neatly written by two hands (foil. 1—76 and 
77 — ^108), and seems to be of the x*^ or 
xi**" cent. It contains — 

The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aphtu- 
naya, etc. The last now remaining is num- 
bered 339, Y^ . 

1. Lent ; very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Miracles. Fol. 2 J. 

3. Palm Simday. Fol. 13 b. 

4. Judas. Fol. 18 b. 

5. The holy Chrism Fol. 20 b. 



6. The Washing of Feet. Fol. 21 J. 

7. The Wife of PUate. Fol. 22 b. 

8. The Thief. Fol. 23 a. 

9. The Passion of our Lord. Fol. 23 b. 

10. The holy Cross. Fol. 27 a. 

11. The Resurrection. Fol. 30 a. 

12. On entering the Baptistery. Fol. 41 a. 

13. For the newly baptized. Fol. 42 b. 

14. The midweek of Pentecost. Fol. 46 b. 

15. The Ascension. Fol. 47 b. 

16. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fol. 50 b. 

17. The Commemorations of Saints, etc. ; 
imperfect. FoL 55 a. 

18. The Emperors; imperfect. Fol. 86 a. 

19. In time of wrath and calamities, 
r^»\<>i.i f^iuiado ; imperfect. Fol. 86 a. 

20. Paraenetic hynms, -^A . . « - S 
r^^aL>iiisa.i ; imperfect. Fol. 88 b. 

21. For the Dead; imperfect. Fol. 93 b. 

22. Morning hymns; imperfect. Fol. 
104 a. 

[Add. 17,139.] 

CCCCXXVII. 

Vellum, about 5§ in. by 4, consisting of 
151 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 117, 120, 126, 
145, and 151. The quires, signed with 
letters, were probably 18 in number, of 
which the first and last are missing. The 
number of Imes in each page varies from 13 
to 26. This manuscript, large portions of 
which are palimpsest, is written in a rather 
inelegant, current hand of the x* or xi* 
cent. The first 15 leaves are of somewhat 
later date. It contains — 

The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aphtu- 
naya, etc. 

1. The Epiphany; very imperfect. Fol. 
1 a. 

2. Lent. Fol. 1 b. 

3. The Miracles. Fol. 4 a. 
4i. Palm Sunday. Fol. 10 a. 

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6. The holy Chrism- Fol. 16 x$. 

7. The Washing of Feet Pol. 17 a. 

8. The Wife of PUate. Fol. 17 b. 

9. The Thief. Fol. 18 a. 

10. The Passion of our Lord. FoL 19 a. 

11. The holy Cross. Fol. 22 a. 

12. The Resurrection. Fol. 25 b. 

13. Before the lesson from the Gospel. 
Fol. 30 b. 

14. After the lesson from the Gospel. 
Fol. 31 b. 

15. On Baptism^ K'iu^aMkSQ A^.i . Fol. 
32 J. 

16. For those newly baptized, A...^.! 
f^34.M2^ . Fol. 34 a. 

17. For the middle of Pentecost. Fol. 36 a. 

18. The Ascension. FoL 36 b. 

19. Pentecost or Whitsun Day. Fol. 39 a. 

20. The Conmiemorations of Saints, Mar- 
tyrs, and Fathers. Fol. 43 a. 

21. On the Church. Fol. 94 a. 

22. The Emperors. Fol. 96 a. 

23. The Cemeteries. Fol. 97 b. 

24. The entrance of the holy Eucharist, 
f<9iao.i f^M:i^ A^i • Fol. 98 a. 

25. In time of calamity, etc. Fol. 100 a. 

26. Morning hynms. Fol. 121 a. 
'- 27. Evening hymns. Fol. 125 J. 

28. For the Dead. Fol. 129 a. 

29. On priests, KdiAoAflo r^co^ A^.i • 
Fol. 140 6. 

30. The Tonsure. Fol. 141 a. 

31. On a woman who was converted from 
the Arian heresy. Fol. 142 a. 

32. On S. Simeon the Aged. Fol. 142 b. 

33. Rogationary hynms, K'Aicdka.i . Fol. 
143 6. 

34. The Consecration of bishops. Fol. 
145 a. 

35. The Consecration of a church or of an 
altar. Fol. 147 b. 

Colophon, fol. 149 b : ^^Ai-^mA y\\ ^, 

36. Hynms entitled ttijooiL or " praises,'* 
to be used on different occasions, at the cele- 



bration of the holy Eucharist, f^Loa^ ^s^h^ 
K^iordflD »iso f<£su.ta.i oaL.i t<MnaiL.t • Im- 
perfect at the end. FoK 149 b. 

According to a note on fol. 105 a, thig 
manuscript was written at ?lunia, or Iconium^ 
by one Abraham MaHh : .ui\^ ^coiare .s^ 

There are a considerable number of small 
ornamental devices in this volume, coloured 
with red, yellow and green paints. 

From fol. 117 onwards, it contains nume- 
rous paUmpsest leaves, several of which 
belong to the rare class of double palim- 
psests* They appear to have been taken 
from no less than five manuscripts. 

1. Foil. 117 and 126. These are portions 
of two leaves from a Greek manuscript of 
the Gospel of 8. John, written in double 
columns, in elegant uncials of the iv* or y^ 
cent. The one leaf contains ch. xiii., w. 16, 
17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, and 27; the other, 
ch. xvi. w. 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 16, 18, and 19. 
See Tischendorf, Monunmi. Sacra Inedita, 
Nova CoUectio, vol. ii., p. xiii. and pp. 311, 
312. Over these texts a Syrian scribe of the 
ix*^ cent, has written selections from several 
authors. For example, on fol. 117 b we find 

extracts from Ephraim, .^i&r^[»ido].i ooLs 



; and on fol. 126 b there is 
a section beginning : . f^a^jJLsL rd^&ios 

2. FoU. 120, 137, and 139. Three di- 
palimpsest leaves. Both of the ancient texts 
are Syriac, written in two columns, the one 
in an ordinary Estrangela of the vi**' or 
vii**^ cent., the other in a small character 
of the viii*^ or ix^ cent. They are yery 
indistinct. 

3. FoU. 124, 125, 128, 130, 131, 132, 135, 
136, 138, 140, 142, 143, 147, 148, 150, and 
151, are leaves from q. Qianusoript pf the 



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Pauline Epistles, according to the Peshitta 
version, written in a fine, large Estrangela of 
the vi*** or vii*^ cent., On fol. 126 a we find 
the commencement of the Epistle to the 
Oalatians, ch. i. w. 1, 2, ; and on foil. 147 a 
and 148 6, the running title i^caait^ iioX.i , 
" to the Ephesians." 

4. PoU. 118, 123, 133, 141, 146, and 149, 
are leares from another Syriao manuscript, 
written in a neat, small Estrangela of about 
the viii*^ cent. The contents appear to be 
liturgical (see foil. 145 h and 149 a). 

5. Pol. 146 is a leaf from a Syriac manu- 
script, written in a small, elegant hand of 
ubout the viii*^ cent. 

PoU. 119, 121, 122, 127, 129, 134, and 
144, do not present any traces of being 
palimpsest. 

[Add. 17,136.] 



. CCCCXXVIIL 

Eleven vellum leaves, about 6§ in. by 3f , 
the last four of wttich are much torn (Add. 
18,819, foil. 110—120). They are fragments 
of two manuscripts of the x*** and xi*^ cen- 
turies, which have been joined together by 
the later scribe, and contain — 

Part of the Hynms of Severus ; viz. 

1. The Epiphany; imperfect at the be- 
ginning. Pol. 110 a. 

2. Lent. Pol. Ill J. 

8. The Miracles, of which we have only 
the first, rdai^ocb A^.i . Pol. 116 b. 
4. On Monks, rda v.i l^i . Pol. 116 a. 

[Add. 18,819, foU. 110—120.] 



CCGCXXIX. 

Vellum, about 6| in. by 4f , consisting of 
130 leaves, a few of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 and 123. The 
quires, signed with letters, and by a later 



hand with Coptic arithmetical figures, may 
have been 18 or 20 in number ; but rf , rd» , 
oqa , and all after u are lost, and several of 
the others are imperfect. Leaves are want- 
ing after foU. 8, 88, 108, 116, 122, and 123. 
Each page is divided into two columns, 
of from 20 to 26 lines. This volume is 
written in a neat, regular hand of about the 
xi*^ cent., and contains — 

The Hynms of Severus, John bar Aphtii- 
naya, etc. They are numbered, the last 
now extant being -^ (303), and a letter 
is appended to each to indicate the tone (e.g. 



:25:, i±, etc.). 

1. The Epiphany ; imperfect. Pol. 1 a. 

2. Lent. Pol. 4 a. 

3. The Miracles ; imperfect. PoL 8 a. 

4. Palm Sunday. Pol. 16 a. 

6. The Passion, with reik&zsk^ on the holy 
Cross, Pol. 18 b. 

6. The Resurrection, with various 
rAssA^^. Pol. 29 6. 

7. The Ascension. Pol. 41 J. 

8. Pentecost. Pol. 43 b. 

9. The Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, the Saints and Martyrs, and the 
Dead, hynms of repentance, and hymns for 
times of wrath and calamity, arranged ac- 
cording to the tones, with appropriate 

a. Pirst tone, reusn.i^ itli^a^i^ . Pol. 47 b. 

b. Pifth tone, r^Mx^siu rCa^ . Pol. 65 b. 

c. Second tone, i^ui^ j»fiui«f<« Pol. 7l a. 

d. Sixth tone, i^^iis. rtlfisa}^ , imperfect. 
PoL 846. 

e. Third tone, rd^iiAii t^J^^ . Pol. 93 a. 

f. Seventh tone, tt^i^iiT. r^floai^ , imper- 
fect. Pol. 101 a. 

g. Pourthtone, rd^a^^i rOa^^ imperfect. 
PoL 117 a. 

A. Eighth tone, kIi^m^ «-^^^\^ imperfect. 
PoL 118 6. 

The scribe has left blank the second 
colunm of foL 103 6, and written at the foot 

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of the page : ^^jp f^snxa »oa2^3 i^Ia vl^ 

.. Mjf^ A Anont • »\ r^lajBacna ol^ 

There are some interlaced ornaments in 

this manuscript, and on fol. 16 a a drawing 

of a pakn-branch. 

[Add- 17,140.] 

ccccxxx. 

Paper, about 6f in. by 5J, consisting of 
138 leaves, many of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1, 6, 18, 24, 33, and 
34. The quires, signed with letters, are 17 
in number ; but the first six are very imper- 
fect, leaves being wanting at the beginning, 
as well as after foil. 4, 6, 12, 17, 23, 25, and 
31. There are from 16 to 25 lines in each 
page. This volume is written by two hands 
(foU. 1—110 and 111—138), dated A. Gr. 
1386, A.D. 1076, and contains— 

1. The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc., 394 (n^) in number. 

a. The Epiphany ; imperfect. FoL 1 a. 

b. The Presentation ; imperfect. Fd. 5 a. 

c. Lent; imperfect. Fol. 5 a. 

d. The forty Martyrs, K^ku-a^^.! r^fio^ 
>\ftinf^flia.i f^neaH ^Aiksirt" A^.i; imperfect. 
Fol. 9 a. 

e. The Miracles of our Lord ; imperfect. 
Fol. 13 a. 

f. Other hymns on the Miracles, •aok 
r^ii*ijso.iii A^.i r^hsAohsb r^hiMiSis^ ; imper- 
fect. Fol. 17 a. 

g. Palm Sunday ; imperfect. Fol. 18 a. 
h. Passion Week; imperfect. FoL 20 a. 
i. The holy Cross ; imperfect. Fol. 26 a. 
j. The Resurrection ; imperfect. Fol. 28 b. 
h. For the Baptistery, f^k.4.1.^20 •aok 

f^iu.iosUiM k^al.! . Fol. 39 a. 

/. To be sung after the reading of the 
Gtospel, before the celebration of the holy 
Eucharist : liia «Ji^f^ico.i i^Auiakib ^cAk 
rdaiCLo "pTin (sic) ^^^OaI^O!^ fduio . Fol. 
44 a. 



m. The Ascension. Fol. 46 b. 

n. Pentecost. Fol. 48 a. 

o. The Consecration of the Church. FoL 
62 d. 

p. The blessed Vii^in, f^AuiJk».i f^Jias\ 
f^ciAf^ ^iL^i arranged according to the 
eight tones. Fol. 55 a. 

q. The Prophets, Apostles and Martyrs, 

iut^a\^, arranged according to the eight 
tones. Fol. 63 b. 

r. For times of wrath, calamity and 
afflictions, l:k^ K'iVpi A^ r^AuLkSo .ao^ 
f^o.i f^&o.vi aocD9 rt'^flucSia rC&My ar- 
ranged according to the eight tones. FoL 
95 a. 

8. For the Bead, i^ruiIL^ lOtt^ , arranged 
according to the eight tones. Fol. 116 a. 

2. Supplicatory hymns, r^^k&adk^, arranged 
according to the eight tones. Fol. 129 a. 
Subscription, fol. 137 a : AuiL^ refti&aoL^ yls. 



K'lj' 



rdl:i 



3. Supplicatory hymns for the Resurrec- 
tion, r^AeoAA.! f^Ai&jL^^ . Fol. 137 a. 

The colophon, fol. 138 a, states that the 
first partof this book (foil. 1 — 110) was written 
in the year 1386 (A.D. 1075) by one Ben- 
jamin, and the remainder by one of his dis- 
ciples, whose name appears from a subse- 
quent note to have been Theodore. :ax. 
: y%\ \\ u : rtfj^oiAo : r^ijaAo : Klai^ 
^..j^cubja f^CD rdioaiif^ f<fkfi9 AnT. : ^■*iw\\ 
tXso (sic) f^JLM^Mi f^A^ 1 1 ^ ^:t r^^cuiiA^ 

•ftAf^ hmu . f^Ti«»rt' ^aJciK'.lO f^VK'CUto 

r^Aicuu . iu4LO (sic) ^4:kAM^o it£M^^ 
oaL.1 K'.^ual^ oofin^o . (sic) co&A fd*ijso 

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yeau 1356 {AJ>. 1045), assumed the little 
habit in the year 1374 (A.D. 1063), and the 
great habit in the following year. 

On fol. 61 a there is a note, whicK states 
that the book belonged to the priest Teshu- 
yab, the son of Peter, the son of Lazarus the 
periodeutes, from the village of Amos. This 
note was written by a monk named Jonas 
bar Yuhannan. (rd«Mjjto) t<1a4U» »€Doiu[r^] 

i^ f^m^n oX : fdsaau9 f^v.i j^cu i^cd 



• i^\^i ^ A^ rdfiftjjJ f^ciAr^o ,TiTn ^flU 

On the margin of fol. 29 a, and on fol. 
138 J, there are hynms in the handwriting 
of one Sergius : K'ia.i r^ci jaaiA^Jifid .a^ 
[coJAiclI^ %f^ria . rd^ [A.]^ rd^ 

[Add. 14,714.] 



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CCCCXXXI. 

Paper, about 7^ in. by 6f , consisting of 
114 leaves. The quires, signed with letters, 
are 9 in number. A single leaf is wanting 
after fol. 113. There are from 21 to 30 lines 
in each page. This volume is written in an 
inelegant, though tolerably regular, current 
hand ; belongs to the xi*^ cent, (see below) ; 
aud contains — 



1. The Hymnpof Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc., in number 465 (co^ii). Title^ 
fol. 2 6: »cb K'^iauiiA^.t f^4CU2» i^^rn 

t K^iuiL^M.! r^huniSk •aoii^.i ^vxsn [ ^u 

• f^^CL^r<n f^vi!^ f^voKlfi^ lisQ nfau:ia.i 

a. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 2 b. 

• 6. He Commemoration of the blessed 
Virgin, f^ca\r< ii.*iJLi.i coiiAcvs K'AuiJkM 
>.v». Fol. 6 J. : 

c. The Massacre of the Innocents. Fol, 
11a. 

d. The Commemoration of Basil and Gre- 
gory. Fol. 11 b. 

e. The Epiphany. Fol. 12 b. 

f. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Fol. 16 J. 

g. Of S. Stephen. Fol. 18 a. 

h. Of Sergius and Bacchus. Fol. 18 J. 
i. Of S. Simeon the Aged. Fol. 19 a. 
j. Of Severus the patriarch. Fol. 19 b. 
k. Lent. Fol. 20 6. 

I. The Miracles of our Lord. Fol. 23 a. 
m. The forty Martyrs. Fol. 29 a. 
n. Palm Sunday. Fol. 80 b. 
0. Passion Week. Fol. 33 a. It includes — 
a. The Consecration of the Chrism. Fol. 

34 d. • 
fi. The Consecration of a Church. .Fol. 

36 J. 
7. The Reception of a Bishop, A.^.t 

r^an^M^f^n f^oo . Fol. 37 a. 
S. On the Passion and the Cross. Fol. 
38 J. 
p. The Resurrection, arranged according 
to the eight tones (joi^flL^r^), including 
some on Baptism, f^^.iaM:kS« 1^ . FoL 
42 a. 
q. The Ascension. Fol. 63 a. 
r. Pentecost. Fol. 54 b. 
8. The Martyrs, etc., arranged according 
to the eight tones. Fol. 57 a. 

t Of repentance, in times df wrath, 
drought, etc., and for varioua othw occa- 
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sions ; arranged according to the eight tones. 
Eol. 73 a. 

u. Of the Dead, r^.*ui^ A^^i, arranged 
according to the eight tones. Fol. 93 b. 

V. Before the reading of the Epistle, 
rdjjuk..! fduia >.t9.l r^iuiLA^ . Eol. 107 a. 

to. The Commemoration of Lucian, Atha- 
nasius, and others. Eol. 107 a. 

w. Eor Compline, r^iiicuto.! f<hsa^^£k . Eol. 
X08 J. 

Colophon, fol. 109 a: f<hia.xj^jA >Li. 

^4Xif^.io f^ijcxo!! f^v.iabi jB»a&rt^i.\aAf^a 



t*^ 



»iuf^f^u..i ^< 



*1 Klias fdaiuka 



: KS-KJLa.i f^ruB^i KlAio^r^ ijD ^a*9 
vw^aOMl •i^N&x.r^ • iuf^i.^ .VO.I ^Vs ^ 

, 2. A collection of Prosphorici for the 
principal festivals, etc. : r<\i %<\ to ^ua^ 

K'vordflD. Among them is a f^iuA.^cu» 
for Lent. The authors named are Severus, 
Ephraim, and Jacoh of Batnae. Imperfect. 
Jol 109 h. 

On fol. 1 a there is a note stating that 
this manuscript was the property of a monk 
named Bar-had-he-shahha. (sic) o2i^&ii^r^ 



f^iAJ.10 COS) f^\a9^9 K^ocaJ^ • i^oArt^ 
JL^o f^aoiif^ A^ r^lilJ f^hMn A^o • coo 

COS) K'ijga.l oqI Ani.9 AfkO .Kilos r^Ia^uA 
K^Aimi\^nOn >!^ ni%9iiml oilSQ >i!kM9 onf 

Ao&f^ • f^idfio^ »a9a!i\jA • K^AOlub ooluA 

On fol. 2 a there are written, in a different 
hand, two r^iiftiesk^ of the third and seventh 
tones. 

On fol. 114i a there is a hymn in the hand« 
writing of a priest named Saliha bar 
Zechariah : r^iM*oafia •z4f^ tt^ri co^^ 

The same Sallba has written some words 
on fol. 1 6, where he has also drawn figures 
of S. George (jbola^o^^ >i.» r^x^:ia) slay- 
ing the dragon, and Domitius {%\sn r^tau^a 
J^tt..i) driving out a demon (f^.vi\ i^^ax.). 

On fol. 114 J we find the following note 
referring to his decease: kUmjjss toooiurc' 

ool KlfiftMSM ft^Tfti jjLiSQ .TiTn r^LaA^.1 Klica 

On fol. 114 a some person unnamed has 
recorded the deaths of his two daughters 
or2fia»iu2kir^ and oi^^ias, in the year of the 
Greeks 1391, A.D. 1080. rd»l^ ^ im&i ^ 

^iz.^ ifia^.TM f^icoaA f^Laixa r^^^ >flu 
A:k\.l KIaICU.1 f^.TMO ^UWLil.l f^iux.3 ^1^ 



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oi[lcu]^ (sic) »cDax4 Kliat.l KIajj ^ csia.i3 
f^^vs ff^ntoa ao K^^oIub rdbo.! tt^^\\\ 

f^lUSt KIaJJ ^ 091.9.1.1 OCD f^Oolf^ fd«ijS0.1 

i\A f^n aiifio^ [ca]*azi 

On fol. 1 a a later hand has written the 
following exercise in the alphabet of Barde- 
sanes. 

CD (Kfloa^) J^.iM\ \ 

(• • • • fl») • . • • M > C*^^*"*) -^CD^O O 

(f<10.1^) J^.lflA A (fda.ico) A^^ ^ 

(f^a01-&) t^^^VLfk A (f^.llo) -^CULtl n 

(k'Vj) «V-^ •• (f^a»t) .2^00.1^^^ ^ 
(r^aeft.ia) .S^i^o^ ^ (K!iU») .^^cocaa •a 



(Klaoax.) •S^^.i^i 1 
(• « • a^) 



4M1 ^ 



(rda2^) J^f^ f^ 
(rdaoorift) J^34^^ 

[Add. 17,273.] 



CCCCXXXII. 

Ten rellmn leaves, about 6 in. by 3f , fomu 
ing the first quire of a neatly written manu- 
script of the xi*** cent., with ornamental 
devices (Add. 14,624, foil. 12—21), There 
are from 20 to 24 lines in each page. They 
contain — 

Part of the Hymns (r^iuiLAiM.1 rt'iunAd^) 
of Severus, viz. those for the Nativity, 
r^.iL iuJ^a.l, 14 in number, and the first 
three for the Epiphany, rt:-Mj.i iua.i • Each 
hjmn, is accompanied by letters on the mar- 



gin, indicating its number and the tone 
according to which it is chanted. Title, 

fol. 13 b : »iiA^ ocb rdiifk.i f^i.ia^ Au*a 

* • 

• r^lZft.vo r<f4«oi.lo K^i.a.io Klaf^.i f^SQflU-B 
filxa.ia.i K'iui^kiii.i r^iuni^ •ao^iaj.i ^\ksn 

^ia liua r^ruft Afk f^^34f r^io^ v^rf 



Foil. 12 b and 13 a also contain the hynms 
of Severus, but according to a different ar- 
rangement, which the scribe presently aban- 
doned, commencing afresh on fol. 13 6. 

[Add. 14,524, foU. 12—21.] 

ccccxxxm. 

Eight vellum leaves, about 5§ in. by 3|, 
the last two of which are slightly torn. They 
are written in a small and rather neat hand 
of the xi*^ cent., with from 21 to 24 lines in 
each page, and contain — 

Portions of the Hynms of Severus; viz. 
those on the forty Martyrs, j:u» to caw ; on 
the Miracles, cum to Ok. ; on Palm Sunday, 
o^ to r<a ; and on the Passion, »aa . 

[Add. 14,624, foU. 22—29.] 

CCCCXXXIV. 

Two vellum leaves, about 6^ in. by 4|, 
from a neatly written manuscript of the xi*** 
cent., both much stained and the first 
slightly torn. There are from 18 to 21 lines 
in each page. They contain — 

Small portions of the Hymns of Severus, 
each being accompanied by a letter indi- 
cating its tone. Hymn laii , imperfect; ^i, 
on Vitalianus the tyrant, r^oiAg i^iA^La A^ ; 
iuT , on the invasion of the Huns, f^&itfj* A:k, 
f<l4ior^.i , imperfect ; jjjodi , imperfect ; J^i^ 
1 , the last imperfect. 

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ccccxxxv. 

Twenty vidliim leares, about 6 in. by.8|^, 
nearly all of whicli are more or less stained 
and torn. They are written in an inelegant 
hand of the xi*^ or xii*^ cent., and contain 
)x)rtions of the Hymns of Severus. 

[Add. 14,624, foU. 48—67.] 

CCCCXXXVI. 

Paper, about 8| in. by 5f , consisting of 96 
leaves, a few of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1—5 and 13. The quires, 
signed with letters, are 10 in number; but 
the first three are imperfect, leaves being 
wanting after foil. 1, 2, and 3. There are 
from 20 to 24 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a neat, regular hand of 
the xii*'' cent., and contains — 

The Hymns of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc., in number 396 (o^). Each 
hymn is marked in the usual way by a letter 
denoting its tone. Title, fol. 1 b : r^Mxa 
.IM nfaun^ao KUji r^Li»oi.io f^i.9.io Klar^i 
f^iui^kib •aoii.rki^ ^ixM .rt'vix. r^ooAr^ 
r^VOn^fi9 »VO KbAr^ «x.j.aXo kIju.vo.1 

1. The Nativity of our Lord, co.iL Aa^.i 
. n fttnn .i .,j».i ; very imperfect (r^, ^). 
Fol. 1 J. 

2. Lent, r^lsao^ A^.i ; very imperfect (rd\ 
— :iX). Fol. 2 a. 

3. The Consecration of the Church, •x-.ioo.i 
re^&vi.^; only a small fragment of w^. 
Fol. 3 a. 

4. On Judas the traitor, ffscu [A^.i] 
f^L&aLsM ; imperfect {usp , J^). FoL 3 a. 

5. The holy Cross, r^Zft.ta r^aA^ A^.i; 
imperfect (ok. — x^) . Fol. 4 a. 

6. The Resurrection, r^ae«.ia f^.iK£^ A^.i 
«3:M.i caicsouB.! ; beginning with co^ • Fol. 
6 a. 



7. On Baptism and the newly baptized, 
f^ruMik. JL^o r^AusoMkSQ A^s; beginning 
with tA . Fol. 13 a. 

8. The midweek of Pentecost (re;2L^), 
»\mnni\ifdA Auk^^^ • Fol. 16 a. 

9. The Ascension, «.«.i cooIoa A&^; 
beginning with «a^ • Fol. 16 6. 

10. "Whitsun Day, k1jl^:ujq f^:ifd.^.9 
»\ft»nni\ifdA.i ; beginning with ^aa . Fol. 
18 6. 

11. The blessed Vii^, rt'^wo^M^ i^fti^ 
rttalr^ ^sJlI.i ; beginning with sAa . FoL 
216. 

12. The Massacre of the Innocents, A^s 
K'sioL'^ ^^H!^ ; beginning with rdxo . Fol. 
27 a. 

13. S. John the Baptist, , ^ an t A ^ ^ 
f^.t^\*i>i ; beginning with .^ib . Fol. '28 a. 

14. The Presentation of our. Lord^ A^^s 
ft^\^im\ «.^i^i a9iA&^»; beginning with 
ua . Fol. 29 a. 

15. The various Apostles, Prophets, Mar- 
tyrs, etc.; beginning with \\n. Fol. 29 J.— 
Hymns of John bar Aphtunaya, the first 
abbat of Kumesrin, « f<MiCihsSkf^ i.9 .ju^cu 
r^iatLio.1 f^«».ia t^'v.i ju\ , fol. 50 a; hynm 
by an Alexandrian poet, .xjniX ifi.^.Mf^s 
f^ruLfitt^r^ r^l^^fdaa , fol. 51 p J hymns of 
John Psaltes, abbat of the convent of Beth 
Aphtunaya, r^.\jui jBftA^rCttA t-ioicu 
f<MieihsSkf< iua.i , fol. 52 a. 

16. The holy Church, rdkv-v. A ^, 
ftAuu.vo ; beginning with Ai . Fol. 53 b. 

17. Thebelieving and victorious Emperors, 
r^A^io K!i:»*oa»i r^^^M Ak..i . viz. Constan- 
tino, Honorius, Gratianus, and Theodosius 
the Ghreat; be^nning with ^i . Fol. 54 a. 

18. The Friday of the Cemetery, A^:i 
•.^i-*\»ao.t f^^oTk^; one hynm (cAi). 
Fol. 55 b. 

19. After the lesson from the Gospel, 
before the celebration of the holy Eucharist, 

beginning with Ai . Fol. 56 a. 

20. In time of calamity, scarcity of rain, 



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earthquakes, wars, etc.; beginning with 
Aeai. "Pol. 67 ft. 

21. Far^Bnetic hymns on various subjects; 
beginning with MJ»^ . Fol. 66 a. 

22. Mormng hymns, f^i&^.i ; beginning 
withal. Tol. 72&. 

23. Evening hynms, K!acsni3; beginning 
with .vs. . Fol. 76 a. 

24. The Consecration of a church, A^.i 
kJl^cd.i K:x..ifliD; beginning with .^i.. 
Fol. 78 J. 

26. The Beception of Bishops, t^lLafliD^ 
Kl&OAMl&f^.! ; beginning with iLc . Fol. 80 a. 

26. Before tjie lesson from the Epistles, 
f^knAx..! r^!uia >i.vo.i i^iui^siQ ; one hymn 
(.asu.). Foi. 81a. 

27. On Lucian (jo^aiKLAcA) the martyr, 
and on Julian Saba; two hymns (A$u.> 
.vu.). Fol. 81i. 

28. On the tonsure of novices, A^3 
f^(^cui».i.i f^.T2«loiA ^^f^^ a^ojaa.! f^ia^cuto ; 
beginning with com. . Fol. 82 a. 

29. On a woman who was converted from 
the Arian heresy, and became a nun, X^ 

one hymn (vaox.). Fol. 83 a. 

30. Bogationary hymns, f^^a^^Sa A^3; 
beginning with jjfiu. . Fol. 83 a. 

31. Of Bepentance, r^OAiiui ; beginning 
with«aix.. Fol. 84 a. 

32. Of the Dead, rdi^o^on f^.va^ A^3 , 
priests, monks, nuns, widows, etc.; beginning 
with f^lfisz. . Fol. 86 b. 

Subscription, fol. 96 b : ^^ \^\ yi \ t 

f^isa.1 0111.10:^9 . K!x*:ii3 f^v»f^ ^xjxrfy 

Klift\aQ3 os^cA^ t^aift^al i.uwo JLi>3 

rdMOOX. . os^oif^ r^Zft.ia.io ^i^ •aiia^fC^ 

• rd^flffCUM A \ S).i KlMOJsA . Xa rdar^ 



•:• f^n ^oflua i^isn , ^ 

[Add. 17,247.] 

ccccxxxvn. 

Paper, about 6J in. by 5, consisting of 
167 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — ^9^ 101, and 164 
—167. The qtuires, signed with letters, 
seem to have been 18 in number. Leaves 
are wanting both at the beginning and end, 
and there are lacunae after foil. 3, 11, and 163. 
Each page has from 19 to 24 lines. This 
volume is written in a good, regular hand 
of the xii*** or xiii**^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Hynms of Severus, John bar Aph- 
tunaya, etc., 337 in number (Obt). Bach 
hymn is marked with its own letter, and 
another letter to indicate the tone; e.g. 



w 



' , etc. 



a. The Nativity of our Lord ; imperfect. 
Fol. 1 a. 

b. The Epiphany ; imperfect. Fol. 4 a. 

c. ThePresentationand S. Simeon. Fol. 7 b. 

d. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 8 a. 

e. The Miracles of our Lord ; imperfect. 
Fol. 12 a. 

f. Palm Sunday. Fol. 17 a. 

g. Passion Week. Fol. 20 a. 

h. The holy Gross, f<n %\^n r<k.AJL^Ai 
KLAoi^ . Fol. 23 a. 

i. The Besurrection, arranged according 
to the eight tones. Fol. 28 b. 

j. The Ascension. Fol. 37 a. 

k. Pentecost. Fol. 39 a. 

Subscription, fol. 42 (, feii.«ajk29b i ^\g . 

U Conmion hymns for the holy Virgin, the 



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rrs andDoctorSjthe Dead, and of penance^ 
ged according to the eight tones : 

st tone, rdaSQ.ia j^oh^r^. Pol. 42 b. 

th tone, rdftZajaoM Klltt^ . Eol. 48 d. 

5ond tone. Eol. 58 6. 

:th tone. EoL 67 a. 

ird tone. Eol. 81 a. 

Tenth tone. Eol. 86 a. 

urth tone. Eol. 101 a. 

jhth tone. Eol. 110 a. 

bscription, fol. 120 b : rOjo^ ysljL 

Supplicatory hymns of all kinds, 
ged according to the eight tones, 
irly to no. 1, I : i^ii&zsik^ ^lAaAii^ •aaii 
^ reuiib^ ,ftiiV^A^.i . Eol. 120 b. 
Propsatmata, chanted before the read- 
^f the Scripture Lessons : Aa.i r^'isnot 
Xn ^ f^XtlUn ^KSAuk >i.VA.l ,flfi1 \^ 
n^. Eol. 154 d. 

Hymns of praise, to be used at the 
ration of the holy Eucharist : ,90^0 
i X^ ^isaf^(&eo.i ft^anaT. ^ AJla 
a . Eol. 157 a. 

A Calendar of Eeasts, Saints' Days, 
according to the use of the Syrian 
^h: ft^iiniV^ Au^bf^ •ttiau.iOD .aa^ 

009.1 f^iux. jui u (altered into K'liif^) 
pa^na ^ix.ii • Eol. 158 a. 
A tract entitled *^ Chronicle or Reckon- 
f the Year," i^inT ni» Au^ai^ ^..onjkiav^ 

L.1 , contaroing the names of the months, 
umber of days in each, rules for finding 
jonmiencemeilt of each month, the 
idation (f^iu»f^4a. , 0efii\m) of the 
' the "foundation of the moon" or 
n number, whether the year is inter- 
j or not, the age of the mooni the 



precise date of ndw moon, etc., etc. EoL 
161 b. Here we find an extract from "Ezra 
the scribe," regarding the day of the Na- 
tivity, fol. 164 b : A^ f<x&so i^iv^ ^ 

rdnxa.T4i».l Klsocua *>^^* f^.lL iu93 it^cu 
7. Short extracts ; viz. 



a. Erom Ephraim^ > 
jCDOOf^ia . f^aiisks Ali^ i^va *4^« >*ii&f^ 

. 0.0 . f^iufiaSL f^a tCDOOT^va • Eol. 166 a. 

b. Erom John Chrysostom. 

. juo . coiiazjf^ A\^ isni^^eo ^.1 • Eol. 
166 ft. 

jtoiXicuf^. Eol. 167 a. 

c. Enigmas, r^artli.; e.g. . r^AoKlx. 

r^a >cDa^f< Kl^ob ^ f<Aa • coA ^^hii\t. 

re'.ii.i . Eol. 167 a. 

d. The celestial and terrestrial hierarchies, 
f^iiallu.1 rdftia\ and f^^.i-^.i T ^fti^\ 
f^iui^if^, etc. Eol, 167 ft. 

[Add. 14,713.] 



CCCCXXXVIII. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 4|, consisting of 69 
leaves, some of which are slightly stained 
and torn, especially folL 1 — 3, 7, 8, 10, 41, 
and 42. The quires are signed with letters 
from ^M to k:^ , and by a later hand from t 
to w. Consequently, the first 13 are lost; 
and there are also lacun» after foil. 1 and 9. 



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The nmnbei^ of lines in each page varies firom 
16 to 26. This manuscript is written in a 
good, regular hand ; dated A. Gr. 1633| 
A.D. 1222 ; and contains — 

1. Part of the Hymns of Severus, John bar 
Aphtunaya, etc.; viz. those that form the 

nftuiiLio ft'^OAA^.ia • They are arranged 
according to the eight tones ; viz. sixth tone, 
fol. 1 a ; seventh, fol. 2 a ; fourth, fol. 10 a ; 
tighth, fol. 19 b. 

2. Supplicatory hymns, rt'iisizsk^, arranged 
according to the eight tones. Fol. 30 b. 

3. Chimts to be sung before the Lessons, 

rdiL^Ha^ arranged according to the eight 
tones. Pol. 68 b. 

4. Hymns of praise, to be sung at the 
time of the celebration of the holy Eucharist, 

i^tK'i.i , arranged according to the eight 
tones. Pol. 62 J. 

5. A hymn in commemoration of Theodore, 
Ja»aia.*iof<^ $vs^ A^ f^iui&,.M . Pol, 68 a. 

6. Hymns for the Annunciation of the 
blessed Virgin, f^^u:b.&ai ftH.Aafl9.i i^^ui^^jsq. 
Fol. 69 a. 

On fol. 69 a there is a note, which states 
that this manuscript was written in the con- 
vent of S. Mary X>eipara by one Joseph, 

A. Gr. 1533, A.D. 1222. »«are' oi^ e\^ 



•i^a f^9f^.i f^^askiijBa 1^4*1009 ^.1 f^oolf^ 

Aflka rdicb t^la^ HlaU^ »aAn\ i3 •oscuiK' 

^^o ^iA^o ,TSitia j^f^ AuaLs ^CD tocp 

On fol. 68 J, at the foot of the page, there 
is a rudely written Arabic note, containing 



the name of an owner, of the book, appa- 
rently Mu'awwad: (?) ^yu vJjot J lL; \jji\ 

[Add. 17,253, f(jU. 1.-69.] 



CCCCXXXIX. 

Paper, about 7 in. by 6|^, consisting of 136 
leaves, a few of which are much torn, espe- 
cially foil. 1, 93, 94, and 136. The quires, 
signed with letters (but only as far as »a*), 
are 16 in nimiber. Single leaves are wanting 
at the beginning, and after foU. 46 and 86. 
The number of lines in each page varies from 
16 to 22. This volume is written in a fair, 
MalMte hand of about the xiii*^ cent., and 
contains— 

1. The Hymns of Severus, etc., here only 
169 (t^ia) in nxmiber (but see no. 4). Each 
hymn is marked with a letter designating 

its tone : e. g. -JL. • 
op 

a. The Nativity of our Lord; imperfect. 
Pol. la. 

b. The Massacre of the Innocents. Pol. 
7 a. 

c. The Epiphany. PoL 8 a. 

d. S. Simeon the Aged. Pol. 11 b. 
€. Lent. Pol. 11 b. 

/. The Miracles. Pol. 16 a. 
g. Palm Sunday. Pol. 19 a. 
h. Passion Week. PoL 21 a. 
i. The Kesurrection, in eight orders. Pol. 
24 a. 
j. The Ascension. Pol. 30 b. 
k. Pentecost. Pol. 32 J. 



f<ujMiA Kl«a.io , arranged according to the 
eight tones. Pirst tone, r^l^.vo j^^qa^k'; 
fol. 34^a, Pifth tone; foj. 37 b. Second 

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tone, imperfect ; fol. 42 b. Sixth tone, im- 
perfect; fol. 47 a. Third tone; fol. 62 a. 
Seventh tone; fol. 65 a. Ponrth tone; fol. 
62 a. Eighth tone ; fol. 67 a. Subscription, 
foL 71 a: i^ioKIfi^ >vm:i K'iuiiln y^ 

2. Supplicatory hymns of every kind, 
arranged according to the eight tones : ^aa^ 

r^AiisaiA rd«sa.i^ ^ . EoL 71 b. Those of 
the first order are ascribed in the subscrip- 
tion, fol. 73 d, tQ Eabulas of Edessa, 

IjSLskf^ r^asi.i9 and have been edited by 
Dr. Overbeck, S. Ephraemi Syri etc. Opera 
Selecta, p. 245 (compare pp. 362 and 370). 
The seventh order is imperfect. 

3. Cantus ad Magnificat, arranged ac- 
cording to the eight tones: A ■ \ n .jso^ 

r^AlA»^3^^ ^ f^^O^KtaiOM. Fol. 
96 ft. 

4. Additional hymns, f^h\MX^skn f^AiBja^a^ 
(with the subscription f^a&f^ i^Aui^jso »m\3L 
^ui^cKh), arranged according to the eight 
tones. Eol. 104 a. 

5. Additional rehs&a^^ . Fol. 130 b. 

6. A hyton on Cyriacus the martyr, 
r<^:iaifl» •fl»OA*iaD tisn A:^.i f^iuiikJM, fol. 
136 b ; and another hymn, the title of which 
is torn away, fol. 136 b. 

[Add. 17,238.] 

CCCCXL. 

Paper, about 9| in. by 7i, consisting of 
138 leaves, many of which are much 
stained and torn, especially foil. 1 — 4, 13 — 
21, and 119 — ^138. The quires, signed with 
letters, were probably 18 or 19 in number, 
but only a — s* are now complete. Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning and end, as 
well as after foU. 2, 14, 18, 20, 126, 127, 128, 
and 132. There are 15 lines in each page. 
This volume is written in a large, regular 
hand of the ziii^^ cent., and contains— 



The Symns of Severus, etc., to the num- 
ber of 321 (rdlM.). Each hymn is marked 
with its appropriate number, and with a 

letter denoting its tone, e.g. —SI • 

o 

1. The Presentation of our Lord, Kdik»:i; 
very imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Lent, Kl»a^ l^n; very imperfect 
FoL 2 b. 

3. The Miracles, i^^n f^^i»i3^ A^s 
^^i»i ; imperfect. Fol. 6 b. 

4. Palm Sunday, k!x»:io f<iT n,v»3 r^^fls^ 
rdLkjLOf^.1 ; imperfect. Fol. 18 a. 

6. Passion Week, X^a r^^ooi^ n&ut 1^^ 
f^jLSf^xsn [f^.ioai»] . Fol. 21 b. 

6. The holy Gross, ftl^A^ 1^^ r^fia^ 
rdftaa-U • Fol. 26 b. 

7. The Resurrection, r^^^ogunn rdtt-aJ^ 
ft'iub.vo, arranged according to the eight 
tones (f^kuo). Fol. 36 a. 

8. The Ascension, cnnNoiw A^:i ft'Aui:k» 
Kf^sttAn «.4^.i • Fol. 50 a. 

9. Pentecost, t\flr»oni\if<!&.i K'iuiajSi. 
Fol. 63 J. Subscription, fol. 59 a : r^fis^ jolx. 

10. 1^:100X9.10 f^oiAf^ ^:uLl3 f^Aiii\>i 

f^hsiMh ; imperfect. Fol. 69 a. First tone, 
fol. 59 J; fifth, fol. 68 J; second, fol. 85 a; 
sixth, fol. 100 b ; third, foL 125 a ; seventh, 
fol. 128 a ; fourth, fol. 132 a. 

[Add. 17,244.] 



CCCCXLI. 

Paper, about 6J in. by 3f, consisting of 
196 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 8, 9, 11, 12, 20, and 
21. The quires, signed with letters, are 19 
in nimiber, of which the first two are mis- 
sing. Leaves are also wanting after folL 8, 
55, 138, 165, and 196. There are from 16 



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to 22 lines in each page. This volume is 
written in a small, neat hand of the ziii*^ 
cent, aad contains — 

1. The Hymns of Severus, etc., in nnmher 
383 (.^kX.). Each hymn is marked by a 
letter denoting its tone. 

a. The Beheading of S. John the Bap- 
tist; imperfect (J^ , >). Fol. 1 a. 

b. S. Stephen (rtoo, .aao)* Fol. 1 b. 

c. S. Simeon and the Presentation (A^ > 
9a). Fol. 2 b. 

d. Lent, imperfect ; beginning with a» . 
Fol. 3 b. 

e. The forty Martyrs, imperfect; begin- 
ning with on . Fol. 9 a. 

f. The Miracles of our Lord; beginning 
with j» . Fol. 12 a. 

g. Palm Sunday ; beginning with v^ • Fol. 
22 a. 

h. Passion Week; beginning with 3^. 
FoL 26 b. 

L The Resurrection, according to the eight 
tones ; beginning with %n . Fol. 37 a. 

j. The Baptistery, Ai.j^.i ifAuiA^M, 
r^^.ias«k» ; beginning with la . Fol. 48 a. 

A?. After the lesson from the Gtospel, before 
the celebration of the holy Eucharist, 

^^^i^f^Acsb f^aifliD; beginning with :uaa . 
Fol. 53 b. 

I. The midweek of Pentecost, 'hu^^^snn 
92^ojau^f<l& ; no. jaMa.. FoL 64 b. 

m. The Ascension, imperfect; beginning 
with \nn • Fol. 65 a. 

n. Whitsun Day ; beginning with :uLa . 
Fol. 56 b. 

0. f^.ioafi9.io f^oQlf^di.%L.i f^iui^»3 r^fiifJ^ 
t^.%a2L.ia OAi^ia . These are arranged 
according to the eight tones, beginning with 
rdtto. FoL 61 a. 

p. Hymns for compline, ^ocb.i i^iuu^ 
t^i^ofifA , beginning with ^n. . FoL 152 b. 

q. The reception of bishops, f^iaoiD A^.i 
Kl&OAftu&f^;! ; beginning with u:^ju. FoL 
156 a. 



r. The tonsure of monks, K'i&cuto A^t 
f^i».i.i ; no. jsk^x. . FoL 157 b. 

s. For priests, monks, and the clergy, 
OA*HAoa f^*i^:ia r^co^ A^.i ; no. -\^^ • 
Fol. 158 a. 

Subscription, foL 158* ft; ^^jjoajs jalx. 



<^.lll.i K'.viJkSaa cQtti2b2^ f^lsosL^ A&a cD.if^kA 

2. Supplicatory hymns, in number 124 
(.Vko), arranged according to the eight tones : 

rdjsa.ia ^ ^snJS^fmi f^AidJt^^ ^lAaiuk ^ao^ 

f^loQ£b.ia f^oAf^ '^xU-lo f^icA^a.! r^Uji^id . 

K'.viiL.ia aal^ia . Imperfect. FoL 150 a. 

On the margin of fol. 70 ft, the names of 
Severus and Ignatius are traced in rude 
Greek letters, C€VHPe • * ^HrNATHOC . 
On foL 65 ft a later possessor has written the 
Armenian alphabet. 

[Add. 17,261.] 



CCCCXLH. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 3|, consisting of 
201 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and slightly torn, especially foil. 27, 141, 142, 
187—189, and 194—201. The quires seem 
to have been 21 in number; but the first 
two and the last are now lost. Those that 
remain are signed with letters from -\^to .v , 
and from 3* to J^ . Leaves are wanting after 
foU. 6, 16, 27, 75, 86, 97, and 129. The 
number of lines in each page varies from 13 
to 20. This volume is written in a good, 
current hand of the xiii*^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

1. The Hymns of Severus, etc., in number 
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810 (a.), each marked with a letter denoting 
its tone. 

arranged according to the eight tdnes. Im- 
l)erfect. Third tone, fol. 1 a ; fourth, fol. 1 b ; 
fifth, fol. 14 a; sixth, fol. 31 6; seventh, 
fol. 61 a; eighth, fol. 74 a. 

b. The Epiphany. Eol. 89 b. 

c. Lent ; imperfect. Fol. 96 ft. 

d. The Miracles. Pol. 101 ft. 

e. Palm Sunday. Pol. 115 b. 

^ /. Passion Week, i^ikajL A.^.i i^iuiJi-ikM 
f^lxMi ; imperfect. Pol. 121 a. 

g. The Resurrection. Pol. 133 a. 

h. Of Baptism, f^^.in ^ \ ^.i i^Ai 1 1 ^ ^ . 
Pol. 146 ft. 

i. The Ascension. Pol. 152 a. 

j. Pentecost. Pol. 156 a. 

k. The holy Church, f^ivi:^. A^.i f^dvoajsb 
feiub.*w . Pol. 161 a. 

i. The reception of bishops, ft^\*ia n X^-i 
f^<sanftn?kf^:i . Pol. 163 a. 
. Subscription, fol. 163 ft : rt'Auiscsa >ix. 

KlAv»f^ ^Aif^.ia ft'i^aKlfl^ >iM k1x.*:m3.i 

2. Supplicatory hymns, ascribed to Ba- 
bulas of Edessa, Maruthas of Tagrit, and 
Ephraim: fi».i f<ftiS\ ^^.oorAa^ f^AtAbxiL^ 

f^^aisn ti^^io >cDiaf^3 jaa.A^r^ r^osi 
y^x^f^ ti^-io ^i\f<^.i jSukf^. Pol. 164 a. 

These are 89 {\^) in number, and are 
arranged according to the eight tones. Sub- 
scription, fol. 196 a, ^f^cC^f^AidJc^^ ^oix. . 

3. Similar . hymns of the Resurrection, 
f^Aca^.i f^ii&zs^^, arranged according to 
the eight tones. They are now only 12 in 
number, the last being imperfect. Pol. 196 ft. 

Pol. 201 is a small fragment of some other 
paper manuscript. 

. On the margin of fol. 21 ft, which is now 
slightly mutilated, an owner has recorded 
his name in barbarous Greek : — 



. NH>v TTPeSBHTePGC O T5A|JLANT . 
NOtTHIf-ASP^N (?) -AJJLHN Ke e>v€H<reN 

[Add. 17,254.] 



ccccxLin. 

Paper, about 5| in. by 4, consisting of 
229 leaves, many of which are much torn, 
especially foil. 1—16 and 161—229. The 
quires, signed with letters, are 23 innimiber^ 
the last being imperfect. There are from 10 
to 16 lines in each page. This yolimie is 
written in a good, rfegular hand of the xiii* 
cent., and contains — 

1. TheHynm8ofSevel'US,etc.Titl6,fol.la: 

r^ikAiai»i3 [t^yL^]^ •ao[Ai^3 • Each hymn 
is marked by a letter indicating its tone. 

a. The Dedication of the Church, ^icu»:i 
f^(^.*i^ . Pol. la. 

ft. The Annunciation of Zacharias* Pol. 
2 ft. 

c. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Pol. 4 ft. 

d. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Pol 
eft. 

e. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist* 
Pol. 7 ft. 

/. The Massacre x>f the Innocents. Pol. 9 b, 

g. The Epiphany. Pol. 11 a. 

h. The Commemoration of S. John the 
Baptist. Pol. 14 ft. 

i. The Order of Cana of Galilee, rdtt^ 
r<i!^.i . Pol. \Qa. 

j. Lent. Pol. 16 ft. . 

k. The Miracles. Pol. 23 ft. 

;. On the Prodigal Son, f<!^afl9fe 1^19 A^>ai* 
Pol. 39 ft. 

m. Palm .Sunday. Pol. 40 a. 

n. Passion Week. Pol. 46 ft. 

0. Tbe Washing of Peet, rd^\^^i rCms\ . 
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p. The Ascension. Pol. 54 J. 

q, Pentecost. PoL 56 a. Subscription, fol. 

2. Supplicatory hymns, arranged according 
to the eight tones : [f<'ii&xak^] ^xaa^ wao^ 
r^^o^. Pirst tone,- fol. 66 b; second, fol. 
77 b ; third, fol. 95 a ; fourth, fol. Ill * ; fifth, 
fol. 134 J; sixth, fol. 158 b; seventh, fol. 
183 a; eighth, imperfect at the end, fol. 
208 6. 

[Add. 17,259.] 



CCCCXLIV. 

Paper, about 5^ in. by 4, consisting of 42 
leaves (Add. 17,269, foU. 39--80). FoU. 
41 — 53 are stained with oil, and fol. 47 is 
much torn. The quires, signed witji letters, 
were once at JLeast 19 in number. Leaves 
are now wanting at the beginning and end, 
as well as after foil. 39, 40, 47, 53, 54, and 
62. There are from 13 to 15 lines in each 
page. This manuscript is written in a neat, 
tegular hand of the xiii*^ cent., and con- 
tains — 

1. Part of the Hymns of Severus, etc. ; viz. 

a. The Epiphany ; imperfect. Pol. 39 a. 

6. S. Simeon the Aged. Pol. 41 6. 

c. Cana of Gralilee, f^£^ l^.i tt^fti\\ . 
Pol. 42 b. 

d. Lent ; imperfect. Pol. 44 a. 

e. The Miracles ; imperfect. Pol. 48 a. 
/. The Praises of the blessed Virgin; im- 

perfect. Pol. 54 a. 

' 2. Supplicatoryhymns,f^^i^Lfi^^, arranged 
according to the eight tones; imperfect. 
Pol. 55 a. 

[Add. 17,269, foil. 39— 80.] 



CCCCXLV. 

Eight paper leaves, about 6 in. by 4|, 
several of which are torn. There are from 






17 to 20 lines in each page. The writing 
is neat and regular, of the xiii**^ cent. They 
contain- 
Part of the Hymns of Severus, etc., as 
arranged by Jacob of Edessa. Title, fol. 1 n : 

f^(kuo .f^cDiOf^ ,aon\>.i f^^iu»a f^hixJ» 

, 1.. The Nativity of our Lord; 14 hymns. 
Pol. la.. 

2. The Epiphany ; part of the first hymn 
only. Pol. 8 6. 

[Add. 17,261, foU. 1—8.] 

CCCCXLVL 

Eighteen vellum leaves, about 5| in. by 
3f , the last of which is much torn (Add. 
14,524, foU. 30—47). The writing is of the 
xiii*^ cent., with from 13 to 18 lines in each 
page. They contain — 

Part of the Hymns of Severus, etc. ; viz. 
the hymns for the Resurrection, arranged 
according to the* eight tones, fol. 30 a ; the 
Ascension, fol. 45 d ; S. Mark, fol. 47 a ; S. 
Thomas and S. John the Evangelist, fol. 47 b. 

[Add. 14,524, foU. 30—47.] 

CCCCXLYIL 

Paper, about 9^ in. by 6^, consisting of 58 
leaves, some of which are much stained and 
torn, especially foil. 1, 9, 29, 30, 33—35, 39 
—42, 47, 49, 50, and 58. The quires, signed 
with letters, were originally upwards of 18 
in number (jju, fol. 50 a) ; but many of 
them are lost, and most of the remainder are 
very imperfect. Leaves are now wanting at 
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28, 34, 35, 40, 48, and 49. There axe 14 
lines in each page. This volume is written 
in a large, inelegant hand of the xiii^ cent., 
and contains — 

The Hymns of Seyerus, etc. Each hymn 
is marked by a letter indicating its tone. 

1. The Consecration of the Church ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. The Annunciation of Zacharias. Fol. 
2 ft. 

3. The Annunciation of the blessed Virgin. 
Fol. 5 h. 

4. The Visit of Mary to Elisabeth. Fol. 8 a. 

5. The Nativity of S. John the Baptist. 
Fol. 11 a. 

6. The Nativity of our Lord. Fol. 12 a. 

7. The Praises of the blessed Virgin, 1^^ 
reb^f^ ;^.%L.i fdftAoD . Fol. 26 ft. 

8. The Massacre of the Innocents ; very 
imperfect. Fol. 28 ft. 

9. The Commemoration of Basil and Gre- 
gory ; imperfect. Fol. 29 a. 

10. The Epiphany ; imperfect. FoL 30 a. 

11. The Resurrection ; arranged according 
to the eight tones, but very imperfect. 
Fifth tone, fol. 36 a; sixth, fol. 38 ft; 
sevbnth, fol. 43 a\ eighth, fol. 48 a. 

12. The Ascension ; imperfect. Fol. 50 a. 

13. Pentecost; imperfect. Fol. 62 a. 

[Add. 17,256.] 

CCCCXLVIII. 

Paper, about 6^ in. by 4|, consisting of 63 
leaves (Add. 14,723, foil. 3—65), some of 
which are slightly stained and torn, especially 
fol. 66. The quires are signed with letters, 
but several are lost, both at the beginning 
and the end, and there is also a lacuna after 
fol. 8. Each page has from 18 to 21 lines. 
This manuscript is written in a good, regular 
hand of the xiii*^ cent., and contains — 

1. The Hymns of Severus, etc., 300 (a) in 
number, arranged according to the eight 



tones. Those of the first and fifth tones arc 
wanting. Second tone, r^xii^ f^D&A^i^ , very 
imperfect, fol. 3 a\ sixth, r^^^ r^fiiaJ2^„ 
imperfect, fol. 3 ft ; third, foL 14 ft ; seventh, 
fol. 19 ft ; fourth, fol. 34 a; eighth, fol. 43 ft. 
Subscription, fol. 64 a : ^..^^ ^^.^^icL^d y^ 

Oft" f^iion Aa . f^caif^.1 k!mj#i Ax. Afifl»a 

2. f^hsjha^hi or supplicatoiy hynms, ar- 
ranged according to the eight tones. First 
tone, f^xsn^a jiooj^r^y fol. 54 ft ; fifth, fol. 
57 a ; second, fol. 68 a; sixth, fol. 61 a; third, 
imperfect, fol. 64 ft. The remaining tones 
are wanting. 

[Add. 14,723, foil. 3—65.] 

CCCCXLIX. 

Paper, about 6| in. by 6^, consisting of 
68 leaves (Add. 17,261, foil. 9—66), some of 
which are much soiled and torn, especially 
foU. 26, 26, 33, 34, 41, 48, 52, and 61—63. 
The quires are signed with letters, but many 
of them have been lost, and others are im- 
perfect. At present the manuscript is defec- 
tive at the beginning, and there are lacunso 
after foil. 16, 24, 34, 40, 48, 62, and 68. The 
nimiber of lines in each page varies from 12 
to 19. The writing, which is of the xiii*^ or 
xiv*^ cent., is large and inelegant, except on 
foil. 63—66. The contents are— 

1. Part of the Hymns of Severus, etc. ; viz. 
a. Lent ; imperfect at the beginning. Fol. 

9 a. 

ft. The Miracles; imperfect. Fol. 16 ft. 
c. Palm Sunday ; imperfect. Fol. 22 a. 

2. Supplicatoryhynms,r<!aJii.af^ii&a&ii, 
arranged according to the eight tones ; im- 
perfect. Fol. 29 ft. Subscription, fol. 63 a : 

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3. A Calendar of Feasts and Saints' Days : 
r^af^JL .^oiIa:! i^xJiCuLfsa] jto[a^90.A] 

rds^na. Fol. 63 a. 

[Add. 17,261, foU. 9—66.] 

CCCCL. 

Vellum, about 9| in. by 6f , consisting of 
110 leaves, a few of which are slightly stained 
and soiled, especially foil. 1 and ^8. The 
quires, signed with letters, were originally 
16 in number; but three of these are now 
lost, and several others are imperfect. Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning, and after foil. 
40, 48, 61, and 63. There are from 40 to 48 
lines in each page. This volume is written 
in a good, regular hand of the viii*^ or ix*^ 
cent., and contains — 

A large collection of hymns (ft^\ n, 
f^jLH.vM, and feii..^.\cu99 ), ascribed to 
Ephraim, Isaac of Antioch, and Jacob of 
Batnae. 

1. Madrashe of Ephraim for the Epiphany, 
originally 13 in number, iLju9.i f<LLi.%M 
^ifitt^^^ Kluijsoa ^acb:i fdyj.i • Pol. 1 a. 
The first five are now lost, and of the sixth 
only three lines remain. 

2. Madrashe of Ephraim for the Vigils of 
the brethren, >isa.i ftU»f^.i i^iooi;..! fdx.i:uo 
7B-»var<; 21 in number. Fol. 2 6. One of 
them, numbered jil*, has the special title 
rdJunoA lk..i , " of the Confessors." Two 
others, niunbered J^ and vv , are ascribed 

to Jacob, and entitled f^:iAsao Ax. , ^* of the 
Martyrs." 

3. Penitential madrashe, ^aiui f<LLi.%M 
Klx.^ . Eol. 6 a. 

4. Faraenetic madrashe, rd..x.i.%-.sa 
ft'iicuA^isjQ.i • Eol. 5 b. One of these, fol. 
10 bj has the special title r^hsmsif^n r^v^cvs 
Klsocua :u> 1^.1 ; and several are alphabe- 
tical, iu9 •ftXf^ A^n, folL 12 b and 13a and b. 

5. Penitential madrashe, r^ac^j ^aiui, 
in part alphabetical. Fol. 19 b: One of 



them is expressly ascribed to Ephraim, fol. 
22 a. 

6. On the denial of Simon Peter, A.^ 
^...o^su.^ eri*ia&4k, beginning, fol. 24 a: 

* vA A .1 n ^ ft'iiif^ rdi*!^ . ^^\^x, v^i 

7. An alphabetical sugitha on Mary, the 
niece of Abraham Kidunaya, f^itx\afl» 

beginning, fol. 24 b : Kl^df^o r^fVa .a^rV 

rCsLS^r^o . >ix.:i^ r^i^.i >1 >a • km* A^ 

•:• >a ^.la^ ftfxao t^lzfts xtijusn . jti^ • iil&i 



8. Another alphabetical sugitha, rt'iu^cuto 
f^diiMf^, beginning, fol. 26 a: rdil.i or^ 
vOf :U3 • onA ^il^f^iiAioaA Aflko .^^l^ aii*.i.i 

9. Three madrashe on Oyriacus, patriarch 
of Tagrit, j»n n tioj A..^^^ i^JLi^-sn 
^i^^.i rdxireLi\f<l& . Fol. 26 b. 

10. Various madrashe, without special 
titles. Fol. 27 a. 

11. Three madrashe on the Church and 
on Virginity, i^^i-^ A-^.i 1^-2.1:1-^8 
ft'^cAo^ia , by Ephraim. Fol. 37 a. 

12. Four madrashe on the Oil and the 
Olive, and the Mysteries of our Lord, A^ 
«^4^ •tK'io f^^ta fduASQ • Fol. 38 a. 

13. Three madrashe on the Mysteries of 
our Lord, «.^i^.i tosatftS Ajwri rtLLi^-sn. 
The third is imperfect. Fol. 40 a. 

14. Madrashe from the collection entitled 
*^the Hymns of Nisibis," by Ephraim. See 
Add. 14,672, and the edition of Dr. Bickell, 
S. Ephraemi Syri Carmina Nisibena (Leipzig, 
1866), p. 2. 

a. An imperfect hymn; see Bickell, no. 
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b. See Biokell, no. xvi. Pol. 41 a. 

c. On Abraham, bishop of Nisibis, A^3 
^asu^.! r^&OAfiiA&f^ TicoisK'; five hymns. 
See Bickell, nos. xvii — ^xxi. Pol. 41 b. 

d. On Harran, ^^^ X^ k!s.i:uo • See 
Bickell, no. xxxiv. Pol. 45 b. 

e. On our Lord, and on Death and Satan, 
f^A\fi9a T^hsosn X^a . «Aso Ax. ; imperfect; 
See Bickell^ nos. xxxv — ^li. Pol. 46 b. 

/..On the Besurrection, i^omoi.!. See 
Bickell, nos. bod— bmii. Pol. 58 J. 

15. Pifteen madrashe on Paradise, f^crtsn 
r^lfis«.ii&3 ifii:L.AaL»A» , by Ephraim. Pol. 
60 b. See Overbeck, S. Ephraemi Syri etc. 
Opera Selecta, p. xii. and p. 339. . 

16. Madrashe against Palse Doctrines, 
f^jL^cu IaaoX^ , by Ephraim. Pol. 66 b. 

17. Sugyatha by Ephraim; viz. 

a. Penitential, ^^Lsl^x ^aiui rt'iu^fluto 
Ti^iftrt" fi»:i, beginning, fol. 78 6: orf 

. «..^f< ^^iii\n >a9CLiKlMJk3 • rd&o^ kI^m 
• ^aIsq K^iJjia^ os^iof^o 

b. On Joseph, aso6^ Ax..i . K'itx^cuto , 
beginning, fol; 79 d{ r^^o^ oA K'iMf^ 
>snflLMia ti-M odii >1 »ca*acq ,9fcft>o i\ 
f^i^ tAOJk. a^:i |CPCUJM*fi9f<^o >q9fluni*r<^ 
CDiijuu.iusi Kld!90i /i^.^^ ,• v^l r^.l 

♦ ^1 

c. On the Virgin Mary, Ax. f<hix^f< 
>^i» ft'oAf^ ^.iL, beginning, fol. 80 a\ 

d On the holy. Church, A:^.i i^iiij*!^ 
rt'iubna f^^i;^ , beginning, foL 80 a : K'iu^ 
e f^[^ f^^^Un aA vas.o ft!!^ K'^jiJ.l 
tcb.i K'.iAo aA •an*o • co rdii^ a9ii:aA»i.i 

V AcD • >^i4SJLKlSftSk K'iuSl^ OK" • K'iu^ 



e. On the Months of the Year, f^iu\5 
feskkx..i rdMi* Ax.3, beginning, fol. 80 b\ 
K'Kjju A.^0 f^Atsbo* Aj^o KU»v 1-w 

♦ «^.aaiVA3 f^^OML ji^anfo • ^^^omaaxuxat 

18. Madrashe of Ephraim^ to be sung at 
table on the Vigils of the Saints and the 

Dead, f^jLdJlM >^iAf^ tVM^ i^jlis-^ 

r^z*.lJ3:i K'lcaxs i^io^ A^ ^^snr^hcnn 

ft'^AiaLno . PoL 81 a. 

19. Madrasha on Simon Peter, t^jLiruo 
r^^r^lA. ^..o>^T. Ax.3 i beginning, fol. 83 b : 






20. Madrasha on S. Paul, \^.i k!s.i9^o 
jQpfoAoA, beginning, foL 84 a: 

21. Madrasha on S. Thomas, fdx.i.%sn 
rduJlx. f^saoft"^ A^n , beginning, fol. 85 a : 

22. Madrasha on Judas the Traitor,' 
fdidolxsa f^.ioai» 1x1 K^i:Ufl y beginning^ 
fol. 86 a ; • cpisn >Jlx» i^iaaiA vA 90 

23. Other madrashe, without special titles. 
Pol. 86 a. • 

24. A jnadrasha to be used at the Con«« 
secration of a Bishop, t<\na n.i r^ixuwe 
^j^ju&f^, beginning, fol. 96 a: vA >ls. 

. v\iu:k.isa vA ftfi \ m^g 

25. Madrashe for the Dead, i^Vi^i . Pol. 
96 a. Subscription, fol. 98 6 : f^x.19^0 ccn\> 

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' 26. A collection of Sugyatha, rdi^-aJ^ 

. >lCuLi.lO ,ftllV^AA,l f^iu\^CUto.l 

a. On Penitence^ rdx.&i ^a^ A^.i , begin- 
ning, fol. 98 b: . f^i»au.i rt'^io^ rdx.&l Of< 

b. Alphabetical, Ai^ r^hxx^f^ r^hu\eLa> 
Au^ AAre', beginning, fol. 98 b: J^r^ 
f^hiV^r^ r^A^is KS^Aft" iuuuia jA^i^ 
asiiua A Atf^ TiOAft":! i^^.*!.^ r^iMrt" 

. f^iM.1 casoaA jjali^o 
e. Alphabetical, >in ■ \ \.i f^iiv»f<, begin- 
ning, fol. 99 a : o.iore' • i^ijsiaf^ •^K' 

ef. On the World, r^lMl^ A^^*!* alphabe- 
tical,* beginning, fol. 99 a : ^CU»f<^f^.ftXf^ 



fA^l ^oA,SLsan . ^iUL^ f^AsiB.! ft^^\\. 



rear, disp 






e. On the Months of the Tear, disputing 
with one another, fol. 99 b: »a»*i^ A^.i 
94»v : f^iSkCD :u> AaacA .v» ^'i.i .i& : i^iox. 

MyK" f^iiXaL rda^ • (sic) ^^.oacoAi \ \ '^ .i 

«<^anx.^ oscDO ^isni^ «»-^? rd^v ^^^t 

/. On the virgin Mary, complaining of the 
World, A;^ ft^\nn .i& • >»iM i^iAo^ A:^.i 
rdaU. , beginning, fol. 100 a : >sncuaa f^ir^ 

* In these three alphabetical sQgyatbl^ the names of the 
letters are written as follows : • Aao^ • iusi • •^f^ 



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K'.lf^ 



g. On the blessed Virgin and on sceptics, 

by Isaac, beginning, foL 100 b : o^ ft^^Sh^ 
(A»f(^ A^ ft^\nn .Vk pa^isoA . a\^t.. o^o^ 
<t . osija ocD f<caAf^ cA.i ^isni^a 
A. On Joseph and his mistress, As^ck^^ 
f^Ui^sn ,annv» ti^.! co^isn Ax.o rdAK:^^ 
by Jacob, beginning, fol. 100 b\ auavx. 
r^sbl f^lK»i:ua :i^ . -\\, a »JU^ija A^Ck^n 

i. On the female Sinner, <)vA^ to A;^:i 
,ao n Vi fisa.i, by Jacob, beginning, fol. 
101 a : f^^ijLa.1 . f^(Ki\i# AukMJL mTi\ 
. »iiife^i^f^3 ^iMf^ coals . r^i^^jv\^T..i 

y. On the Synagogue and the Church, 
f^^.i;^a f^^oisk A^.i ^agnvi ti^SM » by 
Jacob, beginning, fol. 101 6: ft'^ixA rt'cp 

A?. On the World, A^.i ^^Jio^r^ ti^:! 
w^^\ \. , by Isaac, beginning, fol. 102 b : >o 

t W^^\ \. >CDQJta.A»l A.^ • A iM KlM M»ltf 

Z. On our Lord's appearance to Oleopas 
and his brother, after his resurrection, fi»:i 

tCDOitr^a r^L&oAal, by Isaac, beginning, 
fol. 103a: Ki^if^a jjj.1 Agux. a\^^ i^s^as. 

m. On our Lord and. the Woman of Sa- 
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ft'^'iMaL, by Isaac, begimiing, fol. 103 bi 

n. On Jephtlmh and his daughter, Ax.:i 
^LMJte*!^ %xs^n os^i^a Ax.a i^K^ jkiii^ , by 
Isaao, beginning, foL 104 d : ^i.%4:i f<inVin 
....a^iAJi.1 acD M\ . ^...ooajJLarda rt^i.!! 
iiil.%4 ft'iJU *j:<^ . »,^cp4ua»oirda r^i»X 
• f^iukLl vvil^ r^*l • kaco* »-S? *^^ 

0. On Jos^h and his nuslress, •&j»cl*.i 
os^iM X^o f^f^!A , beginning, fol. 105 a : 

p. On the blessed Mary nursing, Ajl.^ 
•aOAik^isa.! r^aJuao .v^ >«iM KAuiao]^ , by 
Jacob, beginning, fbl. 105 a : ^iqp^ >*iaa 
<• K'OCD r^OJk..! ft^^\\, »..!^ • fdaiiSo 3& 
^. On Ere and Mary, ^o n^» >iaQ.i 
>*i9M f^cu» As^i f^^iiJbo , by Jacob, begin- 
ning, fol. 105 b : ocb . j^Auk ^.iJ^a f^cu» 

1^ • ^*-^*\ cbi^iaa • >iAu> •aiuk 

r. On those who disputed against Mary, 
»aOA2k^ va:i • >»*iM Annn\.i f^lx.ai:i Ax..i , 
by Jacob, beginning, foL 107 ai f^^aii.a 
iua i^oos f^isnjkn K'co 3*0.1 ^1.9 

aa» ood •x.13 
. aA 

«. Faraenetie, •aoaik^ »idt.i K'K.A.^ojto 
f^^cu^^iM.1 re'Aii-wre', by Ja^b, beginning, 
fol. 107 a : .lA . x^hsJijnn r^^i f<!^coija 



aco 



:i^o vviii f^\ur< ciA f^ 



. r^L^kftU* .14*11 fd«ii. K:l.ia . ^i&^ao:! itHsii 
•^ • ^AfCOiA ^4Aa^i f^iAtCM 

t. On S. Simeon bearing our Lord,' 1^9 

»ann\i >iM.i kiIa^oqI ,o!Lbd 3^ , by Jacob, 
beginning, fol. 107 b\ AuJl» i^iiAoiusi 

^ .K^alus >a9a\93«* osoflas^f^ oAow 
•:• . f^AAa^ l^3.a:k. f^i«»i|l:i • f^x«>ai r^lioo^ 
u. On Job and his wife, ^n n\> %\sm 
mMsif^ •acuK' A^.i ^ by Jacob, beginning, 
fol. 108 d: >i^ •.i.a^ t^laio i^zta . Uf^ 

•:• . .^Aa K!2a&3 ^1 oas f<da 

V. On the Cither, l:w3 ^\Ar^ >i:as 

fciiuo , by Ephraim, beginning, fol. 108 b : 

• f^i£oW9 AfliD f^iiuo • fdiMOi f<siOaf< 

f^isns cnNn^un •K^^iIa.i f<l\p3M f<.ij:>a 



f^.iOf<h K^Aia Alcp • 



^' 



U7. On Mary and Joseph, hc^^ >*iso Ajw9 
As»OkMCk i^bAf^, beginning, foL 109 a : rt'^ani^ 

Xo >cA4sicp AitooA f^AAa^ ool • See abore^ 
no. 17, b. This is in a different handwriting 
from the rest. 

On foil. 109 b and 110 a there is written 
by a later hand — 

X. A sugitha on the Great Church of 
Edessa, built by king Abgar and Addai the 
Apostle, K^cai f^iki.^ Ajl. reika^cuflr 
fcoiof^^ (marg. i.^i< fdi93 f<d^co 1^ 
rduJlx. >3f<b), beginning: rt'iJui f^^rt" 
acq mi^ m t» nn Ti • i^tia d A \ifn 1 
A •acq . (suprascr. ^r^Ufk) ^rdanaioQ 
f^d^^cp Aj^i • f<LL.iao jiiai.i i^aaJt^ 

• AlsAft" »cpiar^a3 

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bar Dmara of Tagrit, and concluding with 
an elaborate anathema. 

coa f^ijai:i col Ant i pi Aa f^f< . qaMCOo.! 
«<3*r^ f^id:^ Ajia oi^ • cauo •aaiukas Oft" 
«^3* f^oAi • osi^al ool v^am r^a • tqp*! 
•x.iak.1 ooa • tCDO^f^ KbAf^.i f^sai4» dua>^i 

• >Vm\2I taaai^ ^ii^o • K'i^ ^ r^xdJl 

f<H.AXB9 ^AuL.i f^iu^oX ^m\ % tosai^ 

• fdauu coLM 1^.1 w^i^T. Kbcp^ • r^lae*.!^ 

>cb f^«iL»aio . f<*nni f^ii^ miu\<\^ 
^ fcocui* :iaaiia cna la^^ i^iiitm ^la^i 

ft'id.SQ A^ rdfifLa^ ^.1 AA^ • f^Lxka^ 
•aioKuQ r^.i^cx& ^ Aii.i.io colm Aa^ieo 

[Add. 17,141.] 

CCCCLL 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 5|, consisting of 
161 leaves, the first three of which are much 
Stained and torn. The quires w6re originally 
20 in number, but the last two are now lost. 
They are signed with Syriac letters on the 
first leaf of each, and by a later hand with 
Greek letters on the last leaf. The number 
of lines in each page varies from 26 to 31. 
This volume is written in a clear, though 
rather inelegant Estrangela of the viii*^ or 
ix*** cent., and contains — 

A collection of hymns (K!s.i.iaQ , r^huisLso , 
etc.), prayers, lessons and services for various 
occasions. The title, foL 4, enumerates some 



things that are no longer to be found in the 
volume, and omits others that really occur 

there: du^a.! f<LLi.v»3 t<r in \n t^hujoJiA 

. r^nr^^ A^.l reiu&ocLD rtl&ui^Aia . rxT^lm 

: ja^iAf^ ti^^io ,annv» t^snn i^iioilaa 

tt^^^OAAiT^a • CfluQoico Afik Annn\:i : cai^^Ad^:! 

.cai\^AA.i f<nT.a^o rdiTiMf^ 

1. The Nativity of our Lord. 

a. f<x.i:uo of Ephraim, 15 in number. 
Pol;4d. 

b. f^iuial» of the deacon Simeon Kukaya 
(or **the Potter'*) from the village called 
iAS.f^^ (see Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. ii., 
pp. 322-8), hence termed KfiJkayatha, 9 in 

number : . ^^jn.! cD.iSu du^a.! f^iu^jJlsa 

Au& Of^ f^ftooo ^^^o^sax. f^x2uA pi ^ni'oo:! 

f^AuDOo . Pol. 13 d. 

c. Prayer of Jacob of Batnae. Pol. 16 a. 

2. The Oommemoration of the blessed 
Virgin. 

a. f^cisao of Jacob of Batnae, ti-^na 
r^AdAM .aao:^ , 18 in number. Pol. 16 b. 

b. f^Auiftjsb , 4 in number. Pol. 27 a. 

c. Prayer in the metre of Ephraim, r^loa 
ja^iAr^ $isnn . Pol. 28 a. 

3. The Epiphany. 

a. f^cisao of Ephraim, 16 in number. 
Pol. 28 b. 

b. f^iuiftJ9b , 10 in number. Pol. 36 a. 

c. Prayer in the metre of Ephraim. Pol. 
40 a. 

4. Commemoration of the holy Martyrs, 
a. f^x.i.iaQ of Jacob of Batnae, 13 in num* 

ber. Pol. 40 ft. — On the Maccabees, the sons 
of Shamuni, fol. 43 d ; on Simeon Stylites, 
fol. 44 a ; on Sergius, fol. 45 a and d. 
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b. f^ftui&jsii /9 in number. Pol. 46 b. 

c. Prayers, two in the metre of Ephraim, 
one of Jacob. Pol. 49 6. 

6. The Vigils of the Dead, i^ioim f^tt^ 

^* rdi.i.i^a, anonymous, Air^ ^^aiin\,:t 
K!s.ai& , 10 in number. Pol. 60 6. 

b. f^ftui&j^ , 5 in number. Pol. 55 a. 

c. Prayers, one in the metre of Ephraim, 
another of Jacob. Pol. 57 a. 

6. Lent. 

a. f<dui!k» , six in number. Pol. 57 b. 

b. Prayers, three of Ephraim, two of Isaac 
of Antioch, and two of Jacob. Pol. 59 a. 

7. Palm Sunday. 

a. f^(kkiftjaQ , 22 in number. Pol. 60 b. 
6. Prayers, two of Ephraim and two of 
Jacob. Pol. 71 a. 

8. Passion {or Holy) VTeek, f^^.i K^uu^ 
^^^ocoiiaLso . ^<xun . The prayers are all 
ascribed to Ephraim. Pol. 72 &.-— t^al^ 
»>,^*wT..i ai»ia&&.i K'iib.i , the apostasy of 
Simon Peter. Pol. 87 a. 

9. Service for the 3urial of the Dead: 

• f;f^MiSL.n r^cA.i r^oook^ Au^ oi^ r^hiolcanf^ 

f<ii!^auiAi >ijAa v^o ^.11.1 vyi^". Pol. 
90 J. 

a. Lessons (r^l*u) from the holy Scrip- 
tures. Pol. 91 a. 

b. Consolatory Discourses, KV^fl^.1 rdu4\ 
f^hueJihio . Pol. 113 b. 

a. Theophilus of Alexandria, beginning, 

fol. 113 b : f^nlrf / >if< ^.^oA f^4^ rd\ 

fi. JohnChrysostom,beginning,fol.ll46: 

4 •x.a . ^ ^.vii^ ^co f^ljj ^ cuixmIo 
7. Basil, rt'iaix. A:^.i , beginning, fol. 115 b: 



«i 



.^^ 



999 r^l*f^ : f^UM^Aan^ Ktart" 

•aoAsb^ . ^ai.& i.^f^:i %^f^ ^ ■ n ■ it 13 
«^Cd*aa\ r^oaod . rc^Aia^ p^^a Kiduai 

8. Jacob of Batnae, r^ood^ A^.i , begin- 
ning, fol. 117 b :• f^^oaS)^ f^biAf< • U»r< 
f<Cai^ . k!&«d r^.i •am* r^osi 001*^9 

6. Jacob, beginning, fol. 120 b : . »alaj» 

t. Jacob, beginning, fol. 122 b : . Mti< 
tt^Tai\ ^^ini Aito • f^ocoi f<itan*i9 ^ j^^i 

17. Philoxenus of Mabug, f^^r^ Ia^x 
uSl^o ^.1 >ijul • .^LL9 , beginning, foL 123 S: 
>iM kSmaqo r^H^a*9 f(^^u» Kta : »nanif 

^ j^^^iif^.! «^^Mf^ osi^ . (sic) ^alk. 



^. Jacob, rd^ikil >^o ,Ti\^ A:^^, 
beginning, fol. 125 a : i^itH^ ^^^oJbk pslsu^ 

iuAu.i f^iaQ9 Ax. . rjt^xn r<^i:u3 oacp9 

e. f<LLi.%M of Ephraim and Jacob, 12 in 
number, several of which are alphabetical. 
Pol. 128 a. 

10. A collection of Services for different 
occasions : r^Laicua.! r< \m \n r< fti > \ 

. ft'iicA^.ia 1^1.109.10 r^4M v\ias.io rt'^^n.^.ia 

• cai^ A&9 

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' Antiocll, rdjjaxasa rt'iJl^sn^ rtSboass t<\^t9 . 
Fol.l40a. 

b. The Anaphora of Timothy of Alex- 
andria, «0O(^dtSa-k^ Klx^.Vo.l r^iCLAJt^ 

f^MioflA t^uou ^ .* ^T^hixtB ; beginning, 
fol. 142 a 



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• • • 



^o : v^.i ^oA ^K" ^&ac2n kLi-a.1 i^laoj* 
fftboAiL A^ K'.iIUiA.i >cb ^1^ vd*:i i^^axi 

c; The Order of Baptism, of Severus of 
Antioch/ i^^aj^Ji r^^oAoor^o k'^oA^ 

jjlsm3^.i r^QoaA oqI ja3i . Imperfect. Pol. 
165 a. 

FolL 2, 3, and 4 a, contain hymns, in a 
more cursive character, but probably of the 
fiame age, perhaps written in part by the 
same hand, as the rest of the manuscript 
(compare the, marginal notes on foU. 145 b 
and 151 a). 

Fol. 1 is a fragment of an ancient Arabic 
manuscript, of the iv*** cent, of the Hijra. 
It is part of a collection of traditions (c^j^) 

on various legal points. The portions legible 
refer chiefly to the distribution of spoil 
taJcen in battle, IijJUll mmJ, 

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of which are much mutilated. There are 
from 31 to 34 lines in each page. The 
writing is small and regular, of the viii*^ or 
ix**^ cent. They contain — 



Madrashe for the Commemoration of the 
Saints, rdz*.ia3 f^i^a.v3> the Prophets and 
the Apostles, rd4jJjL.io KUai.i r^i^o^-a , 
and some hymns (r^lii) on the Eesurrection 
of the Dead, i^iuifb hixun . 

[Add. 17,218, foU. 44—46.] 

ccocLm. 

Vellum, about 8| in. by 5|, consisting of 
27 leaves, a few of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 11 — ^14, 26, and 27. 
The quires, signed with letters, were origi- 
nally at least 9 in number {\ , fol. 27 a), 
but only one of them (i) is now complete, 
leaves being wanting at the beginning and 
end, as well as after foil. 4, 10, 14, 24, 25, 
and 26. Each page is divided into two 
columns of from 31 to 60 lines. This volume 
is written in a small, neat hand of the viii*'' 
or ix*^ cent., and seems to have once con- 
tained — 

Hymns and discourses for various festivals 
and other occasions ; but the present con- 
tents are as follow. 

1. Hymns of Praise, f^AiMax.^ , imperfect 
at the beginning. Pol. 1 a. The patriarch 
Severus of Antioch is mentioned as the 
author of several of them, but his name has 
been everywhere erased, yet not so as to be 
wholly illegible. 

2. Prosphorici, ^^.OA^iasuoDoHak . Pol. 2 a. 
Jacob of Batnae, Kl4\^va9 ,ann\i tiso , is 
named as the author of one of them, fol. 4 a. 

3. Stanzas to be chanted by the priests on 
breaJdng the consecrated bread : r^hss .ao^ 

: f^lkfiB*v& t'^k'^^ ^"^^ rdicQ^ •.fio^ ^a:^i.i 
^.goDiAua rdMf^ ^^alflDa • Pol. 4 a. 

4. Verses to be chanted in the church by 
the PsaltaB, before the introduction of the 
holy Eucharist : i^Auuk..! f<% \<\m ^aa^ 

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9. Prose homily of Jacob of Batnae on the 
Nativity of our Lcnrd: KdaJ^o^ .ao^ 

«4^.i cD.iL Aua A&Ji ,aan^i tian r^lx»9a.i 

ixB-na . Imperfeot. FoL 4 b. See Assemani, 
Bibl. Or., t. i., p. 304, no. 8, and Zingerle, 
Sachs Homilien, p. 1. 

6. Hymns for Palm Sunday, rdLii 
f<xiJLof<n , some of which are by Severus. 
Imperfect. Pol. 5 a. 

7. Hymns for Good Priday, some of which 
are by Seyerus. Pol. 11 a. The original 
writing on fol. 14 has been ia great part 
erased, and a k!xj#.i f<z.i.ijs« , or Passion- 
hynm, substituted, in the metre of Jacob, 
beginning: cajL4»:i ft^*wn ■ *i iJsnu w^yinnT.. 

m 1 1 \^ > n f^xx f<i\m\.i (sic) r^n>^u^:i 

oioi^a faia3-*r^ Au4.a ^ r^i^ia (sic) f.*i^a 

c ni\\oT . ^ coA\aii\^>i fdaLA. Imperfect. 

8. f^iMoi, or short chants before the 
reading of the lessons from Scripture. Im- 
perfect. Pol. 15 a. 

9. f^i:s«ai to be chanted at funeral ser- 
vices, before the reading of the Scriptures : 
1^9^ ^.v f^l^cA:! f^ijs«ai .aa^ . Pol. 16 a. 

10. Order of the Puneral Service by 
Ephraim, >»v&f^»iM:i rd^cA:! Klfio^. It 
consists chiefly of hymns, mostly alphabe- 
tical, r^.au2L.i iua »sAr^. Owing to a lacuna 
after fol. 24, the nineteenth of these and the 
last are imperfect. Pol. 16 b. 

11. Discourse of Theophilus of Alexandria 
on the Separation of the Soul from the Body, 

r^i^ ^ rdjB^.i rdix.ia& , beginning, fol. 

12. A consolatory discourse for the Dead, 
f^:iJ:^ iA..i KV<*asa , beginning, fol. 25 b : 

Imperfect. See no. ccccli, &, J, . 

The original writing on foil. 26 and 27 has 
been carefully erased, and these leaves now 



contain diort hymns of Ephraim and Jacob 
of Batnae, fol. 26, for the Besurrection, New 
(or Low) Sunday, the Ascension, foL 27, the 
Epiphany, the Commemoration of S. Simeon 
the Agedj and Lent, in a hand of the x^ or 
xi*** cent. 

[Add. 17,207.] 



CCCCLIV- 

A vellum leaf, much torn, about 6| in. by 
4|. It contains part of a hymn for Saturday 
in Passion Week, written iu a good hand of 
the ix*** cent. 

[Add. 14,667, fol. 54.] 

CCCCLV. 

Eight vellimi leaves, about 9J in. by 6|, 
all slightly stained and soiled. They once 
formed the eleventh quire (rd*) of a manu- 
script, the two centre leaves being missing. 
Each page is divided into two columns, of 
from 29 to 33 lines. The writing is good 
and regular, of the ix**^ cent. They con- 
tain — 

Part of a collection of hymns, k!x.i.ijs« , 
chiefly for the Nativity and the Epiphany. 
[Add. 14,606, foD. 111—118.] 



CCCCLVI. 

Pour vellum leaves, about 10| in. by 7^, 
the first and last of which are much torn. 
There are 29 or 30 lines in each page. The 
writing is good and regular, of the ix*^ cent. 
They contain — 

IV^adrashefor the Epiphany, f<uM hun A^wa ; 
and madrashe and sugyatha of exhortation 
and repentance, A^^i r<iu\cLfl»o f<z.i.%a 

{Add. 17,216, foil. 28— 31.] 



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A velltim leaf, about 8^ in. by 5|, slightly 
torn. It contains madrashe, written in a good, 
current hand of the x^ cent. 

[Add. 17,218, foL 47.] 

CCCCLVIIL 

Two yellum leaves, both much mutilated. 
They contain hymns, written in a good, 
regular hand of the xi*^ cent. 

[Add. 17,218, foil. 50, 51.] 

CCCCLIX. 

Two vellum leaves, about 8| in. by 7^, 
both much mutilated. There are from 28 to 
35 lines in each page. The writing is partly 
Estrangela and partly cursive, of about the 
xi*"* cent. They contain hymns, ftfla . 

[Add. 17,2f8, foU. 41, 42.] 

CCCCLX. 

Vellum, about 9 in. by 6^, consisting of 14 
leaves, the last of which is much stained and 
torn (Add. 14,606, foD. 97—110). The first 
of the two quires is imperfect, leaves being 
wanting after foil. 97, 98 and 99. Each page 
is divided into two columns, of from 22 to 31 
lines. This manuscript, which is palimpsest 
throughout, is written in a rather irregular 
hand of the xi*^ cent. It contains — 

A collection of Hymns, r^z.r*un . Title, 

foL 97 b : KUhaslsq ,\ o Tt ^jisn.! ^^ *^ 



f^oaAnr i\.*iJL.i k!x.i.i^q •aaiu&.i.l ^x^ij^ao 
(sic) ^..^i^f^iiM.1 . f<XA±lLno rdjLilM:ia 
f<iauLa . The special headings are as 
follow— 

1. The holy Virgin, colr^ "^.i ; imper- 
fect. FoL 97 6. 

2. The holy Martyrs, including hymns on 
the Doctors and Fathers, iO-LIm 1j^:i 



xo r^^caSar^a, among which are some on 
Severus of Antioch, tij» Klajt\^ 1.^ 
r^vardtt . Imperfect. FoL 99 a. 

3. The Dead, including one on Julian Saba, 
rdiAcu ft^ajto 1^.1 . Imperfect. FoL 108 a. 

On fol. 97 a there is a note by the scribe, 
John bar Marutha, a Tagritan, from the 
city of Doluk (v^.i or vycA.! , cJ^j ; see 

Assemani, Bibl. Orient., t. ii.. Dissert, de 
Monophys., art. ix., Dolucha), residing at 
Edessa. 

rfiiSkiaM f^^.<un >aiiaf^.i itllx^M f^io]^:i 
r<iii.l A& • r^.aU2L90 r^.icDC9:io r^oAr^ ^.iL.i 

• .La 

As above mentioned, these two quires 
are palimpsest. The older writing, but little 
of which is now legible (see in particular 
foil. 105 b and 106 J) is in two columns, in 
a good hand of the ix**' cent. 

[Add. 14,506, foil. 97—110.] 

CCCCLXI. 

A vellum leaf, about lOJ in. by 7, much 
soiled and torn, evidently one of the fly- 
leaves of a manuscript. It contains hymns, 
rudely written by two hands, apparently of 
the xi*^ cent. 

[Add. 17,216, foL 46.] 

ccccLxn. 

Two vellum leaves, much torn, about 6| 
in. by 5J. There are from 29 to 31 lines in 
each page. They contain hymns, i^Ib (e. g. 
ftulA.t, f^i&^ •..J^, and tttooi^A^ 
f^kaoAfi.!), written in a small, current hand 
of the xi*^ cent. 

[Add. 14,667, foU. 41, 42.] 



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CCCCLXIII. 

Vellum, about 9 J in. by 6^, consisting of 
96 leayes (Add. 14,606, foU. 1—96), a few of 
which are slightly stained and torn, espe- 
cially foD. 1, 27, and 96. The quires, 9 in 
number, are signed with letters. There are 
from 24 to 29 lines in each page. This manu- 
script, the last quire of which is palimpsest, 
is written in a good, regular hand of the xi*** 
cent., and contains — 

A collection of Hymns (K!x.i.%a) and Can- 
ticles (r^iu\cLfl»), one of which is ascribed 
to Jacob of Batnae (fol. 39 a), whilst the rest 
are either anonymous or assigned toEphraim. 
Title, fol. 1 b : r^oAr^.! r<lAi.ia:k.a r^^^eji >uk. 

1. S. Simeon the Aged. Fol. 1 J. 

2. S. John the Baptist. Fol. 1 b. 

3. The blessed Virgin Mary, by Ephrahn. 
Fol. 6 a. 

4. The holy Apostles. Fol. 14 a. 

5. The holy Martyrs and Confessors 
(r^A*.iosQ), by Ephraim, Fol. 18 a. 

6. Priests and Monk^, r<lAaai^.i f<ii&a.iA 
KUiL^ Kl«V9.ia. Fol. 29 a. 

7. Fathers and Priests, 1.^.1 KilaLi^^sn 
rtlAooi^a r^^caar^. Fol. 31 a. 

8. The Dead. Fol. 33 a. 

9. Lent, ^4^air^:i t^Hx^^m kImo^ A:k.:i . 

^ol. 42 a. Subscription, fol. 87 a : A*w\t 

10. The forty Martyrs, by Ephraim. Fol. 
87 a. 

11. The Miracles of our Lord, r^z.i.usa 

^A:kAif<3 KlXft.1^ ftldoo^i r^ajL5.%iJo . Im- 
perfect. Fol. 91 6. 

The name of the scribe seems to have been 
foisi (?). At least, on the margin of fol. 
68 a there is a note, written partly with red. 



partly with black ink, the first word of 
which is indistinct. 

• ^CD •aiuk f^Laoiuk (sic) >caai 

The manuscript was corrected by one Bar- 
sauma of Mar'ash, as appears from two mar- 
ginal notes ; the one on fol. 52 5, ^os ^h^ 



f<iT.\ iao KlMo^i^ rfi.*^; 



the other on fol. 76 a, ttfboo^ 



• ai:^ cA^ 



Some of the marginal corrections hare the 
Arabic word ^ appended; e.g. foil. 42 b 
and 69 a. ^ 

On the margin of fol. 56 a (in reference to the 
following passage in the text : oiaicul tA^acv 

r^aoQi ,nflrii ^a 3-1U..1 : r^u.1.1 ocd r^^atcuo 
. r^i\aiitlAa •.^Hj.1 f<iai f^V^ ^f^ . k^\i\t 

MLfi^Lsn.! f^«& Kdft' rei\aif<aA) a reader has 
written the words: ^1:1 r^lAi-»i!^ ov^ 

(sic) vfid^Ai^OMO f^r/*«T^ito , " behold the 

patriarchs of our time, who have between 
them weighed out 40,000 dinars to the 
heathen' rulers. O the disgrace of bribery (?) I 
That is, Athanasius and Gregory, in the 
year 1515 [A.D. 1204]/' Compare Assemani, 
Bibl. Orient., t. ii., pp. 369, 370, 453. 

As mentioned above, the last twelve leaves 
of this manuscript are paUmpsest,- but very 
little of the original text is now legible. It 
was written in two columns, in a small cha- 
racter of the ix*^ cent. See in particular 
fol. 88. 

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CCCCLXIY. 

Paper, about 6f in. by 5 J, oonfiisting of 
140 leaves, some of which are much stained 
and torn, especially foil. 1 — 4, 53, 54, 121, 
and 136 — ^140. The quires, signed with 
letters, were 15 or 16 in number. Leaves 
are wanting at the beginning, as well as after 
foil. 4, 12 (one), 52 (one), and 136. There 
are from 18 to 25 lines in each page. This 
volume is written in a neat, regular hand of 
the xii'** cent., and contains — 

A coDection of Hymns ; viz. 

1. Hymns of the Vigils, i^Ujicox. r^lJi 

t^ajo^ ; imperfect. Fol. 1 a. 

2. Cantus ad Magnificat, rdaiasn.i f<iifi\\. 
Fol. 27 b. 

8. The Hymns of Severus, r^ n ti flf» 
f<ior^ito fi:sn4 (sic) f^<k^u^^.i . Each hymn 
is marked by a letter denoting its tone. 

a. Epiphany, rdMj.i.i r^!^xn ft'.